America's Service Commissions is pleased to support the national service field by providing one
form for multi-state applicants (National Directs) applying for an AmeriCorps grant to initiate their
consultation with participating state service commissions.
As part of the Serve America Act, National Direct Consultation was established to help increase
collaboration and coordination among national service programs, which in turn supports the
efficient use of national service funds in each state.
Consultation is a requirement outlined in the FY19 AmeriCorps NOFO for new, recompete and
State service commissions use the information provided through the National Direct Consultation
process to provide input to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) on funding
decisions that may impact their state, as well as provide feedback/recommendations to the National
Direct applicant. CNCS asks each commission to provide their input on each National Direct
applicant proposing to place members in the state by selecting “support,” “neutral,” or “do not
support,” along with any comments associated with the opinion submitted.
This form and the accompanying requested documents are due in advance of the FY19 AmeriCorps
NOFO application deadline established by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Consultation requirements may vary by state. Consultation is not completed unless you meet all
the requirements by an individual state service commission. Upon completing this form, you may
be contacted for additional information. When possible, it is encouraged that applicants initiate
consultation with state service commissions as soon as possible.
Instructions for completing National Direct Consultation Form:
Please fill out all sections to the best of your ability.
In the provided section, select the states/territories you are planning to request/place members in
your AmeriCorps National application. By submitting this form you are initiating the consultation
process as outlined in the FY19 AmeriCorps State/National NOFO for all states/territories with the
exception of Guam, Hawaii, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Tennessee.
Contact these commissions directly for instructions on initiating and completing consultation. For
all other states, you only need to submit this form once to initiate consultation.
The state service commissions in the states/territories you selected will review the information you
provided and may reach out with follow up questions or additional requirements to complete
consultation. Please be responsive to any questions, as they will use the information provided in
this form, along with additional information requested, to complete their required feedback to the