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AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants

Deadline: May 4, 2022

AmeriCorps State and National Tribal grants priorities for the investment of national service resources are as follows:

* Efforts to help local communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may propose programming in any AmeriCorps focus area to aid communities as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, including outcomes of COVID-19 on student subgroups described in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

* Educational opportunity and economic mobility for communities experiencing persistent unemployment or underemployment, and students experiencing homelessness or those in foster care. • Programs that prioritize civic engagement/social cohesion. • AmeriCorps is committed to working on a Nation-to-Nation basis with Tribal Nations and upholding the federal government’s Tribal trust responsibility.

* Economic Opportunity – including digital skills and increased access to broadband. • Education – improving student academic performance in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), traditional knowledge and indigenous language, and/or serving students who attend Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools.

* Veterans and Military Families, Caregivers, and Survivors – a program model that improves the well-being of military families, caregivers, and survivors. • Environmental stewardship and climate change including renewable energy and energy efficiency, building community resilience, sustainable food systems and agriculture, water/wastewater, and conservation and habitat preservation.

Note: AmeriCorps State and National grants are awarded to organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.

Amount: Grant awards have two components: operating funds and AmeriCorps member positions. Grant award amounts vary both in the level of operating funds and in the type and amount of AmeriCorps member positions, as determined by the scope of the projects.

The Maximum Costs per (one) AmeriCorps Member Service Year (MSY) is as follows:
* Cost reimbursement: $18,000 maximum
* Fixed amount grant: $18,000 maximum

Match requirements:
* Fixed amount grants: There are no specific match requirements, however, not all of the funds needed are provided to operate the program.
* Cost reimbursement grants: A first-time awardee is required to match at 24 percent for the first three-year funding period. Starting with year four, the match gradually increases every year to 50 percent by year ten.

Eligibility: Federally-recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by Indian tribes. An entity applying on behalf of a federally-recognized tribe, or multiple specific federally-recognized tribes, must submit a sanctioning resolution, applicable for the entirety of the period of performance that the applicant is applying for, adopted by the Tribal Council (or comparable tribal governing body) of each Indian tribe.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333777

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