Learn and Serve America Youth Engagement Zone FY10

APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE SUBMITTED THROUGH GRANTS.GOVAPPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE CORPORATION’S EGRANTS SYSTEM:
https://egrants.cns.gov/espan/main/login.jspThe goal for the Youth Engagement Zone initiative is to improve student engagement, including student attendance and behavior, and

credit:


student achievement, graduate rates and college-going rates by:
1. Engaging youth as positive contributors through service-learning to demonstrate the relevance of academic coursework and the value of civic engagement to their educational and personal development; and 2. Connecting with citizens from diverse communities, backgrounds and perspectives to provide expanded opportunities to serve; and 3. Building enduring capacity within communities to become more effective at using service as a solution to address pressing challenges.Eligible includes partnerships that must include:
1. one or more community-based entities with demonstrated records of success in service-learning programs with economically disadvantaged students, 2. a local educational agency serving a high percentage of economically disadvantaged students (a free and reduced-price lunch eligibility rate of 70% or more) and where the graduation rate is less than 70%; 3. a community college with existing connections to the LEA and/or youth serving organizations; and 4. a geographic area where less than 30% of the secondary students are already engaged in service-learning.Approximately $ 5. 4 million for an estimated 4 to 12 grant awards that will range from approximately $300,000 to $450,000 per year for up to three years.

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Learn and Serve America Innovative Community-Based Service-Learning Programs

Corporation for National and Community Service


Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service

Office: None

Estimated Funding: $5,400,000





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Full description of funding announcement.

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible partnerships must include: 1.

one or more community-based entities with demonstrated records of success in service-learning programs with economically disadvantaged students, 2.

a local educational agency serving a high percentage of economically disadvantaged students (a free and reduced-price lunch eligibility rate of 70% or more) and where the graduation rate is less than 70%; 3.

a community college with existing connections to the LEA and/or youth serving organizations; and 4.

a geographic area where less than 30% of the secondary students are already engaged in service-learning.

Eligible partnerships may also involve other entities that could include, but are not limited to, higher education institutions, State Commissions on National and Community Service, faith-based organizations and local government agencies.

For the purpose of this competition, a community-based entity is a public or private nonprofit organization that has experience with meeting unmet educational, environmental or public safety needs.

NOTE: The lead applicant must be physically located in the designated zone and have the organizational capacity to manage the grant.



Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.nationalservice.gov/for_organizations/funding/nofa_detail.asp?tbl_nofa_id=82

Contact:
Cara Patrick 202-606-7510

Agency Email Description:
Specific email box for this competition

Agency Email:
YEZ@cns.gov

Date Posted:
2010-04-26

Application Due Date:
2010-06-15

Archive Date:
2010-06-16




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