The Northwest Regional Education Laboratory provides program staff with the skills and resources to effectively design and implement high quality education programs with particular emphasis on literacy, out-of-school time and mentoring programs for youth.
Assistance includes regional training of trainer events on effective practices in such areas as preschool and family literacy, America Reads, tutor training, program start-up, and literacy assessment as well as a regularly updated web site of downloadable education and tutoring resources.
The Corporation for National and Community Service is the nation's largest grant-maker supporting service and volunteering. Through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America programs, the Corporation is a catalyst for change and offers every American a chance to contribute through service and volunteering.
Training and technical assistance services offered to Corporation-funded national service programs included: assistance in organizational development, evaluation, leadership development, sustainability, financial management, member training, service-learning, human relations and diversity, reading skills development, and member development.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements are used to provide training and technical assistance services to CNCS grantees in areas that include sustainability, evaluation, member development and management, organization development and program management, supervisory skills training, financial management and human relations training.
The services are provided through national, regional and State workshops and conferences, informational materials in print and electronic formats, telephone assistance and on-site consultations.
Public agencies including Federal, State, and local agencies and other units of government, nonprofit organizations including groups serving youths, community based organizations, service organizations, institutions of higher education, Indian tribes, and for-profit companies; State and Federal agencies and non-governmental organizations are eligible to compete for Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements.
States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Tribes, Territories, national nonprofit organizations, Federal agencies, professional corps, and multi-State organizations will benefit.
Aplication and Award Process
Applications are submitted to and awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Contact the Corporation for application procedures.
Cooperative Agreements are awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Contact the Corporation for deadline dates.
National and Community Service Act of 1993, as amended.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
A time frame has not been established.
Renewals are subject to performance, continuing need, and the availability of funds.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
A time frame has not been established.
Post Assistance Requirements
Reports must be submitted in accordance with the terms of the cooperative agreement and as required by Law.
Audits are performed as required by Law.
Records must be maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Cooperative Agreement.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 07 $9,029,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements awarded competitively to range from $100,000 to $1,500,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Contact the Corporation for guidelines.
Regional or Local Office
A list of regional offices appears in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Corporation for National Service, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525. Telephone: (202) 606-6915. Fax: (202) 208-4151.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The Corporation assesses Training and Technical Assistance proposals for quality, organizational capacity, innovation, cost, and replicability.
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