Learn and Serve America 2008 Higher Education College Student Social Media Initiative

The Corporation for National and Community Service (the Corporation) announces the availability of approximately $ 2. 3 million of grant funding to support the facilitation of better engagement of college students in service through social media.

The following Notice provides a description of

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the competition.



One time awards of approximately $100,000 to $750,000 will be made to an estimated twelve eligible applicants for a project period of up to three years.

While all applicants can build in funds for subgrants as part of their program model, the Corporation expects to fund at least one partnership dedicated primarily to disbursing small subgrants (under $10,000) to seed student-driven projects.

This awardee must promote, review, and award subgrants using social media.

Under this model, it is expected that the grantee will allocate at least 80% of funding for subgrants.





Eligible applicants include (a) consortia of institutions of higher education and (b) higher education partnerships, defined as one or more public or private nonprofit organizations, or public agencies, including States, and one or more institutions of higher education.

Examples of such partnerships include:
a national service-focused organization and college campuses where it has affiliated chapters; a national non-profit partnering with a university to run a national subgranting competition; a regional group of student organizations with a campus advisor serving as a legal applicant.

Applicants should have demonstrable experience in planning and implementing significant service and technology programs.





The purpose of this competition is to facilitate better engagement of college students in service through the use of social media.

Successful applicants must demonstrate how their program design can significantly increase the number of college students volunteering.





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Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service

Office: None

Estimated Funding: $2,300,000





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
This is the link to the full announcement. You will need the full announcement to be able to apply for this grant.

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants include (a) consortia of institutions of higher education and (b) higher education partnerships, defined as one or more public or private nonprofit organizations, or public agencies, including States, and one or more institutions of higher education.

Examples of such partnerships include: a national service-focused organization and college campuses where it has affiliated chapters; a national non-profit partnering with a university to run a national subgranting competition; a regional group of student organizations with a campus advisor serving as a legal applicant.

Applicants should have demonstrable experience in planning and implementing significant service and technology programs.



Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.nationalservice.gov/for_organizations/funding/nofa_detail.asp?tbl_nofa_id=56

Contact:
Meredith Hatch, Program Coordinator for Knowledge Management 202-606-7513

Agency Email Description:
Specific information about this competition.

Agency Email:
mhatch@cns.gov

Date Posted:
2008-03-26

Application Due Date:
2008-05-07

Archive Date:
2008-05-08




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