OCS Training & Outreach funds are available to assist grantees to meet staff and/or member training.  Funds awarded are based on availability. Please complete this application for funding consideration.
 
Purpose
Training & Outreach funds are intended to increase capacity of current AmeriCorps programs and to deliver professional development. 
 
Eligibility
To qualify for Training & Outreach funds, an organization must be an active AmeriCorps State program under the Montana Commission on Community Service that is current on all reporting.
 
Use of funds
Funds are limited and intended to meet identified training needs.
Funds requested may support outreach events, for example college career fairs.
Funds may be requested to support approved providers in the OCS Training and Technical Assistance Directory to develop program staff and site supervisors.
Allowable uses are outreach project materials, venue, travel, training costs for program staff and trainers/consultants.
Food, beverages and other refreshments should be paid with non-federal funds. 
Funds may not be requested for any administrative costs.
 
Reporting
Reporting, included in this application, will be used to track activities and results as appropriate for the activity. Receipts, sign-in sheets, agendas, and other appropriate documentation must be submitted for request for reimbursement no later than 30 days after the activity.   
 
Deadline
The application must be received at least 30 days prior to the desired activity at serve@mt.gov. 
 
OCS contact
Lisa Dorrington, Governor’s Office of Community Service,  406.444.1366 or lisa.dorrington@mt.gov

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* 1. Application Information

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* 2. Requested funds will be used for the following:

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* 3. Total funds to be requested from OCS:

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* 4. Total funds from other sources (source & amount):

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* 5. Indicate why the funds requested are necessary:

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* 6. Briefly describe your request and desired result.
(If an outreach event or training, include details such as who, what, when, where, role in program, and how the event/training benefits the program.)

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* 7. Trainer/Consultant information.  If not applicable, skip to Funding Responsibility below.

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* 8. Training name and location

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* 9. Training start and end dates

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* 10. Is this a trainer/consultant from the T/TA Directory?

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* 11. What made you decide to use this trainer/consultant?

Funding Responsibility

If funded, the recipient will:

Carry out the training detailed in the OCS Training & Outreach Fund Application.

Spend the money as proposed in the above budget lines. When OCS budgets to reimburse an organization for program outreach and training, the legal applicant's organization should use non-grant resources to initially cover the costs, not the AmeriCorps program grant budget.

Lead an inclusive training and provide reasonable accommodation as appropriate.

Submit a brief narrative describing the funded activity and appropriate documentation. Examples Include the number of staff members attended, agenda, and sign-in sheet, or any other pertinent documents.

Comply with the allowable use of funds and the AmeriCorps prohibited activities as outlined in the AmeriCorps Guidelines.

Maintain suitable records and make them available to the Governor’s Office of Community Service upon request. 

OCS will:
Respond in a timely manner to received complete applications.

Provide AmeriCorps Montana branding materials, if needed.

Process reimbursement within 30 days of receiving complete fiscal documentation and brief narrative of the result of the funded activity.

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* 12. Program staff requestor acknowledgment:

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