AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Planning Grants FY2013

NOFA/NOFO End Date: 
Thu, 05/30/2013
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CFDA number: 
94.006
Contact Information
americorpsgrants@cns.gov
(202) 606-7508

AmeriCorps planning grants provide up to $75,000 for a one-year period to provide support to an Indian Tribe for the development of an AmeriCorps program that will engage AmeriCorps members in order to address pressing community problems. Planning grant recipients are expected to be better prepared to compete for an AmeriCorps program grant in the following grant cycle. Planning grants may not be used to support AmeriCorps members.

An AmeriCorps member is an individual (recruited by an AmeriCorps grant program) who is enrolled in an approved national service position and engages in community service. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service members receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust.

CNCS is targeting AmeriCorps funding in the Education, Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity and Veterans and Military Families Focus Areas.

Eligible Applicants:

This funding opportunity is open to Indian Tribes.

“Indian Tribe” is defined as a federally recognized Indian Tribe, band, nation or other organized group or community, included Native village, Regional Corporation, or Village Corporation, as defined under the Alaska Native claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. sec 1602), that the United States Government determines is eligible for special programs and services provided under federal law to Indians because of their status as Indians. Indian Tribes also include tribal organizations controlled, sanctioned or charted by one of the entities described above.

Deadline:

Applications are due May 30, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of July, 2013.

Intent to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to send an e-mail by April 29, 2013 to americorpsgrants@cns.gov, stating intent to apply for an AmeriCorps Planning Grant.

Although submission of the Notice of Intent is not mandatory, submitting it will help CNCS plan more efficiently for the application review. Include the name of the tribe, address, contact person, and phone number in the Notice of Intent.Providing an e-mail address will also allow CNCS to contact applicants directly if application materials are updated.

To Apply

Applicants must review the Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity (Notice) in order to fully understand the application requirements.

Applicants must apply using eGrants, our web-based application system.

Available Documents
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions will be compiled and regularly updated. You will find the link to the questions here when they are available.
Technical Assistance Information

Technical Assistance Information: AmeriCorps State and National is hosting 5 conference calls (approximately 90 minutes in length) for potential grant applicants. Calls will be conducted in a standard format that includes a brief overview and a question and answer session. The best way to ensure that your question receives a response is to submit it at least 24 hours in advance of the call. Please send your questions to americorpsgrants@cns.gov. All calls will be recorded. Replay information for each call is listed below. Replays are generally available one hour after a call ends.

Steps for Registration

  • Click the “register” link in the box which corresponds to the call you would like to attend. This will take you to an external website called eventbrite.
  • When that website opens, click the orange REGISTER tab.
  • Complete the registration information, changing the email address to your own if it is prepopulated. The page will also include the call-in information you need.
  • An order confirmation screen will appear in eventbrite.com. Also, an email will be automatically sent to you confirming your ticket order. Tickets will include call number and access code you need to participate in the call. Tickets are free and you do NOT have to print the ticket for any reason, as the event is via telephone.
  • Under “WHEN” on the right-hand side of the page, click “add to my calendar," then “outlook calendar, “open” and then when the outlook window opens, click “save and close” in the top-left corner. You will receive an email confirmation.

Documents for Call Participants – coming soon

Apr 18 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Replay end date: APR-25-13 11:59 PM (ET)
Replay phone number: Tfree:888-568-0349
Passcode: 6144

Apr 23 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Replay end date: APR-30-13 11:59 PM (ET)
Replay phone: Tfree:888-568-0717
Passcode: 6155

May 2 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Replay end date: MAY-09-13 11:59 PM (ET)
Replay phone: Tfree:800-678-0740
Passcode: 6163

May 7 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Replay end date: MAY-14-13 11:59 PM (ET)
Replay phone: Tfree:866-388-5329
Passcode: 6171

May 16 2013 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Replay end date: MAY-25-13 11:59 PM (ET)
Replay phone: Tfree: 866-505-6451
Passcode: 6134

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