AmeriCorps NOFA Overview

February to June is the peak of federal grant season for nonprofits serving children, youth and families, and the announcements start now.

The first major announcement of the season — the 2013 AmeriCorps State and National Notice of Funding Availability — has been released, with a submission deadline of February 6, 2013. Click here for our quick overview of AmeriCorps priorities and applicant eligibility.

Whether you are considering pursuing the AmeriCorps grant or another federal grant in the coming months, the grantwriting team at Youth Catalytics can help you put forward the strongest proposal possible. We know how stressful this process can be, and we also understand how critical federal grants are to the health of organizations like yours.

Our expertise in grant writing and prospect research enables us to provide our nonprofit partners with comprehensive and affordable “A to Z” support as you prepare and submit your grant. We have a remarkable record of writing successful federal grants, and we can promise to help your organization gain a competitive edge by fully and persuasively meeting the requirements of the RFP and the funding agency.

Our grant writing services include:

  • Prospect research
  • Grant/contract writing and proposal development
  • Researching needs/community characteristics
  • Brainstorming ideas, workable solutions, research approaches
  • Preparing application materials
  • Submitting/re-submitting proposals (including through federal portals)
  • Proofreading, editing, formatting and revising proposals
  • Editing previously submitted proposals

We hope to have the opportunity to partner with you, either on the AmeriCorps grant or another opportunity in the near future. Please contact Sharon Vardatira at (413) 687-1006 or for additional information on AmeriCorps or our grant writing services in general.


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