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Deadline: April 30, 2014

Corporation for National & Community Services: AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grant

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in economic opportunity, education, veterans and military families, and disaster services in Native American communities. Through this grant competition, CNCS will focus on national service programs that:

  • Improve academic outcomes for children, youth, and young adults – reflecting the extensive experience and past success of national service programs in education;
  • Serve veterans and military families or engage veterans and military families in service;
  • Increase community resiliency through disaster preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation; and
  • Increase economic opportunities for communities and AmeriCorps members.
AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based interventions 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 receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust.

Amount: Awards will be for funds and AmeriCorps member slots. CNCS will review applications and determine the appropriate award amount, if any. Award amounts vary. At its discretion, CNCS may offer a planning grant, of up to $75,000, to a new applicant in lieu of an operational grant. A planning grant provides one year of funding to support the planning for an AmeriCorps program. At the end of the planning process, an applicant is expected to be in a better position to compete for an operational AmeriCorps grant.

Eligibility: Only federally-recognized Indian Tribes and tribal organizations are eligible to apply to this competition. A nonprofit that desires to apply for a grant as a “tribal organization” on behalf of a federally-recognized tribe, or multiple specific federally-recognized tribes, must submit a sanctioning resolution adopted by the Tribal Council (or comparable tribal governing body) of each tribe.

Link: http://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2014/americorps-indian-tribes-grants-fy-2014

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