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AmeriCorps Seniors Native Nations and Indigenous Elders Senior Demonstration Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 94.017
Apr 5, 2023

The AmeriCorps Seniors Native Nations and Indigenous Elders Senior Demonstration Program (SDP) will provide funding for projects that engage adults ages 55 and older in volunteerism in underserved indigenous and native communities. Program priorities include public health, climate, the environment, education, and economic opportunity.

AmeriCorps Seniors is open to proposals that are reflective of the needs of indigenous and native communities served by the applicant's proposed program. Some examples include:

  • Programs promoting the preservation and teaching of native and indigenous languages and cultural practices
  • Programming focused on helping native and indigenous communities respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Programs that support the quality of life of veterans and military families, caregivers, and survivors
  • Programs that provide social, economic, and/or educational services to native and indigenous people both on and off reservation lands
  • Programming that advances justice and equality in areas such as food sovereignty, climate change, conservation, and mental health services
  • Programs that create workforce pathways for older adults, including deliberate training, certifications, and hiring preferences or support

Eligible applicants include:

  • Tribes, including any Alaska native village or regional/village corporation
  • State and local public agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations, including, but not limited to:
    • Organizations led by state-recognized tribes
    • Organizations whose primary focus is serving indigenous communities
    • Organizations serving native Hawaiians and indigenous islanders in the United States and its territories
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Estimated award range: Variable based on the size and scope of projects
Project period: July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2026
Estimated total program funding: $5,000,000

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Community and economic development · Community engagement and volunteerism · Culture and cultural competency · Educational attainment · Elderly population · Environmental health · Families · Food security and nutrition · Health disparities · Mental health · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Poverty · Public health · Veterans

Organizations (1)

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