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AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 94.006
Jul 23, 2021

AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants provide funding to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities.

Priority areas include:

  • Efforts to help local communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may propose programming in any focus area to aid communities as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Programs that actively engage in removing structural racial inequities, advancing racial equality, and increasing opportunity in order to achieve sustainable change in communities
  • Economic Opportunity – a program model that increases economic opportunities for communities by preparing people for the workforce
  • Healthy Futures – a program model that reduces and/or prevents prescription drug and opioid abuse
  • Education - improving student academic performance in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and/or serving students who attend Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools
  • Veterans and Military Families – a program model that positively impacts the quality of life of veterans and improves military family strength
  • Programs that reduce child poverty
  • Environmental stewardship, including project to strengthen traditional food systems

Eligible applicants are federally-recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations.

AmeriCorps encourages organizations that have never received funding from the Corporation or AmeriCorps to apply. The general practice is to award no more than 50 member positions to organizations receiving an AmeriCorps grant for the first time.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

AmeriCorps grants can be awarded on a cost reimbursement or fixed amount basis. Matching funds requirements vary depending upon the type of grant award. See the application instructions for complete details.

A first-time successful applicant is required to match 24% for the first 3-year funding period. Starting with year 4, the match requirement gradually increases every year to 50% by year 10. A table is provided in the application instructions.

Application process

Links to the program guidance and application instructions are available on the program website.

Applicants must submit their applications electronically through the web-based grants system, eGrants by July 23, 2021.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Children and youth · Community and economic development · Community engagement and volunteerism · Educational attainment · Environmental health · Food security and nutrition · Health disparities · Illicit drug use · Infectious diseases · Poverty · Prescription drug misuse · Schools · Substance use and misuse · Veterans · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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