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2017 Day of Service Grants

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 94.014
Corporation for National and Community Service
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 8, 2017
Application: Feb 22, 2017

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) 2017 Day of Service Grants provides funding for projects designed to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.

The opportunity includes funding for both September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance and Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (MLK). Applicants submit a single application to apply for either September 11th, MLK, or both.

  • The purpose of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance grant is to mobilize more Americans to engage in service activities that meet vital community needs and honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, or who rose in service as a result of that tragedy.
  • The purpose of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service grant is to mobilize more Americans to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a day of service in communities, to encourage those who serve on this holiday to make a long-term commitment to community service, and to bring people together to focus on service to others.

All applications must include at least one of the CNCS output performance measures, which include, but are not limited to, services in the areas of:

  • Child safety, welfare, and health
  • Health insurance and healthcare access
  • Assistance to veterans, including veterans with disabilities and those in rural communities
  • Assistance to active duty military families
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Emergency food assistance

Eligible applicants include:

  • Indian tribes
  • Tribal organizations
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Local governments
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • States
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $150,000
Award floor: $50,000

The award covers a 3-year project period. CNCS generally makes an initial award for the first year of operation, and continuation funding depends upon availability of appropriations and satisfactory performance.

Awards must be matched with cash or in-kind contributions.

  • 25% of the requested budget for September 11th projects
  • 70% of the requested budget for MLK projects
Application process

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

It is strongly encouraged, but not required, that applicants submit an online Notification of Intent to Apply by February 8, 2017.

Applications must be submitted online through the CNCS eGrants system.

Tagged as
Access · Aging and aging-related services · Child welfare · Children and youth · Community engagement and volunteerism · Elderly population · Families · Food security and nutrition · Housing and homelessness · Human services · People with disabilities · Uninsured and underinsured · Veterans

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