Indian Tribes and organizations that support Native American communities have been successfully drawing upon national service resources to meet family and community needs for more than 40 years. The Corporation for National and Community Service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), and Learn and Serve America has a long-standing commitment to working with tribal nations on a government-to-government basis and is committed to enhancing the collaboration process across all programs to address critical issues affecting Native American communities.
Potential applicants are encouraged to utilize the tribal-specific technical assistance made available by CNCS, including FAQ, webinars and a schedule of the agency's upcoming assistance calls. More information on technical assistance, as well as contact information for questions specific to the Native American community, can be found at http://go.usa.gov/YPR4.
Technical Assistance Information:
AmeriCorps State and National is hosting two sets of calls (one hour in length) for potential grant applicants – one call for all applicant organizations and a separate call for Indian tribes. Both calls will occur on the same day, with the call for all applicants at 1:00 pm eastern time and the call for Indian tribes following at 2:00 pm eastern time. Calls will be conducted in a standard format that includes a brief overview of the topic and a question and answer session with AmeriCorps Program Officers. The best way to ensure that your question receives a response is to submit it at least 24 hours in advance of the call. Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. All calls will be recorded. Replay information for each call is listed below.
Tribe Call Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM (EDT) Register Replay Number: 800-219-6388
End Date: Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 9:59 PM (CT)
Tribe Call Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM (EDT) Register Replay Number: 888-568-0395
End Date: Saturday. December 8, 2012 at 10:59 PM (CT)
Tribe Call Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM (EDT) Register Replay Number: 888-568-0748
End Date: Saturday. December 15, 2012 at 10:59 PM (CT)
AmeriCorps Grant Application Selection Criteria: If you have questions about the AmeriCorps grant application selection criteria, grant review process or any other questions that need addressed in order to complete your application, please join this call.