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 IntentToApply@cns.gov 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.