FY 2015 Training and Technical Assistance – Regional Training Conferences

 

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.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 08/21/2015 (Archived.)
Program Number
CNCS-7-23-2015
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
5
Other Categories
Planning and delivering regional training conferences for AmeriCorps programs and Senior Corps projects.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
This competition is open to State Service 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 the Notice. 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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
The application is due no later than Thursday, August 20, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. CNCS reserves the right to extend the submission deadline and will post any extended deadline in eGrants on its website: www.nationalservice.gov
Deadlines
08/20/2015
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
TTA Competition Voicemail
202-606-7515
Website Address
http://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2015/fy-2015-training-and-technical-assistance
E-mail Address
ttanofa@cns.gov
Financial Information
Obligations
$250,000.00

 


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