#FundingFriday: 5 Grants You Should Consider – AmeriCorps, Youth Homelessness, Museums, Research

Here are 5 great funding opportunities to participate in serving a community through grants. These grants include research along the Gulf Coast, support for museums, AmeriCorps community service, and efforts to end youth homelessness. The grant applications for these are due dates in the next few months, so you will want to get started soon!

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1. Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) – 2017 AmeriCorps State and National Grants

AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position.

Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.

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Stories of Impact from the Federal Grants Community: Training for Vets

Federal Grant Impact Stories - VAIf you are a regular to Grants.gov, you are likely accustomed to seeing scores of new federal grant opportunities published every month. What happens after all of those grants are awarded and the funds are spent?

Federal agencies that oversee the spending of grants often share stories of impact on their websites and social media platforms. This week, we are highlighting  a few of the most recent success stories.

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program

In early August, three entities, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, announced a nearly 50 percent reduction in Veterans experiencing homelessness since 2010. This success is attributable, in part, to an interagency effort to focus on serving the needs of veterans, assisting with everything from housing to job training.

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