The Corporation for National and Community Service (the Corporation) announces the availability of approximately $650,070 to award Learn and Serve America School-Based Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories grants on a competitive basis. This program is authorized under the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and funded under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (P.L. 111-117). Grants will be awarded to an estimated three to five Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories with awards ranging from approximately $45,000 to $120,000 annually for a project period of up to three years.
What is the purpose of Learn and Serve America School-Based Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories Grants?
Learn and Serve America School-Based grants are designed to involve school-age youth in service-learning projects that simultaneously support student development and meet community needs in areas such as the environment, education, public safety, and other human needs.
The Corporation is offering federal financial assistance on a competitive basis to Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories for the following purposes:
- To support high-quality service-learning sponsored by Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories and enhance the infrastructure in schools and communities to support on-going service-learning programming;
- To support Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories working with schools to expand service-learning into more tribal communities that will involve students in service-learning projects;
- To increase student civic, academic and leadership skills and provide youth with service-learning experiences that motivate them to become more civically engaged and committed to lifelong service; and
- To promote healthy communities and healthy youth by having students engaged in service-learning projects that address one or more of the following issue areas:
- Health and Wellness
- Retention of Tribal Language, History, and Culture
- Community Development/Economic Development
- Crime Prevention/Violence Prevention
Note: Applicants may choose to focus on more than one of these issue areas; however, no advantage or disadvantage will accrue to the applicant by doing so.