On October 18, 2010, the Corporation released amended notices for the 2011 AmeriCorps grant competitions which include greater emphasis on evidence-based programs, information on priorities, definitions of Focus Areas,
information on the review and selection process, and 2011 national performance measurement pilot information. References to “Priority Area” were changed to “Focus Area;” and “Clean Energy” to “Environmental Stewardship” throughout.  Click here for a list of changes to the 2011 Notice  Click here for background information on 2011 National Performance
Measures Notice of Intent to Apply: In order to help us gauge the number of applications we are likely to receive, please send an e-mail 60 days prior to the deadline to firstname.lastname@example.org, for National applicants, or americorpsapplications@ cns.gov for state commissions. National applicants should state the competition for which you will be applying. State commissions are encouraged to include an estimate of the number of programs you will be submitting to the state competitive competition. Although submission of the notice of intent to apply is not mandatory, your e-mail will help the Corporation to plan more efficiently for review.
More Information on AmeriCorps State and National For more information contact your state commission, which you can find here http://www.americorps.gov/about/contact/statecommission.asp if you are interested in the State grant program. Contact (202) 606-7508 if you are interested in the National grant program.
Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-GRANTS-10262010
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Oct 26, 2010
Creation Date: Oct 26, 2010
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jan 25, 2011 The deadline for eGrants submissions is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 25, 2011.
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jan 25, 2011 The deadline for eGrants submissions is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on
Archive Date: Jan 26, 2011
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture
Arts (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Business and Commerce
Disaster Prevention and Relief
Employment, Labor and Training
Food and Nutrition
Law, Justice and Legal Services
Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Regional Development January 25, 2011.
Category Explanation: The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service (the Corporation) is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering. For more than fifteen years, the Corporation—through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs—has helped to engage millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action. On April 21, 2009, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, the most sweeping expansion of national service in a generation. This landmark law not only expands service opportunities, but also focuses national service on key outcomes; builds the capacity of individuals, nonprofits, and communities to succeed; and encourages innovative approaches to solving problems. In alignment with the Serve America Act, this AmeriCorps State and National Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity will focus AmeriCorps grant making in six Focus Areas identified by the Act: • Disaster Services • Education • Environmental Stewardship • Healthy Futures • Opportunity • Veterans and Military Families In order to carry out Congress’ intent and to maximize the impact of the investment in national service, the Corporation is seeking to fund programs that can demonstrate an evidence-based approach to creating community impact and solving community problems. In the AmeriCorps State and National competition this year, the Corporation especially seeks to focus investment on national service programs that improve academic outcomes for children, youth and young adults. This focus reflects the extensive experience and past success of national service programs in education, and aligns with the reform efforts of the Department of Education. In addition, the Corporation seeks to increase its investment in programs that serve veterans and military families, or that engage veterans in service.
or more information contact your state commission, which you can find here http://www.americorps.gov/about/contact/statecommission.asp if you are interested in the State grant program. Contact (202) 606-7508 if you are interested in the National grant program.
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