Subject to the availability of appropriations for fiscal year 2011, CNCS anticipates availability of approximately $650,000 to award approximately 3 to 4 new grants of approximately $70,000 to $250,000. Each award will support 1 to 3 years of operations.
Through our school-based grants, we fund service-learning programs that improve academic achievement and increase civic and academic engagement for children and youth. These service-learning programs not only accelerate education for our students, they help youth to confront local challenges and make our communities vibrant places to live.
School-Based grants to Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories enable selected applicants to do one of two things:
- enhance and/or expand effective service-learning programs already underway; or
- develop new service-learning programs in tribal communities or areas within the U.S. Territories
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include any federally-recognized Indian Tribe or “State Educational Agencies” for the following U.S. Territories – Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Applicants may propose to directly operate service-learning programs, in partnership with local K-12 school(s), that meet the statutory definition of service-learning, or propose to award subgrants to local educational agencies or local K-12 school(s) which in turn implement service-learning programs that meet the statutory definition of service-learning.
DEADLINE: Applications are due March 3, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Successful applicants will be notified by May 2011.