Friday, January 16, 2009

CNCS Learn and Serve America School-Based Indian Tribes & US Territories FY 2009 CFDA 94.004

Subject to the availability of appropriations for fiscal year 2009, the Corporation for National and Community Service (the Corporation) announces the anticipated availability of approximately $710,000 to implement service-learning programs in communities with enormous social and economic challenges. Grants ranging from $60,000 to $120,000 per year will be awarded to an estimated 6 to 10 Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories. The Corporation will make grants for project periods of up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance and annual appropriations. 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 School-Based grants are designed to involve school-age youth in service-learning projects that simultaneously support student development and meet community needs in areas such as the environment, education, public safety, and other human needs.

Key agency priorities for the 2009 School-Based Indian Tribes & US Territories grant competition include:
• supporting high-quality service-learning sponsored by Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories working with schools; and
• engaging students in service-learning projects that promote healthy communities and healthy youth by focusing on one or more of the following areas: Health and Wellness; Environment; Retention of Tribal Language, History, and Culture; Community Development/Economic Development; and Crime Prevention/Violence Prevention.

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-GRANTS-011609-003
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: 8
Estimated Total Program Funding: $710,000
Award Ceiling: $120,000
Award Floor: $60,000
CFDA Number(s): 94.004 -- Learn and Serve America_School and Community Based Programs
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Additional Information on Eligibility:
Federally-recognized Indian Tribes and the “State Educational Agencies” for the following U.S. Territories – Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Island.

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