Youth Opportunity AmeriCorps

Posted by Corporation for National and Community Service on April 6, 2015

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has available funding for the Youth Opportunity AmeriCorps grant program. Youth Opportunity AmeriCorps is jointly sponsored by CNCS and the Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). This program is consistent with the missions of OJJDP, CNCS, and the objectives of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to provide mentoring opportunities for young people.

AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible applicants proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. Grant funding and AmeriCorps member positions will be awarded to successful applicants to enroll Disconnected Youth, between the ages of 17-25 years old, who have been adjudicated in the juvenile justice system, convicted in the criminal justice system, or identified as at-risk of incarceration, to serve as AmeriCorps members. Recipients will also need to enroll additional members to provide mentoring and coaching to the Disconnected Youth members throughout their service.

Submission of a Notice of Intent to Apply is highly encouraged and is due before Monday, April 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Applications for funding are due on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Successful applications will be notified in August 2015.

CNCS will host technical assistance calls regarding the Youth Opportunity AmeriCorps funding opportunity at 1:00 p.m. ET on Monday, April 13 and Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

Register for the April 13 Technical Assistance call

Register for the April 29 Technical Assistance call

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