AmeriCorps State and National Grants FY 2017: Strengthening Communities through Volunteering in the U.S.

Deadline: 18 January 2017

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is currently seeking applicants for its AmeriCorps State and National Grants FY 2017, to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering. Through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, CNCS has helped to engage millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action.

AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations (see Eligible Applicants section) proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.

Priority Areas

In the FY 2017 AmeriCorps competition, CNCS seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in:

  • Disaster Services – improving community resiliency through disaster preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation
  • Economic Opportunity – increasing economic opportunities for communities by engaging opportunity youth, either as the population served and/or as AmeriCorps members
  • Education – improving student academic performance in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics (STEM)
  • Environment – 21st Century Service Corps
  • Healthy Futures – Reducing and/or Preventing Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse
  • Veterans and Military Families – positively impacting the quality of life of veterans and improving military family strength
  • Governor and Mayor Initiatives
  • Programming that supports My Brother’s Keeper
  • Multi-focus intermediaries that demonstrate measurable impact and primarily serve communities with limited resources and organizational infrastructure, i.e. rural and other underserved communities
  • Safer communities
  • Evidence Based Intervention Planning Grants
  • Encore Programs

Eligibility Criteria

The following Non-Federal entities who have DUNS numbers and are registered in System for Award Management (SAM) are eligible to apply:

  • Indian Tribes
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Local governments
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • States

CNCS encourages organizations that have not received prior funding from CNCS to apply. The general practice is to award at least 20 member positions (slots) but no more than 50 member positions (slots) to organizations receiving an AmeriCorps grant for the first time.

How to Apply

Eligible entities must apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit AmeriCorps State and National Grants.

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