Fw: AmericaReads: Availability of Funds for AmeriCorps*VISTA

H. C. Covington (ach1@sprynet.com)
Sat, 20 Dec 1997 01:01:09 -0600


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From: Fonseca, Sandra (by way of "Mark B. Hundley"
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To: H. C. Covington @ I CAN America  ach1@sprynet.com <ach1@sprynet.com>
Date: Thursday, December 18, 1997 2:51 PM
Subject: AmericaReads: Availability of Funds for AmeriCorps*VISTA



Below is a portion of the text from the AmeriCorps*VISTA America Reads NOFA
published in the Federal Register on December 18, 1997.  The entire text
will
be provided in the application kit, or can be accessed from the website of
the Government Printing Office at http://www.access.gpo.gov.  DO NOT REPLY
TO
THIS EMAIL.
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Availability of Funds for AmeriCorps*VISTA America Reads
Projects-Nationwide.
AGENCY:  Corporation for National and Community Service
ACTION: Notice of Availability of Funds.

SUMMARY:  The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter
"the Corporation") announces the availability of funds for fiscal year 1998
for new AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program grants
focusing on the America Reads initiative in all fifty States, the District
of
Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The program grants are
authorized under Title I, Part A of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of
1973, as amended (Pub. L. 93-113).  Project applications will be written to
cover a 24-month period although grants will be awarded for a 12-month
period
with a renewal option.  As part of this effort, the Corporation is
soliciting
applicants which are public or private non-profit organizations, including
current AmeriCorps*VISTA project sponsors.  Approximately 35-40 grants are
expected to be awarded in April 1998 with AmeriCorps*VISTA members
beginning
service prior to the start of the 1998-99 school year.

DATES:  Applications must be received by 5:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
January 28, 1998.

ADDRESSES:  Application instructions and kits are available from
AmeriCorps*VISTA, Corporation for National and Community Service, 1201 New
York Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20525, (202) 606-5000, ext. 249, TDD (202)
565-2799, or TTY via the Federal Information Relay Service at (800)
877-8339.


Applications should be submitted to the Corporation for National and
Community Service, 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Mailstop 9207, Washington, DC
20525, Attn:  Kathleen Dennis.  The Corporation will not accept
applications
that are submitted via facsimile or e-mail transmission.