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Notice #: 05524656
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The Corporation for National Service and the Hawaii State Commission for National and Community Service announces the availability of AmeriCorps*State Competitive funds for the 2007-2008 program year.

AmeriCorps, \u201Dthe domestic Peace Corps,\u201D is a national service program, which engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in team-based, results-driven service in the areas of public safety, education, literacy and tutoring, the environment, basic human needs and Homeland Security. In exchange for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a living stipend and an education award for post-secondary education expenses upon completion of their term of service. AmeriCorps and the Hawaii Commission strive to strengthen citizenship and the ethic of service by assisting communities in addressing their toughest challenges.

Through the AmeriCorps Program Grant, agencies sponsor AmeriCorps members who serve to implement community service initiatives. Eligible agencies include community based non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, state and local government entities, and school districts. Agencies that apply must be able to demonstrate the capacity to administer a federal program, have a detailed plan of action, strong connections to the community it is planning to serve, a real need for the proposed service within the community, and the ability to raise the required matching funds.

Applications for funding request should include a minimum of 20 full time equivalent (FTE) members and a minimum of $250,000. All applications must be submitted to the Hawaii Commission for National and Community Service by November 30, 2006. For more information, please contact the Hawaii Commission staff at 956-8145 or you may download the application by visiting the Commission’s website at

Isaac Watson, Executive Director
Hawaii Commission for National and Community Service
(SB05524656 9/12, 9/13/06)