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FY 2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants

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AmeriCorps

Deadline Date:

05/04/22 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Description:

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Grants to USA Tribes to engage volunteer services to address community needs. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Focus areas include education, economic opportunity, veterans and military services, disaster services, healthy futures, and environmental stewardship.

AmeriCorps brings people together to tackle some of the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service a cornerstone of our national culture. AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award that they can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.

For AmeriCorps Focus Areas, see https://www.americorps.gov/sites/default/files/document/FY%202022%20ASN%20Tribes%20NOFO.508.pdf#page=3.

The FY 2022 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants competition, AmeriCorps seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in:

  • Efforts to help local communities respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may propose programming to aid communities in their efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, including outcomes of COVID-19 on student subgroups described in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
  • Educational opportunity and economic mobility for communities experiencing persistent unemployment or underemployment, and students experiencing homelessness or those in foster care.
  • Programs that prioritize civic engagement/social cohesion.
  • AmeriCorps is committed to working on a Nation–to–Nation basis with Tribal Nations and upholding the federal government’s Tribal trust responsibility.
  • Economic Opportunity – including digital skills and increased access to broadband.
  • Education – improving student academic performance in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), traditional knowledge and indigenous language, and/or serving students who attend Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools.
  • Veterans and Military Families, Caregivers, and Survivors – a program model that improves the well-being of military families, caregivers, and survivors.
  • Environmental stewardship and climate change including renewable energy and energy efficiency, building community resilience, sustainable food systems and agriculture, water/wastewater, and conservation and habitat preservation.

To receive priority consideration, applicants must show that the priority area is a significant part of the program focus and intended outcomes. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 198817

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award amounts will vary as determined by the scope of the projects.

Term of Contract:

AmeriCorps anticipates making three-year grants. The agency generally makes an initial award for the first year of the period of performance, based on a one-year budget. Continuation awards for subsequent years are not guaranteed; they depend upon availability of appropriations and satisfactory performance.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following non-Federal entities (all of which are defined in 2 CFR 200.1) are eligible to apply:
Indian Tribes

In addition to Indian Tribes as defined in 2 CFR 200.1, tribal organizations that are controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by Federally recognized Indian Tribes are also eligible to apply. If an entity applies for an award as a tribal organization that is controlled or chartered by one or more Indian Tribes, the organization must provide copies of, or links to, documentation which demonstrates that the organization is controlled or chartered by a Federally recognized Indian Tribe. If an entity applies as an organization sanctioned by a Federally recognized tribe, or multiple specific Federally recognized tribes, it must submit a sanctioning resolution, adopted by the Tribal Council (or comparable tribal governing body) of each Indian Tribe. The resolution(s) must identify the entity applying for an AmeriCorps award by name as a tribal organization that is sanctioned by the Indian Tribe(s) for the purpose of applying for AmeriCorps funding (or Federal grant funds generally).

Pre-proposal Conference:

Technical Assistance Webinars

AmeriCorps is hosting technical assistance webinars for applicants to answer questions about the funding opportunity and eGrants. AmeriCorps strongly encourages all applicants participate in these webinars. The Technical Assistance Webinars section will be updated with additional webinars and recordings as needed. 

For a full schedule and registration links, see the URL for Full Text (RFP), below.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications to the 2022 Notice is Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. AmeriCorps State and National expects that successful applicants will be notified by early July 2022.

Applicants must have a valid SAM registration and DUNS and/or Unique Entity Identifier to receive an award. See Section D.3. Unique Entity Identifier and System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.americorps.gov/sites/default/files/document/FY%202022%20ASN%20Tribes%20NOFO.508.pdf#page=12 for more information.

February 16, 2022 webinar recording (NOFO Overview): https://youtu.be/F40y3bxwfbg

March 10, 2022 webinar recording (Best Practices in Budget Development): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuuZlVeNRGo

March 23, 2022 webinar recording: https://youtu.be/mUClLNs8dak

March 24 webinar recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c46s3RNctfc

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

eGrants: https://egrants.cns.gov/espan/main/login.jsp

If you are having technical difficulties with creating an account, preparing, or submitting the application in eGrants, please contact the AmeriCorps Hotline at (800) 942-2677 or via Questions at https://questions.americorps.gov/app/ask. For all other application questions, please contact AmeriCorpsGrants@cns.gov.

CFDA Number:

94.006

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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