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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds must be used to operate organizational development assistance programs for small and mid-size nonprofits.
Included in application instructions.
Grantee must be an intermediary nonprofit.
Beneficiaries must be small and mid-size nonprofits.
Organizational development assistance must be limited to training on best practices, financial planning, grant writing, and compliance with applicable tax laws.
Use of assistance is to providing organization development training.
Nonprofits must be small to midsize nonprofits, served by the intermediary nonprofit grantee.
Refer to application instructions. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is required.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.
12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.
To be eligible to receive a grant under this section, an intermediary nonprofit organization shall submit an application to the Corporation at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Corporation may require. The intermediary nonprofit organization shall submit in the application information demonstrating that the organization has secured sufficient resources to meet the funding requirements.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act of 2009, 42 U.S.C 12653.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 90 to 120 days.
From 30 to 60 days.
From 30 to 60 days.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 50.%. The Federal share of the cost shall be 50 percent and the non-Federal share of the cost shall be 50 percent and shall be provided in cash. The intermediary nonprofit grantee shall provide the non-Federal share of the cost through contributions from third parties. The third parties may include charitable grantmaking entities and grantmaking vehicles within existing organizations, entities of corporate philanthropy, corporations, individual donors, and regional, State, or local government agencies, or other non-Federal sources. However, if the intermediary nonprofit grantee is a private foundation (as defined in section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986), a donor advised fund (as defined in section 4966(d)(2) of such Code), an organization which is described in section 4966(d)(4)(A)(i) of such Code, or an organization which is described in section 4966(d)(4)(B) of such Code, the grantee shall provide the non-Federal share from within that grantee"s own funds.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are limited to one-year duration. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Post Assistance Requirements
No program reports are required.
HHS Payment Management System collects quarterly cash transaction reports on behalf of the Corporation for National & Community Service.
Progress reports via eGrants, the Corporation"s online grants application system are required.
Federal Financial Status Reports are required as specified in the grant award provisions.
Program officers will conduct site visits and, in some cases, the Inspector General"s office may conduct additional visits to grantees.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
All records necessary to perform a proper audit must be retained.
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 09 not reported.; FY 10 est $1,000,000; FY 11 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Grants will be no less than $200,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Specific guidelines will be developed when federal funds are available for this program.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See Regional Agency Offices. A list has been included in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Kelly L. Daly, 1201 New York Avenue NW , Washington, District of Columbia 20525 Email: email@example.com Phone: (202) 606-6849.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Criteria are contained in the application guidelines.
Greenchar, a social enterprise led by Tom Osborn, provides eco-friendly, smokeless, high energy and quality charcoal briquettes and clean cook stoves that allow individuals to save time, money and energy. Greenchar is an alternative energy source to charcoal and firewood used for cooking.