Friday, January 16, 2009

CNCS Learn and Serve America Community-Based Programs FY 2009 CFDA 94.004

Community Service (the Corporation) announces the anticipated availability of approximately $4.2 million for qualified organizations to provide subgrants, training, and other assistance to local partnerships to implement community-based service-learning projects. These funds will be awarded to an estimated five to eight eligible applications with awards ranging from approximately $350,000 to $450,000 annually for a project period of up to three years. Applications are submitted through the Corporation's eGrants system and NOT through Applications are due by April 14, 2009.

The Corporation’s mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. Learn and Serve America Community-Based grants are designed to involve school-age youth in community-based service-learning programs that provide direct and demonstrable educational, public safety, human, or environmental service, and to provide training and technical assistance to youth-serving organizations.

Key agency priorities for the 2009 Community-Based Healthy Communities initiative include:
• Expanding opportunities for out-of-school time service-learning activities that increase civic engagement, leadership capacity and community problem solving skills and promote retention in school and readiness for careers and post-secondary education.
• Engaging young people, particularly youth in disadvantaged circumstances, in the planning and implementation of service-learning activities that directly address community needs in order to build healthier communities.
• Developing community partnerships at the local level that include well-defined roles for public or profit nonprofit organization partners and adult volunteers engaged in service-learning programs.

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-GRANTS-011609-002
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Jan 16, 2009
Creation Date: Jan 16, 2009
Original Closing Date for Applications: Apr 14, 2009
Current Closing Date for Applications: Apr 14, 2009 The deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 14, 2009. Applications must be submitted using eGrants, the Corporation’s integrated, secure, web-based system for grant application and management. To create and submit an application via eGrants, please visit:
Archive Date: Apr 15, 2009
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Community Development, Disaster Prevention and Relief,
Education, Employment, Labor and Training, Environment, Food and Nutrition, Health,
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification), Regional Development
Category Explanation: Service-learning and Community service
Expected Number of Awards: 7
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,200,000
Award Ceiling: $450,000
Award Floor: $350,000
CFDA Number(s): 94.004 -- Learn and Serve America_School and Community Based Programs
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Additional Information on Eligibility:
Eligible applicants for Learn and Serve America Community-Based funds include:
(1) Grantmaking Entities – public or private nonprofit organizations that have been in existence at least a year and propose to make subgrants in two or more States, and
(2) State Commissions on National and Community Service. A key role for grantees is to support and manage subgrantee partnerships through frequent communication, training and technical assistance, and financial oversight.

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