National Direct Consultation




America's Service Commissions is pleased to continue the online National Direct Consultation single form to initiate and streamline consultation between multi-state applicants and state service commissions. 

For the FY24 AmeriCorps State and National Grant Funding Opportunity, 52 of the 52 state service commissions are participating in the National Direct single online consultation form process. 

By completing the online form, multi-state applicants will initiate consultation for those participating commissions. Download a PDF of the form for your reference. (Please do not submit a completed PDF; use only the online form.)

This consultation process single form and the accompanying requested documents are due in advance of the FY23 AmeriCorps State and National application deadline established by the AmeriCorps Agency.
  • Thursday, January 4, 2024 — National Direct and Public Health AmeriCorps Applicants 
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 by the commission for additional information. When possible, it is encouraged that applicants initiate consultation with state service commissions as soon as possible.

For more information regarding consultation requirements, review the FY24 AmeriCorps State and National Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity on the AmeriCorps website.

Informational Webinar

On Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 2pm Eastern, ASC hosted an informational webinar to review the FY24 Single Form Consultation process. This webinar is intended for AmeriCorps National Direct applicants and state commission staff.

State Service Commission Contact Information

  • Consultation contact information for the 52 state service commissions participating in the single online form
  • Contact information for all 52 state service commissions

Questions about the consultation process may be directed to Elisa Gleeson

More Information about Consultation

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.

Multi-state (also known as National Direct) applicants applying for competitive AmeriCorps funding are required to consult with the state service commission in the states they are applying to place members. 

It is strongly encouraged that multi-state applicants (national directs) contact the state service commission(s) as early as possible in order to begin a dialogue related to your proposed placement of AmeriCorps members. This may help inform your application to AmeriCorps based on suggestions the state service commission(s) may offer based on need in the state, existing AmeriCorps program placement, and other factors to consider.