Opportunity CNCS-GRANTS-032608-001

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Opportunity CNCS-GRANTS-032608-001: 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 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.
Federal Grant Title: Opportunity CNCS-GRANTS-032608-001
Federal Agency Name: Corporation for National and Community Service
Grant Categories: Community Development Education Employment Labor and Training Environment Food and Nutrition Health Other Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-GRANTS-032608-001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 94.005
CFDA Descriptions: Learn and Serve America_Higher Education
Current Application Deadline: May 09, 2008 THE D
Original Application Deadline: May 09, 2008 THE D
Posted Date: Mar 26, 2008
Creation Date: May 07, 2008
Archive Date: May 10, 2008
Total Program Funding: $2,300,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $750,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 12
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
Service-learning and Community service
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) - Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on 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.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Meredith Hatch, Program Coordinator for Knowledge Management 202-606-7513

Specific information about this competition. [mhatch@cns.gov]
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