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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.