AmeriCorps Sets January Deadline, LOI Due in December

Agency: Corp. for National & Community Service; Program: AmeriCorps State and National Grants FY 2016 (CFDA Number: 94.006) (Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-8-17-2017); Eligibility: State, tribal and local governments, public and private colleges and universities, public housing authorities and nonprofits (CNCS is specifically interested in projects improving student academic performance in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics- STEM); Funding: Multiple awards to fund thousands of volunteers (generally, CNCS provides $200,000 for state grants and $3 million for national grants); Deadline: Jan. 18 (those planning to apply must send an e-mail to by Dec. 7).

Summary: AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. These grants focus on funding AmeriCorps volunteers for the following six types of programs: (1) Disaster Services; (2) Economic Opportunity; (3) Education; (4) Environment; (5) Healthy Futures; and (6) Veterans and Military Families. Other priorities include promoting safer communities and supporting programs that aid the My Brother’s Keeper movement.

Info: (NOFA); 202/606-7508; e-mail,; for questions about the solicitation.

About Frank Klimko

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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