Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
01/08/20 5:00 PM ET
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, and IHEs to support volunteer staff members carrying out a broad range of community services. State applicants must contact state commissions prior to applying, and applicants from South Dakota must contact the Funding Source. Grants are intended to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed 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 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.
CNCS seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in:
To receive priority consideration, applicants must show that the priority area is a significant part of the program focus and intended outcomes, and must include a high-quality program design. Proposing programs that receive priority consideration does not guarantee funding.
All applications must include at least one aligned performance measure (output and outcome) that corresponds to the proposed primary intervention. This may be a National Performance Measure or an applicant-determined measure. Additional performance measures, including output-only National Performance Measures, may also be included if desired; however, all performance measures must be consistent with the program’s Theory of Change and represent significant program activities.
GrantWatch ID#: 148449
Award amounts will vary, as determined by the scope of the projects.
CNCS anticipates making three-year grants. CNCS generally makes an initial award for the first year of operation, based on a one-year project period. Continuation awards for subsequent years are not guaranteed; they depend upon availability of appropriations and satisfactory performance.
The project start date may not occur prior to the date CNCS awards the grant. AmeriCorps members may not enroll prior to the start date of the award. AmeriCorps members may not begin service prior to the beginning of the member enrollment period as designated in the grant award. A program may not certify any hours a member performs prior to the beginning of the member enrollment period.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://egrants.cns.gov/espan/main/login.jsp
Potential applicant from South Dakota should contact AmeriCorpsGrants@cns.gov for additional guidance.
If you are having technical difficulties with creating an account or preparing or submitting the application in eGrants, please contact the National Service Hotline at (800) 942-2677 or via Questions: https://questions.nationalservice.gov/app/ask_eg.
Corporation for National and Community Service
ATTN: Office of Grants Policy and Operations/AmeriCorps Application
250 E Street, SW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20525
Phone: (202) 606-7508
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