Grants Officer: June-August 2022

Major projects completed:

  • Meeting with AYCC Program Director to discuss closing of their grant and the need to exit their members 
  • Completed closeout of Maine Conservation Corps 18ESHME001 award 
  • Attended the Climate Conference at the Civic Center, the event was hosted by the Maine Climate Council 
  • Attendance and participation in the AmeriCorps State and National Symposium
  • Site visit to the Town of Van Buren for member file review and interview followed by a discussion with the Program Director and Supervisor about continuation
  • Main Street Skowhegan, UMaine COA, Trekkers all had a site visit to review member files
  • Meeting with AmeriCorps member from Van Buren to discuss service related 
  • Staff JEDI session with Thenara Bailey from the SIGI group 
  • Review and approval of Q1 & Q2 grantee progress reports that were compliant and communicated the corrections necessary to those that were not
  • Closeout documents sent out to all the AmeriCorps programs under the 18AFHME001 prime
  • Grant task force meeting and subsequent minutes wrote up for the Commission 
  • Reviewing and processing multiple reimbursement requests for AmeriCorps programs
  • Renewed the OnCorps contract for the 2022-2023 year
  • Preparation for the site visit from the AmeriCorps monitoring office
  • Reviewed the evaluation plan from Maine Conservation Corps and sent it to the AmeriCorps Program Impact Specialist

Issues to be aware of:

  • The Town of Van Buren is not going to continue
  • The Maine Energy AmeriCorps program is not going to continue 
  • The evaluation plan was reviewed by an external reviewer according to criteria detailed in the 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity, and was approved

Major focus of effort for the next month:

  • Finalizing the Close-out of 18AFHME001
  • Preparing the grantee progress reports to submit to the Federal agency at the end of November 
  • Continued an ongoing review and process of Periodic Expense Reports (PER's), Periodic Income Reports (PIR's), Aggregated Financial Reports (AFR's) and Grantee Progress Reports (GPR's) along with corresponding reimbursement requests