Learn and Serve America Grants

February 19, 2012


Happy Presidents Day!

Learn and Serve America, a project of The Corporation for National and Community Service, has issued its Notice of Funds Availability for its 2012 September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance Grants. Grant proposals are due in mid-March. Projects will be funded for a two-year period, and grant awards will average between $50,000 and $150,000 per project.

2012-2013 grants are being offered in six focus areas identified by the SAA:

Disaster Services
Economic Opportunity
Environmental Stewardship
Healthy Futures
Veterans and Military Families

In order to carry out the intent of Congress and to maximize the impact of the investment in national service, CNCS seeks to fund programs that can demonstrate community impact and address community problems through service and volunteering. CNCS also seeks to fund programs that mobilize their communities in service and remembrance to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and those who rose in service as result of that tragedy.

In just a little while, I will give you the link to all the information about these grants.

Since 2002, I have been training students one-on-one in how to find grants like these, and how to write grant-winning proposals. But, as I mentioned in my last post, time constraints are making it necessary for me to change my business model. Consequently, our next Grants Training Class will be the last one in which students will be able to work with me one-on-one.


Twenty slots are being made available for this class, and I am structuring my time so that I can give my full support to these last 20 students. As you can image, spaces in the class are filling up fast.

If you’d like helping writing a proposal for a grant like the one above, here is your last chance to work directly with me:


Meanwhile, to learn more about these grants specifically, go to:


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