The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service (the Corporation) is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
For more than fifteen years, the Corporation—through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs—has helped to mobilize a new generation of engaged citizens. This year, more than 1.8 million individuals of all ages and backgrounds will serve with national and community non-profit organizations, faith-based groups, schools, and local agencies to meet needs in education, health, the environment, economic opportunity, veterans, disaster services, and other critical areas.
This Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity (Notice) should be read together with the AmeriCorps regulations 45 CFR Sections 2520 – 2550 and the Application Instructions.
AMENDED NOTICE RELEASED OCTOBER 18, 2010
On October 18, 2010, the Corporation released amended notices for the 2011 AmeriCorps grant competitions which include greater emphasis on evidence-based programs, information on priorities, definitions of Focus Areas, information on the review and selection process, and 2011 national performance measurement pilot information. References to “Priority Area” were changed to “Focus Area;” and “Clean Energy” to “Environmental Stewardship” throughout.
- Click here for a list of changes to the 2011 Notice
- Click here for background information on 2011 National Performance Measures
CORRECTED NOTICE RELEASED OCTOBER 25, 2010
On October 25, 2010, the Corporation posted corrected versions of the application materials posted on October 18, 2010 (Notice, Planning Notice, Application Instructions, Planning Application Instructions, and Performance Measure Background Document).
The corrections clarify that the character limitation for Executive Summaries is 500. In addition, the corrections clarify the review and selection process for planning grants and continuations, i.e. these applications are reviewed by internal reviewers only. Instructions have been added for Planning Grants applicants on how to complete the MSY chart in the Performance Measure screens. Additional non-substantive edits were included in the final versions for accuracy, clarity and consistency.