The new School Turnaround AmeriCorps is an exciting initiative that will provide resources to serve disadvantaged students in underperforming schools across the nation. Today, April 2, 2013, is the deadline for applicants that wish to participate to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply for the grant program.
This partnership between the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the Department of Education will support the placement of a dedicated cadre of AmeriCorps members in persistently underachieving schools across the country. This innovative approach seeks to increase student academic achievement, attendance and high school graduation rates, and college and career readiness in those schools.
Organizations applying for grants will be encouraged to focus on strategies that increase parent and family engagement and student learning time; improve school safety, attendance, and discipline; address students' social, emotional, and health needs; and accelerate students' acquisition of reading and mathematics knowledge and skills.
Public or private nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and other community groups; schools or districts; institutions of higher education; cities and counties; Indian Tribes; and labor organizations are eligible to apply, along with partnerships and consortia of these entities.
Applicants are required to send CNCS a Notice of Intent to Apply via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 2, 2013 at 5 p.m. Eastern. CNCS will not consider notifications received after the deadline. Failure to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply will render an applicant ineligible to apply. More information about the notice of intent and application instructions may be found in the New Funding Opportunities section of our website. Grants will be awarded by mid-July.