The Corporation for National and Community Service (the Corporation) announces the availability of approximately $ 9. 27 million of grant funding to support higher education service-learning and community service programs that address community needs through local service projects The following Notice
provides a description of the competition.These funds will be awarded to both individual institutions and consortia.
An estimated six to eight individual institution applicants will receive awards ranging from approximately $85,000 to $195,000 annually for a project period of up to three years.
An estimated seven to nine consortia applicants will receive awards ranging from approximately $200,000 to $500,000 annually for a project period of up to three years.
Key agency priorities for the 2009 Higher Education grant competition include: Creating and/or expanding initiatives engaging campuses and the communities they serve.
Activities should focus on assisting with economic recovery and strengthening the vitality of the nonprofit and social service sectors Promoting student leadership through program models incorporating student-initiated and student-led service and service-learning activities addressing critical social needs, particularly those resulting from the economic downturn