Wednesday, January 14, 2009

CNCS Learn and Serve America Higher Education FY 2009 CFDA 94.005

The Corporation for National and Community Service (the Corporation) announces the availability of approximately $9.27 million of grant funding to support higher education service-learning and community service programs that address community needs through local service projects. The following Notice provides a description of the competition. These funds will be awarded to both individual institutions and consortia. An estimated six to eight individual institution applicants will receive awards ranging from approximately $85,000 to $195,000 annually for a project period of up to three years. An estimated seven to nine consortia applicants will receive awards ranging from approximately $200,000 to $500,000 annually for a project period of up to three years. Eligible applicants include higher education partnerships, defined as one or more public or private nonprofit organizations, or public agencies, including States, and one or more institutions of higher education. Thus, all partnerships must include at least one institution of higher education. Applications are submitted through the Corporation's eGrants system and NOT through Applications are due by March 26, 2009.

Examples of such partnerships include: a national service-focused organization and colleges and universities where it has affiliated chapters; a national non-profit partnering with a Business School to run a national subgranting competition; a regional group of non-profit student organizations working with an institution of higher education which would serve as the legal applicant. Applicants should have demonstrable experience in planning and implementing significant service, volunteering or technology programs. Key agency priorities for the 2009 Higher Education grant competition include:
• Creating and/or expanding initiatives engaging campuses and the communities they serve. Activities should focus on assisting with economic recovery and strengthening the vitality of the nonprofit and social service sectors
• Promoting student leadership through program models incorporating student-initiated and student-led service and service-learning activities addressing critical social needs, particularly those resulting from the economic downturn.

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Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-GRANTS-011309-001
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Jan 13, 2009
Creation Date: Jan 13, 2009
Original Closing Date for Applications: Mar 26, 2009
Current Closing Date for Applications: Mar 26, 2009 The deadline for eGrants application submissions is Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Corporation requires that applicants make every effort to submit their applications electronically using eGrants, the Corporation’s integrated, secure, web-based system for grants application and management. Go to and create an eGrants account (if you do not already have one) to begin the process of submitting your application online. Instructions on how to create an account are available at this website.
Archive Date: Mar 27, 2009
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Community Development 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: 16
Estimated Total Program Funding: $9,270,000
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor:$85,000
CFDA Number(s): 94.005 -- Learn and Serve America_Higher Education
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Additional Information on Eligibility:
The following entities may apply for a Learn and Serve America Higher Education grant from the Corporation: 1. An institution of higher education. 2. A consortium of institutions of higher education. 3. A higher education partnership, as defined in 45 CFR § 2510.20 – One or more public or private nonprofit organizations, or public agencies, including States, and one or more institutions of higher education that have entered into a written agreement specifying the responsibilities of each partner.

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