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AmeriCorps embraces these as guiding principles across our agency and programs.
- Collaboration improves the effectiveness of government by encouraging partnerships and cooperation within the federal government, across levels of government, and between the government and private institutions and citizens.
- Participation allows members of the public to contribute ideas and expertise so that their government can make policies with the benefit of a wide range of views and information.
- Transparency promotes accountability by providing the public with information about what the government is doing.
Open Government Plan Version 1.1
Based on input from agency staff and the public, the AmeriCorps Open Government Plan contains detailed information on our current activities and future improvements to increase transparency, collaboration, and participation. This plan is a living document and we are interested in hearing from you about our plan. Please let us know what you think and share any other ideas on how we can improve transparency, participation, and collaboration by sending an email to email@example.com.
Status of AmeriCorps’ Open Government Plan
Currently: In our Open Government Plan, we committed to giving the public quarterly status updates. View Open Government Status as of March 31, 2011. This will provide you with the status for a list of completed projects, actively ongoing projects, and projects planned for the next year.
Record and Reports
Regulations.gov was launched in January 2003 in order to provide public users access to federal regulatory content. On Regulations.gov, the public can search, submit comments, and download the agency's regulatory materials.
Information Collections (Paperwork Reduction Act)
The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35; see 5 CFR Part 1320) requires that the Office of Management and Budget approve all collections of information by a Federal agency from the public before they can be implemented. Collections of information include (1) requests for information for transmission to the government, such as application forms and written report forms, (2) reporting or recordkeeping requirements, and (3) third-party or public disclosure requirements. For assistance, please contact AmeriCorps’ OMB Clearance Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AmeriCorps is committed to open government and ensuring transparent, fair, and equitable grant application review processes.
AmeriCorps reports all grant awards to USASpending.gov.
This webpage presents a forecast of funding opportunities through which AmeriCorps expects to invite applicants to apply for new awards. AmeriCorps publishes this page to provide potential applicants with information they could use in planning for future funding opportunities.
The forecast is organized chronologically according to the Notices of Funding Opportunity (Notice) that already have been announced or that AmeriCorps plans to announce at a later date. The competitions listed are based upon AmeriCorps’ best estimates.
- “Funding Opportunities Announced” lists the already published grant competitions. The dates provided are actual and the Notices have been published.
- “Funding Opportunities Anticipated” lists the currently planned grant competitions for the rest of the fiscal year. The dates provided are estimates and the Notices have not yet been published.
Potential applicants should note that the “Funding Opportunities Anticipated” could change if AmeriCorps needs to cancel or announce a new funding opportunity.
AmeriCorps posts all announced grant competitions on its website. The Notices contain the actual dates of the competitions, as well as its requirements and selection criteria. For information regarding current and previous grant competitions, please visit AmeriCorps’ Funding Opportunity webpage at: http://www.americorps.gov/partner/funding-opportunities
The terms below describe the information found in both the “Funding Opportunities Announced” and “Funding Opportunities Anticipated” charts:
- Assistance Listing Number: Formerly known as Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA), this number is the unique five-digit identifier for a federal assistance program.
- Notice Name: The title of the grant competition.
- Notice Publication: The actual or estimated date of publication for the grant competition’s Notice.
- Link to Notice: The electronic link to the grant competition’s published Notice.
- Application Deadline: The actual or estimated deadline for submitting applications for a grant competition.
- Announcement Date: The actual or estimated deadline for the announcement of the applications selected for funding.
- Contact Information: The email address and/or telephone numbers for obtaining further information about the programs listed. This information is also included in the actual Notice for each competition.
Note: This webpage is for reference only and is not an official notification. AmeriCorps is not bound by the estimated dates in this document. We advise applicants to read the published Notice for each competition. As information becomes available, Notices are typically published at the following location six to eight weeks prior to the Application Deadline: http://www.americorps.gov/partner/funding-opportunities