Tribal Grants Competition for AmeriCorps Opens

Agency: Corp. for Nat’l & Community Service (CNCS); Program: FY 2016 AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants (CFDA Number: 94.006); Eligibility: Tribes (youth and education projects are a priority); Funding: Multiple awards of up to $75,000 each in planning grants; Deadline: May 4.

Summary: These federal grants support programs to improve lives, strengthen communities and foster civic participation through service and volunteering. Specifically, CNCS is interested in funding projects that support access to services and resources that contribute to improved educational outcomes for economically disadvantaged children; improved school readiness for economically disadvantaged young children. Projects should also help improve educational and behavioral outcomes of students in low-achieving elementary, middle, and high schools; and support economically disadvantaged students prepare for success in post-secondary educational institutions.

Grant recipients are awarded up to $75,000 for a 12-month planning period and are expected to be better prepared to compete for an AmeriCorps program grant in the following grant cycle. A planning grant may not be used to support AmeriCorps members.

Planning grants support development of AmeriCorps programs which engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based interventions aimed at solving community problems.  

Info: (NOFA); For questions about the funding opportunity or to receive additional information about the training, email

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Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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