Learn and Serve America School-Based Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories FY 2010

https://egrants.cns.gov/espan/main/login.jsp The Corporation for National and Community Service (the Corporation) announces the availability of approximately $650,070


to award Learn and Serve America School-Based Indian Tribes and U. S. Territories grants on a competitive basis.

This program is authorized under the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and funded under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (P.L.


Grants will be awarded to an estimated three to five Indian Tribes and U. S. Territories with awards ranging from approximately $45,000 to $120,000 annually for a project period of up to three years.

Grants will be awarded by the end of June 201 0. 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.

The Corporation is offering federal financial assistance on a competitive basis to Indian Tribes and U. S. Territories for the following purposes:
• To support high-quality service-learning sponsored by Indian Tribes and U. S. Territories and enhance the infrastructure in schools and communities to support on-going service-learning programming; • To support Indian Tribes and U. S. Territories working with schools to expand service-learning into more tribal communities that will involve students in service-learning projects; • To increase student civic, academic and leadership skills and provide youth with service-learning experiences that motivate them to become more civically engaged and committed to lifelong service; and • To promote healthy communities and healthy youth by having students engaged in service-learning projects that address one or more of the following issue areas:
o Health and Wellness o Environment o Retention of Tribal Language, History, and Culture o Community Development/Economic Development o Crime Prevention/Violence Prevention Note:
Applicants may choose to focus on more than one of these issue areas; however, no advantage or disadvantage will accrue to the applicant by doing so.

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Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service

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Estimated Funding: $650,070

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants include any federally-recognized Indian Tribe or “State Educational Agencies” for the following U. S. Territories – Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Island.

Applicants may propose to directly operate service-learning programs, in partnership with local K-12 school(s), that meet the statutory definition of service-learning, or propose to award subgrants to local educational agencies or local K-12 school(s) which in turn implement service-learning programs that meet the statutory definition of service-learning.

How does the Corporation define Indian Tribe? Indian Tribe is defined as a federally recognized Indian Tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Native village, Regional Corporation, or Village Corporation, as defined under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C.

§ 1602), that the United States Government determines is eligible for special programs and services provided under federal law to Indians because of their status as Indians.

Indian Tribes also include tribal organizations controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by one of the entities described above.

Full Opportunity Web Address:

Calvin DawsonCNCS-Learn and Serve America202-606-7510

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