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Opportunity for USA Tribes, IHEs, Agencies, and Nonprofits to Work with Volunteer Teams on Community Projects

AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) North Central Region Grant


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Funding Source
Volunteer Maine, Maine Commission for Community Service and Maine AmeriCorps
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Geographic Focus
USA: IllinoisIndianaIowaMaineMichiganMinnesotaNebraskaNew HampshireNew York CityNew YorkNorth DakotaOhioPennsylvaniaSouth DakotaVermontWisconsin

Important Dates
LOI Date: 05/02/23
Deadline: 06/06/23 Save

Grant Description
Opportunity for USA Tribal councils, schools, IHEs, agencies, and nonprofit and faith-based organizations in multiple states to work with volunteer teams to address community needs. Applicants are required to submit a concept form prior to submitting a full application. Eligible states include Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Maine, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

NCCC teams work on a variety of projects, each lasting up to the length of the round. Service areas include:

  • Disaster Mitigation, Response and Recovery
  • Urban and Rural Development
  • Environmental Stewardship and Conservation
  • Energy Conservation
  • Infrastructure Improvement

NCCC provides:

  • 8-12 Corps Members, 1 Team Leader,
  • One 15-passenger van and fuel
  • Limited funds specifically designated for team food purchases,
  • Limited hand tools and basic personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Federal Tort Claims Act (liability claims) and Federal Employees Compensation Act coverage (worker’s compensation claims)
  • Service learning support to help the team understand the community’s need and the organization’s work

Planning and organizational orientation are essential when conducting a quality project and enriching experience for NCCC Members. Sponsors are also required to provide technical supervision that will vary between 15-30 hours per week, or more, depending on the project’s complexity. In addition, sponsors provide:

  • On-site technical training, supplies and equipment
  • 40 hours of full time service for team to include explanation of project value, community enhancement and service learning.
  • Parking for team 15 passenger van
  • Housing for the team during the course of the project, including bathroom/shower and cooking facilities
    • Youth Hostels
    • Churches/Community Centers
    • Campsites
    • Other housing in the community


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Nonprofit and faith-based organizations, government entities (federal, state and local), public schools and universities, and Native American Tribal Councils are eligible to sponsor a team.

Pre-Application Information
Application Cycle Dates:

Concept Form Due: November 1, 2022
Application Submission Due: November 30, 2022

Concept Form Due: January 5, 2023
Application Submission Due: February 2, 2023

Concept Form Due: March 2, 2023
Application Submission Due: March 30, 2023

Concept Form Due: May 2, 2023
Application Submission Due: June 6, 2023

This is a two-step application process:
- Step 1: Submit a Concept Form
- Step 2: Submit an Application upon invitation

For more information:

Contact Information
Alana Svenson, Assistant Program Director
AmeriCorps NCCC, North Central Region
Rep for States: IL, ME, NH, VT, WI
Phone: 319-472-9664 x19
1004 G Ave, Vinton IA 52349

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