Saturday, August 23, 2014

AmeriCorps*State Grant

Request for Proposals - 2015-16 PY AmeriCorps*State Grant

All New, Re-compete, and Planning Grant applicants must submit a Concept Paper. The Concept Paper is meant as a first step in drafting your full application, and as a way to give a brief overview of the program you will be proposing for funding. Applicants must submit a Concept Paper in order to be eligible to compete for 2015-16 Program Year funding (except continuation applicants).">Concept Paper Guidelines can be downloaded here.

Deadline for Concept Paper submissions is 11:59 p.m., September 12, 2014.

AmeriCorps">AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (called the Corporation or CNCS), an independent federal agency. The mission of the Corporation is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering.

In order to maximize the impact of the investment in national service, the Corporation is focused on funding programs that can demonstrate an evidence-based approach to creating community impact and solving community problems. Applicants for AmeriCorps funding must demonstrate a well-researched need within the community, a sound plan to engage AmeriCorps members in meeting the community need, and the ability to design and implement effective evaluation systems to capture the outcomes of the AmeriCorps program and members’ service.

AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations to recruit, train, and manage AmeriCorps members during a defined term of service. The Corporation administers AmeriCorps funding through a network of State Service Commissions. These commissions review grant applications, select grant recipients for state funding or national competition, and monitor grant activities. The information in this document addresses AmeriCorps State funding in Indiana.  The Serve Indiana Commission is the State Service Commission in Indiana.  

Serve Indiana Commission and Serve Indiana

The Serve Indiana Commission is the governor-appointed administrative agent of the AmeriCorps*State programs in Indiana for the Corporation for National and Community Service, supported by Serve Indiana. For more information about the Commission and Serve Indiana, please visit our website at">

If you have any questions about the application process please contact Elizabeth Higgins at (317) 233-0901, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Seminar Grant Opportunity from Bringing Theory to Practice

Seminar Grant Opportunity from Bringing Theory to Practice:
Proposals Due December 13, 2013

Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) invites Category I: Seminar Grant proposals for projects that will promote engaged learning, civic development and engagement, and psychosocial well-being of college and university students. We are especially interested in efforts that will enable students to have transformational educational experiences, and proposals for how institutions can transform and sustain their priorities and practices. Only Seminar Grants remain available under the 2012-2014 RFP.

Proposals for Seminar Grants (up to $1,000) are due no later than Friday, December 13, 2013. To be considered for funding, proposers must submit online by 5 p.m. (EDT) on December 13; the required hard copy must arrive at the latest by Monday, December 16. Complete information about the 2012-2014 cycle of funding is online.

For answers to common grant related inquiries, please visit the Grant Applicant FAQ page. Brief summaries of past funded work are also available on the Campus Grants page. While the BTtoP cannot offer any specific recommendations regarding proposals before they are submitted, for assistance in answering questions not covered by BTtoP materials, please email Dylan Joyce.

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Campus Community Partnership Foundation Programs c2pf (2)

Community Academic Service Entrepreneur (CASE) Grant
This is a competition for students where they submit innovative community service proposals linked to their academic disciplines to effectively address the needs of the community. The winners receive a grant to implement their project under faculty supervision. The student receives a Certificate of Merit and the faculty receives a Certificate of Distinction.

Read more: Campus Community Partnership Foundation Programs c2pf (2)

Funding for Postsecondary Education

USA Funds is offering a grant to organizations that help students successfully transition into and succeed in postsecondary education.

The Key Transitions in Postsecondary Education grant funds programs that support recent high school graduates and adult learners in their transition to postsecondary education. Services and support can start during senior year of high school, and special emphasis is placed on students transitioning from the first year to the second year of study at a community college.

Grant range: $400,000 - $800,000.
Deadline: May 24, 2013.
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The Sustainable Environments Program

The Sustainable Environments Program is working to overhaul our country's outdated and crumbling infrastructure with a new approach that will foster healthier, sustainable, and just communities. We believe in the potential of what we call "next generation infrastructure" to improve transit systems, make buildings more energy efficient, better manage our water systems and rebuild regional food systems. Focusing on urban areas and their surrounding suburbs, we seek solutions that connect and improve these infrastructure systems in ways that maximize positive impacts and minimize negative environmental, economic and social consequences.

The Sustainable Environments Program seeks to create just and sustainable economies in four ways:

  1. Sustainable Transportation Networks & Equitable Development Patterns We support clean, affordable, equitable, high-quality and efficient transportation and land use development that better connects critical services, jobs, schools, housing and other regional destinations.
  2. Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment We support efforts to help people make homes, businesses and other buildings more energy efficient.
  3. Urban Water Management We support efforts to capture storm water and slowly release it into the existing network of drains, pipes and sewers, or reuse it where it falls to cultivate natural green spaces.
  4. Regional Food Supply We support ways to make it easier to get local, sustainably produced food from our farms to the markets closest to where it's grown, and to better connect food producers and consumers.

For more information, click here. 

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