National Service Agency Announces AmeriCorps Funding Opportunities for Indian Tribes

Dear Tribal Leader:

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

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 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)


Replay Number: 800-219-6388

Passcode: 2284932

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)


Replay Number: 888-568-0395

Passcode: 5280366

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)


Replay Number: 888-568-0748

Passcode: 2394503

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.

Contact Ron Lessard, Strategic Advisor for Native American Affairs at Corporation for National and Community Service with any questions.


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