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Operation AmeriCorps

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 94.025
Corporation for National and Community Service
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 29, 2014
Application: Jan 13, 2015

Operation AmeriCorps offers funding to help tribes and tribal leaders to address pressing challenges faced by their communities. Grantees will use the power of AmeriCorps members to solve issues that can be addressed within a two-year time period.

Priority funding areas include:

  • Transformational projects that address one of the six AmeriCorps funding areas:
    • Economic development
    • Healthy futures
    • Disaster services
    • Education
    • Veterans and military families
    • Environmental stewardship
  • Transformational projects that focus on post-secondary opportunities, with the goal of getting every high school graduate to participate in one of the following:
    • Further education, including at two- or four-year colleges
    • Military service
    • National service in AmeriCorps
    • Employment
    • A paid internship, a registered apprenticeship, or job training program

Eligible applicants include:

  • Tribal governments
  • Local governments of U.S. cities, counties or towns
  • School boards
  • State service commissions
  • Quasi-governmental organizations such as Councils of Governments and non-profit regional development authorities including park, housing, or economic development authorities may apply

Applicants are encouraged to form partnerships with community organizations.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award amounts are expected to vary with the scope of the project and partnerships. CNCS will award AmeriCorps NCCC and AmeriCorps VISTA member slots as well as AmeriCorps State and National grant funds to support the AmeriCorps member living allowance and project implementation costs.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide evidence of community funding and support, including the involvement of other national service programs operating in the locality.

Application process

For the first step, applicants will submit a concept paper that describes their project. Then applicants selected for step two will receive technical assistance and be asked to submit a full application.

Applicants should email to request an application package.

Tagged as
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Community and economic development · Community engagement and volunteerism · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline · Veterans · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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