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AmeriCorps State and National Native Nations Planning Grants


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Application Deadline: Apr 5, 2024




Provides funding to tribes and tribal organizations to plan AmeriCorps programs that will engage AmeriCorps members to implement evidence-based interventions to strengthen tribal communities. Funds must be used for planning activities and may not support AmeriCorps members. Grant recipients are encouraged to apply for an AmeriCorps State and National or Native Nations program grant in the following grant cycle.

Priorities for this opportunity are programs that address the need and challenges in tribal communities and the ability to translate the planning grant award into an application for AmeriCorps programming next year.

Funding priorities include:

  • Programs that prioritize civic engagement/social cohesion, and youth mental health
  • Environmental stewardship, including water/wastewater projects, community resilience, sustainable food systems, and food sovereignty
  • Education to improve academic performance in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and serving students at Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools, tribal colleges and universities, indigenous teacher preparation, and GED support programs
  • Economic Opportunity, including digital skills; access to broadband; infrastructure/transportation assistance; financial readiness; training and access to financial resources for home buying; or college; and college access programs
  • Healthy Futures, a program that provides services to historically underserved individuals both on and off reservation lands, including but not limited to people with disabilities, people who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, people with arrest and/or conviction records
  • Veterans and Military Families, Caregivers, and Survivors program model
  • Programs that provide additional benefits to AmeriCorps members aimed at enhancing member experience and bolstering member recruitment and retention such as paying more than the minimum living allowance, transportation, housing, food, and more
  • Programs that create workforce pathways for AmeriCorps members, including deliberate training, certifications, and hiring preferences or support
  • Programs promoting the preservation and teaching of traditional native languages and cultural practices

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $240,000
Project period: 1 year

Grants are made on a cost reimbursement basis, and applicants should not plan to start their AmeriCorps grant activities prior to August 15, 2024.

Who Can Apply

Only federally recognized Indian tribes, as defined in 2 CFR ยง200.1, and tribal organizations controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by Indian tribes are eligible to apply.

Tribal organizations controlled, authorized, or chartered by 1 or more federally recognized tribes must provide documentation demonstrating tribal control or charter. Similarly, tribal organizations sanctioned by one or more federally recognized tribes must submit a sanctioning resolution adopted by the Tribal Council or comparable tribal governing body of each Indian tribe.

AmeriCorps encourages new applicants that have not received funding from AmeriCorps to apply.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

New Program

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information can be found in the funding announcement.

Applicants must submit applications electronically through the eGrants web-based management system.

The 2024 AmeriCorps State & National Mandatory Supplemental Information offers additional guidance on preparing and submitting applications for this funding opportunity.

2024 State and National Native Nation Grant Competition technical assistance webinars:
(Registration required)


For AmeriCorps State and National Native Nations Planning Grant application questions:
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Topics This Program Addresses

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Community Planning and Coalition Building • Education and Training • Emergency Planning • Employment • Health and Wellness • Healthcare Workforce • Veterans