Volunteer Louisiana and Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
Grants to Louisiana nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, Tribes, and IHEs to employ volunteer staff to carry out a broad range of community services. Applicants must submit an initial application prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to support volunteer services in the areas of public safety, education, literacy and tutoring, the environment, basic human needs and Homeland Security.
AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible 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.
CNCS seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in the following areas:
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.
GrantWatch ID#: 187097
AmeriCorps Operating Grants: CNCS may award a Cost Reimbursement or a Fixed Amount grant to any successful applicant, but the availability of a Full-Time Fixed Amount grant is limited to certain applicants.
The total amount of an applicant’s grant request must not exceed $15,479 per Member Service Year.
For Professional Corps, the applicant’s grant request must not exceed $1,000 per Member Service Year.
For Education Award Programs, the applicant’s grant request must not exceed $800 per Member Service Year.
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.
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