FY 2014 Training and Technical Assistance ? Regional Training Conferences

Quick Facts

Due DateJuly 15, 2014 (Tuesday)
Award AmountUn-Known
Category of Funding ActivityOther - Planning and delivering regional training conferences for AmeriCorps programs and Senior Corps projects.
Eligible Applicants
  • State governments
  • Special district governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Others - This competition is open to State Commissions on National and Community Service, and alternative administrative entities, as defined by Section 178(a) of the National and Community Service Act, only. An applicant may apply as a single organization or consortia of organizations, however, one partner must be designated as the lead applicant. Applicants must have a successful track record of providing training and technical assistance to national service programs and projects. A further discussion of the evaluation criteria can be found in Section V. Organizations that have been convicted of a Federal crime are disqualified from receiving the assistance described in this Notice. Pursuant to the Lobbying Disclosure Action of 1995, an organization described in Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(4) that engages in lobbying activities is not eligible to apply.

Program Description

This Notice announces the availability of funding for planning and delivering regional training conferences that focus on strengthening and building the capacity of AmeriCorps programs and Senior Corps projects across the country. CNCS acknowledges the need for flexibility in determining the regions where the conferences will be delivered. Regions may align with each of CNCS's five regional clusters as defined in section II. Award Information, or applicants may choose to propose, with justification, one or more geographic region(s) different from the existing CNCS regional clusters. The primary target audiences for training at these regional training conferences are AmeriCorps State and National programs and Senior Corps projects. These regional training conferences are a critical component of CNCS's training and technical assistance (TTA) strategy for 2014-2015, and CNCS intends for these conferences to build on and leverage previous investments to increase the capacity for national service resources to impact communities. While AmeriCorps State and National programs and Senior Corps projects are the primary audiences, it is expected that other national service programs will be invited to participate such as AmeriCorps Indian Tribes programs, AmeriCorps VISTA programs (especially multi-site projects), Social Innovation Fund grantees, and AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) staff. Although the entire agenda of these conferences may not be specific to these programs, having broad representation from CNCS programs increases the potential for strong and integrated community impact. The National and Community Service Act of 1990 (NCSA) authorizes CNCS to provide TTA to improve the programmatic quality and accountability of current and potential national service programs and projects. The current TTA strategy focuses on the implementation of CNCS's performance measures, grantee compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements, as well as the fiscal and administrative requirements for managing CNCS grants - a unique set of knowledge and skills specific to CNCS programs and projects. The Corporation will host technical assistance calls to answer questions from potential applicants about this funding opportunity on: May 29, 2014 at 3:30 pm EST. The call-in number is 888-455-7455. The Participant passcode is: TTA June 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm EST. The call in number is 888-455-7455. The Participant passcode is: TTA

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberCNCS-COOP-05292014
Funding Opportunity TitleFY 2014 Training and Technical Assistance ? Regional Training Conferences
Opportunity CategoryOther - Planning and delivering regional training conferences for AmeriCorps programs and Senior Corps projects.
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationPlanning and delivering regional training conferences for AmeriCorps programs and Senior Corps projects.
Number of Awards5
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateMay 29, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Due DateJuly 15, 2014 (Tuesday)
***The application is due no later than Tuesday, July 15, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Applications must arrive at CNCS by the deadline in order to be considered. Applications received after the deadline will be determined non-compliant and therefore
Application Archive DateJuly 16, 2014 (Wednesday)
Total Program Funding$ 250,000
Award AmountUn-Known
CFDA Number
  • 94.009 - Training and Technical Assistance

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments
  • Special district governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Others - This competition is open to State Commissions on National and Community Service, and alternative administrative entities, as defined by Section 178(a) of the National and Community Service Act, only. An applicant may apply as a single organization or consortia of organizations, however, one partner must be designated as the lead applicant. Applicants must have a successful track record of providing training and technical assistance to national service programs and projects. A further discussion of the evaluation criteria can be found in Section V. Organizations that have been convicted of a Federal crime are disqualified from receiving the assistance described in this Notice. Pursuant to the Lobbying Disclosure Action of 1995, an organization described in Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(4) that engages in lobbying activities is not eligible to apply.

Contact Information

Agency NameCorporation for National and Community Service
Program Information WebsiteWebsite for applying to the competition
ContactOffice of Grants Policy and Operations/TTA Application
202-606-7515
TTY number is 800-833-3722
Direct email for this competition

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