Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
January 8, 2020
Grant amount varies according to project
Link to Grant:
Laurie Cannady, CA CNCS State Director
This grant supports volunteer staff members carrying out a broad range of community services. Grants are focused on engaging AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. AmeriCorps members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Grant recipients are asked to provide a percentage of the members living costs. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn an Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to student loans. This grant prioritizes the investment of national service resources in Economic Opportunity, Education, Healthy Futures, Veterans and Military Families. Rural Intermediaries, Faith-based Organizations. To receive priority consideration, applicants must show that the priority area is a significant part of the program focus. Eligibility includes, Independent school districts, Native American tribal governments and organizations, 501 (c) 3 non-profits, non-profits that do not have a 501 (c) 3 designation, and others-- for eligibility details: https://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/FY20%20ASN%20NOFO_508.v2.pdf#page=4 Before beginning an application, review the funding source's website for updates: https://egrants.cns.gov/espan/main/login.jsp Organizations that propose to operate in only one state must apply through the Governor-appointed State Commissions. Each state administers its own selection process and puts forward to CNCS the applicants it selects to compete for funding. State applicants must contact their State Commissions to learn about their state or territory processes and deadlines which may be significantly before the CNCS deadlines and may have additional requirements.
CMP Development Workgroup Comments:
The CMP Development Workgroup believes that this grant may be best utilized by mentoring coalitions to add staff in order to reach their objectives.