Intent to apply: December 11, 2013
Deadline: January 22, 2014
The AmeriCorps State and National Grants provide funding to engage AmeriCorps members in service interventions to strengthen communities. The Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees AmeriCorps, will focus grant making on priority measures including Environmental Stewardship and Healthy Futures. For example, grants may be used to provide support for improving at-risk urban ecosystems, increase green training opportunities, and improving access to health care for heat stress.
In the FY 2014 AmeriCorps competition, CNCS seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in economic opportunity, education, veterans and military families, disaster services, and the Governor and Mayor Initiative. CNCS will continue to focus 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 efforts of the Department of Education. In addition, CNCS seeks to increase its investment in programs that serve veterans and military families or engage veterans and military families in service. CNCS will also focus investment in programs that increase community resiliency through disaster preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation. CNCS will focus investment in programs that increase economic opportunities for communities and AmeriCorps members.
Finally, CNCS will focus on summer programming for K-12 students, especially those programs that address the academic “summer slide.” Proposed activities will engage youth and young adults as summer members to help support summer reading, math, science, and environmental learning activities for youth in rural and urban areas most likely at risk of summer learning loss.