AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) invites potential Project Sponsors in California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Hawai’i (and the Pacific Territories), and Alaska to apply to a host a team of 18-24 year olds to address critical needs in communities throughout our region. We are currently accepting applications for projects taking place between November 2016 – July 2017.
The NCCC Pacific Region Campus, based in Sacramento, CA, deploys teams to serve on projects lasting an average of 2-8 weeks.
Who can apply?
- Faith-based organizations
- Government entities (federal, state, region, and local)
- Public and private schools and universities
- Native American Tribal Councils
- Environmental conservation & stewardship
- Infrastructure improvements
- Urban & rural development
- Energy conservation
- Natural & other disasters (preparedness, mitigation, recovery, response)
Project concept form deadlines
||Project concept form deadline
|Round 4 (May 24-July 12, 2017)
||Feb. 1, 2017
All project sponsors:
- All organizations must submit a Project Concept Form, due no later than the above deadlines; there is a new Project Concept Form for 2016-2017, previous versions will not be accepted
- Upon approval of the Project Concept Form, the full Service Project Application will be sent to you with an invitation to apply; the application due date will be included in the invitation to apply
- Project Concept Forms & Service Project Applications will not be accepted past the deadlines
- Applications are reviewed each round; who we serve is based on a number of factors, including: locations/organizations served previously, variety of experience for our members, and project priorities
- Preference will be given to projects where members support activities related to: STEM;veterans; drought; homelessness; disaster; energy conservation
Contact your Assistant Program Director (APD) for assistance in the application process and for a project concept form: Anna Lawrence, 916.640.0316, firstname.lastname@example.org
Project sponsors must provide
- All project materials, tools, equipment and related protective gear, including chaps for chainsaw use
- All technical supervision to guarantee the necessary training for the tasks at hand (min. 15-20 hours per week, depending on project work)
- Any specific training, including First Aid/CPR, chainsaw use, or others as necessary
- Orientation to your organization and community, as well as service learning opportunities to teach about the community need your project addresses
- Lodging for the team to include access to a full kitchen for meal preparation (if meals are not provided), bathroom & shower facilities, at least two sleeping areas for men and women, and parking for one van
What NCCC provides
- A team of 8-12 members who are supervised by a Team Leader
- A Team Leader that coordinates and resides with each team (Team Leaders are not technical project supervisors, but are responsible for managing their teams and report to NCCC staff)
- One 15-passenger van per team; fuel covered by NCCC (except in Hawai’i and Alaska where a means of transportation and fuel must be provided)
- Limited hand tools, basic personal protective equipment, and housing supplies
- All Members are fully covered by the provisions of the Federal Tort Claims Act (liability claims) and the Federal Employees Compensation Act (workers’ compensation claims)
- All Members are screened with a fingerprinted, national agency criminal history check (FBI) and checked against the national sex offender database
About NCCC members
- Women and men, ages 18-24, who serve full-time for 10 months
- Members have a mix of educational experiences, including: college degrees or some college background, or high school diplomas. A small percentage are working towards their high school diploma through the program.
- Recruited nationally and are from different social, cultural, and educational backgrounds.