Sunday, January 31, 2010

Grants for Indian Tribes & U.S. Territories Involving School Age Youth in Service Learning Projects

From The Foundation Center...

Deadline: March 9, 2010

Corporation for National and Community Service Announces Availability of Funding to Support Service-Learning

The Corporation for National and Community Service has announced the availability of a total of $650,070 for new Learn and Serve America School-Based grants to Indian tribes and U.S. territories to involve school-age youth in service-learning projects that simultaneously support student development and meet community needs.

The corporation anticipates that 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 each, annually, for a project period of up to three years.

The grants will specifically fund programs that focus on the following priorities: supporting high-quality service-learning sponsored by Indian tribes and U.S. territories and enhancing the infrastructure in schools and communities to support on-going service-learning programming; supporting 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; increasing student civic, academic, and leadership skills and providing youth with service-learning experiences that motivate them to become more civically engaged and committed to lifelong service; and promoting healthy communities and healthy youth by having students engage in service-learning projects that address one or more of the following issue areas: health and wellness; environment; retention of tribal language, history, and culture, community development/economic development, and crime prevention/violence prevention.

Visit the Corporation for National and Community Service Web site for complete program information.

Link to Complete RFP

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