2017 AmeriCorps Tribal Competition Awards

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has a long history of supporting Indian tribes and organizations around the country to address local needs. This year, CNCS awarded 20 AmeriCorps grants to Tribal governments, totaling more than $3.4 million in AmeriCorps funding to support 233 new AmeriCorps members.

The grants awarded will address a range of challenges, including tutoring and mentoring Native American youth, preserving language and cultural heritage, conservation efforts, repairing housing for veterans, connected veterans and military families to resources, preparing for disasters, tackling substance abuse issues, and more.

AmeriCorps members supported by these grants are eligible to earn more than $1 million in Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards to help pay for college or pay back student loans.

Below is the list of successful applicants, their base cities of operation, the award amount, and the number of positions funded.

Legal Applicant

Program NameProgram CityProgram Location StateApproved FundsApproved Member PositionsEducation Award Value
Gila River Indian CommunityVeterans Serving VeteransSacatonAZ$253,50513$75,595
Chinle Chapter GovernmentChinle Chapter AmeirCorps ProgramChinleAZ$271,28024$93,040
San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission IndiansSan Pasqual Tribal AmeriCorps Mentoring ProgramValley CenterCA$149,30010$58,150
Hoopa Valley TribeHoopa Tribal Civilian Community CorpsHoopaCA$701,98436$209,340
Hoopa Valley TribeHoopa AmeriCorpsHoopaCA$183,65412$69,780
Tolowa Deeni NationNuudaye Xwiinalhni Our Families Strong They AreSmith RiverCA$58,7890$0
Mashpee Wampanoag TribeMashpee Wampanoag Tribe Emergency ManagementMashpeeMA$39,7770$0
Red Lake Tribal CouncilService to New ScholarsRedlakeMN$179,64413$75,595
New Mexico Legal AidPartnering for Native HealthAlbuquerqueNM$273,00014$81,410
Tse Daa Kaan Chapter of the Navajo NationTse Daa Kaan New Project FY16ShiprockNM$184,81428$79,164
Santo Domingo TribeSanto Domingo TribeSanto Domingo PuebloNM$195,00010$58,150
Ramah Navajo School Board IncRamah Navajo School Board IncPinehillNM$116,93212$34,890
Chickasaw NationChickasaw Nation AmeriCorpsAdaOK$74,8140$0
Sitting Bull CollegeGED ProjectFort YatesSD$117,01113$35,228
Sinte Gleska UniversityAmeriCorps GED ProgramMissionSD$107,2509$31,983
Ysleta del Sur PuebloTarget Tigua AmeriCorps TTACYsleta del Sur PuebloTX$63,65911$31,983
Nisqually Indian TribeNisqually Indian Tribe AmeriCorpsOlympiaWA$66,0225$29,075
Yakama Tribal Council DBA Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama NationYN Financial Literacy Planning GrantToppenishWA$39,4140$0
Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Community IncTribal Americorps ProgramLac du FlambeauWI$233,98413$75,595
Northern Arapaho TribeNorthern Arapaho TribeFort WashakieWY$136,12010$58,150


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