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2019 AmeriCorps State and National Grants

Grantor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Posted: January 7, 2019
Due: January 30, 2019

The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering.

CNCS seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in the following areas:
  • Economic Opportunity - increasing economic opportunities for communities by engaging opportunity youth to prepare them for the workforce.
  • Education - selection of one of the evidence-based interventions in three categories: School Readiness (three evidence-based interventions), K-12 success (nine evidence-based interventions), and Post-Secondary Support (one evidence-based intervention). In order to qualify for this priority, the applicants must be assessed as having Moderate or Strong evidence by the reviewers.
  • Healthy Futures - reducing and/or preventing prescription drug and opioid abuse.
  • Veterans and Military Families - positively impacting the quality of life of veterans and improving military family strength.
  • Rural intermediaries - organizations that demonstrate measureable impact and primarily serve rural communities with limited resources and organizational infrastructure.
  • Safer Communities - programs that focus on public safety, and/or partnerships between law enforcement and the community.
  • Faith-based organizations.
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • State governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • County governments
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
Program Contact
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
1201 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20525
Email: americorpsgrants@cns.gov
Phone: (202) 606-6659  
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  • Appoint a contact person
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