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AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps: A Resource for ND Counties - Webinar 11/17

Posted 10/31/22 (Mon)

What is AmeriCorps NCCC?

AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is a team-based residential service that provides teams of eight to twelve members to communities to complete a variety of service projects. Team members are young adults, ages 18 to 26 years old, who are recruited nationally and work on projects ranging generally six to eight weeks in duration. Nonprofit and government entities are eligible to apply to receive a team to help respond to local community needs.

Teams live in the communities they serve to better understand the culture, participate in service-learning, and build leadership and life skills. Counties across North Dakota, as well as nonprofits in your communities, are eligible to apply to be considered for an AmeriCorps NCCC team.

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What’s in it for my community?

The AmeriCorps NCCC program is intended to provide short-term, sustainable service to communities to meet critical needs as identified by the sponsoring organization requesting a team at no direct cost. Teams can serve to address a wide variety of issue areas, including affordable housing construction, environmental conservation, neighborhood beautification and blight reduction, in-school and after-school tutoring, disaster response, and more. Each team has a specially trained Team Leader who serves with the team.

What do I need to do to sponsor a team?

Sponsors provide a meaningful experience for AmeriCorps members while overseeing the team’s service. There is no fee for service. Sponsors are responsible for:

  • On-site technical oversight and direction
  • At least 40 hours of service per week
  • Project supplies, equipment, materials, and any necessary building permits
  • Schedule of work and training plan
  • Lodging with showers (e.g. churches, community centers, dorms, campsites, cabins, etc.)
  • Cooking facilities (unless meals are provided)
  • Service-learning support and opportunities to understand community impact

Organizations, including local and county governments, that are interested in requesting an AmeriCorps NCCC team need to submit a Concept Form. Upon review of the Concept Form, organizations will be invited to submit the full project application. More than one organization within a community can jointly apply to be co-considered for a team. Applications are reviewed and qualified sponsors are selected to receive teams for each available project timeframe.

Consult the AmeriCorps NCCC North Central Region Request for Proposals for available project dates and application deadlines for proposed service projects in 2023. An AmeriCorps NCCC staff member can provide a Concept Form, application instructions, and additional information upon request.

Where can I get more information?

More information about AmeriCorps NCCC can be found online at https://americorps.gov/partner/how-it-works/americorps-nccc. Potential sponsors or those interested in learning more about the program can reach out to Anna Yeagle, Assistant Program Director, AmeriCorps NCCC at ayeagle@cns.gov or (202) 507-0037. If you are interested in other AmeriCorps programs, including grant-based programs, open funding opportunities are available at https://americorps.gov/partner/funding-opportunities.