The purpose of planning grants is to support the development of AmeriCorps programs so applicants are better prepared to compete for an AmeriCorps program grant in the following grant cycle. Planning grants may not be used to support AmeriCorps members.
AmeriCorps State and National Planning Grant applicants must not have previously received an AmeriCorps State or National grant.
Indian Tribes Planning Grant applicants must not have received an AmeriCorps grant in the past and must be an Indian Tribe (See definition in Section III).
Funding for 2010 is contingent upon appropriations, and is estimated to be $500,000 for AmeriCorps State and National and $250,000 for Indian Tribes. Applicants may apply for up to a maximum of $50,000.
For questions regarding multi-state or Indian Tribes applications to be submitted directly to the Corporation, please call (202) 606-7508 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions concerning a single-state application, e-mail email@example.com or contact the State Commission. A list of all State Commissions can be found here: www.americorps.gov/about/contact/statecommission.asp.