justice AmeriCorps

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justice AmeriCorps: This Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity (Notice) will support a program jointly sponsored by the Department of Justice’s Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to improve the efficient and effective adjudication of immigration court proceedings involving unaccompanied children. The purpose of this program is to use the AmeriCorps service model to improve the efficient and effective adjudication of immigration court proceedings involving unaccompanied children. Grants awarded in response to this Notice will enable grantees to enroll lawyers and paralegals to serve as AmeriCorps members (“AmeriCorps members” or “members”) providing legal services to this vulnerable population. Specifically, the program is intended to provide legal services to children under the age of 16 who: (1) are not in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) or the Department of Homeland Security; (2) have received a Notice to Appear in removal proceedings before EOIR; and, (3) have not had their cases consolidated with removal proceedings against a parent or legal guardian (Unaccompanied Children or Unaccompanied Child). The legal representation shall be limited to immigration or custody proceedings before EOIR Immigration Courts; appellate proceedings before the Board of Immigration Appeals; proceedings before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), including applications for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status; and state court proceedings seeking orders necessary to support applications for SIJ status (Immigration Proceedings). Immigration Proceedings shall not include any claims, litigation, or other proceedings before federal district courts, courts of appeals, or the Supreme Court. Proposed programs must provide legal services to Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Proceedings to increase the effective and efficient adjudication of immigration court cases involving those children. In addition, programs should facilitate the identification of Unaccompanied Children who have been victims of human trafficking or abuse and decrease the risk that those children may be trafficked upon return to their country of nationality or last habitual residence; screen Unaccompanied Children for abuse, trafficking, and trauma; refer suspected cases of abuse, trafficking, and trauma to appropriate law enforcement authorities and/or appropriate support services; build pro bono capacity to support the populations of unaccompanied children in the immigration court location(s) in which members will serve; and strengthen national service so that participants engaged in CNCS-supported programs consistently find satisfaction, meaning and opportunity. Please direct questions about this Notice to americorpsgrants@cns.gov.
Federal Grant Title: justice AmeriCorps
Federal Agency Name: Corporation for National and Community Service
Grant Categories: Law Justice and Legal Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-GRANTS-06232014
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 94.006
CFDA Descriptions: AmeriCorps
Current Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2014 Submitting a notification of your or
Original Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2014 Submitting a notification of your or
Posted Date: Jun 23, 2014
Creation Date: Jun 23, 2014
Archive Date: Jul 23, 2014
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: none
Minimum Federal Grant Award: none
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering. CNCS-through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and the Social Innovation Fund-has helped to engage millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action. This AmeriCorps State and National (AmeriCorps) Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity Notice (Notice) is to provide legal aid to certain unaccompanied minors and to improve the effective and efficient adjudication of immigration removal proceedings involving those children.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Private institutions of higher education
Special district 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
County governments
City or township governments
State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility
Public or private nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and other community organizations; institutions of higher education; government entities within states(e.g., cities, counties);; or a partnership or consortia consisting of the aforementioned are eligible to apply. Intermediaries are encouraged to apply.

Single-State applicants: If your organization proposes to operate a program in just one state, please contact your State Commission, which can be found here: http://www.americorps.gov/about/contact/statecommission.asp You will need to apply to your respective State Commission and not directly to CNCS unless otherwise instructed by the State Commission.

Multi-State applicants: If your organization proposes to operate a program in more than one state, you are eligible to apply for a national grant. You will apply directly to the Corporation.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Full description of the competition.
Grant Announcement Contact
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Corporation for National and Community Service 202-606-6845
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