ALERT Dear National Service Colleagues, In early April we will take another important step toward improving the speed and reliability of our technology environment by moving our production systems to new servers at the Corporations headquarters.
In order to make this upgrade, our
systems including the My AmeriCorps Portal, Recruitment System, eGrants and eSPAN will be unavailable from 8:00 PM Eastern, Friday, April 3 through 8:00 AM Eastern, Monday, April 6. I am alerting you to this scheduled system outage now to enable you to plan your work accordingly and to encourage you to refer to the operating status page for additional updates and to learn system status.
I appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue the necessary process of enhancing and strengthening our systems.
Kristin McSwain Chief of Program Operations Corporation for National and Community Service Subject to the availability of appropriations for fiscal year 2009, the Corporation for National and Community Service (the Corporation) announces the anticipated availability of approximately $710,000 to implement service-learning programs in communities with enormous social and economic challenges.
Grants ranging from $60,000 to $120,000 per year will be awarded to an estimated 6 to10 Indian Tribes and U. S. Territories.
The Corporation will make grants for project periods of up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance and annual appropriations.The Corporations mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
Learn and Serve America School-Based grants are designed to involve school-age youth in service-learning projects that simultaneously support student development and meet community needs in areas such as the environment, education, public safety, and other human needs.Key agency priorities for the 2009 School-Based Indian Tribes & US Territories grant competition include: supporting high-quality service-learning sponsored by Indian Tribes and U. S. Territories working with schools; and engaging students in service-learning projects that promote healthy communities and healthy youth by focusing on one or more of the following areas:
Health and Wellness; Environment; Retention of Tribal Language, History, and Culture; Community Development/Economic Development; and Crime Prevention/Violence Prevention.