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Learn & Serve America, Indian Tribes School Based Funding

by Julie Saylor

Learn and Serve America
2009 Higher Education Competition


Federal Agency Name: Corporation for National and Community Service

Funding Opportunity Title: Learn and Serve America School-Based Indian Tribes & US Territories FY 2009


Date: Applications are due on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Awards are expected to be announced by the end of August 2009.


Funding Opportunity Description:
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 federally-recognized Indian Tribes and the "State Educational Agencies" for the following U.S. Territories Š Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Island. These eligible applicants can apply 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 CorporationÕs 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.

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