Social Innovation Fund FY 2011

The summary for the Social Innovation Fund FY 2011 grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Corporation for National and Community Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Social Innovation Fund FY 2011: APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE SUBMITTED THROUGH GRANTS.GOV APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE CORPORATION'S EGRANTS SYSTEM: This Notice of Federal Funds Availability (Notice) announces the opportunity for funding for the Social Innovation Fund, authorized by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act of 2009. The Social Innovation Fund is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service that improves the lives of people in low-income U.S. communities. Through an innovative public-private partnership, the Social Innovation Fund and selected local and national grantmakers co-invest in programs that increase the scale of community-based solutions that have evidence of real impact in the areas of youth development, economic opportunity or healthy futures. Every Federal dollar invested is matched with private funds, and all programs are rigorously evaluated. As a result, the most effective approaches can be expanded to reach more people in need and key lessons can be captured and broadly shared. In FY 2011, CNCS will award a limited number of Social Innovation Fund grants to outstanding grantmaking institutions, referred to in this Notice as "intermediaries." These intermediaries will match every Federal dollar of the grant award in cash. They will then identify and invest at least 80% of their federal funds (plus identified cash matching funds) in portfolios of promising community-based nonprofit organizations (subgrantees) working in low-income communities in one or more of the following issue areas: - Youth Development - Preparing America's youth for success in school, active citizenship, productive work, and healthy and safe lives. - Economic Opportunity - Increasing economic opportunities for economically disadvantaged individuals. - Healthy Futures - Promoting healthy lifestyles and reducing the risk factors that can lead to illness. Subgrantees will also match every dollar of their awards in cash and will utilize CNCS funding to produce measurable outcomes within a specific issue area and geographic area, evaluate their effectiveness and replicate and expand to serve more individuals. Throughout this process, subgrantees will be supported and monitored by the intermediaries, who will remain accountable to CNCS for the achievement of the intended results set forth in their proposals.
Federal Grant Title: Social Innovation Fund FY 2011
Federal Agency Name: Corporation for National and Community Service
Grant Categories: Community Development Education Employment Labor and Training Energy Food and Nutrition Health Other Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-GRANTS-02282011
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 94.019
CFDA Descriptions: Social Innovation Fund
Current Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2011
Posted Date: Feb 28, 2011
Creation Date: Feb 28, 2011
Archive Date: Apr 13, 2011
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $7,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 7
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
Social Innovation Fund FY 2011
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Special district 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 - Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
To be eligible for a SIF intermediary award, an applicant must: - Be an existing grantmaking institution or an eligible partnership; - Properly propose to be either a geographically-based or issue-based SIF that will focus on improving measurable outcomes; - Have a strong track record of using rigorous evidence to select, invest in, support, and monitor the replication and expansion of grantees; - Have a well-articulated plan to: o Select, replicate and expand subgrantees that have been shown to have at least preliminary evidence of effectiveness; and o Collaborate with a research organization to undertake rigorous evaluations to move subgrantees to at least moderate levels of evidence. - Have appropriate policies on conflicts of interest, self-dealing, and other improper practices; and - Demonstrate either cash-on-hand or commitments (or a combination thereof) toward meeting 50 percent of the first year matching funds, based on the amount of grant funds requested. For example, a request of $1 million needs to be accompanied by documentation of $500,000 on-hand at the time of application.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Kirsten Breckinridge 202-606-7570

Direct email address for SIF questions. []
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