AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Overview AmeriCorps NCCC strengthens communities and develops leaders through a federal full-time, team-based, residential national service program. NCCC partners with a variety of nonprofit organizations, federal, state, and local agencies, and tribal organizations to complete projects typically lasting 6-8 weeks which address a compelling community need that would not be fully addressed without additional assistance. The North Central Region NCCC Campus covers a total of 15 states (IL, IN, IA, ME, MI, MN, NE, NH, NY, ND, OH, PA, SD, VT, WI). Some types of tasks NCCC teams have completed in the past include the following: Energy Conservation: weatherizing existing homes or public infrastructure by insulating rim joists, caulking windows, conducting home energy audits and blower door tests, and conducting energy related educational programing. Environmental Stewardship and Conservation: trail construction, brush and invasive species removal, assisting environmental education classes for camps, and cleaning up river systems. Urban and Rural Development: blight removal projects in cities and other neighborhood revitalization efforts, assisting camp counselors at summer camps, building homes with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, assisting with tax preparation, and building community gardens. Infrastructure Improvement: repairing or maintaining public infrastructure such as city-owned fair and rodeo grounds, building public campsites, and constructing wheelchair ramps and boardwalks. Disaster: packing/preparing/distributing disaster kits and educational materials; clean-up work after a disaster (e.g. cleaning up or repairing homes after flooding or repairing trail systems after a wildfire), and performing preparedness or mitigation tasks. AmeriCorps NCCC teams typically consist of 8-12 young adults age 18-24, including a team leader. Members come from all over the country and range from high school to college graduates in terms of education. Teams typically work in a particular community for 6-8 weeks, although shorter periods are possible. There is no charge for labor and teams provide their own transportation, however NCCC requests a place to sleep and shower be provided along with assistance with food or kitchen facilities to cook on. Interested? These are the next steps: More information can be found at https://www.nationalservice.gov/ncccsponsor . The Concept Form , which is the first step in applying, as well as the Instructions can be found by the hyperlinks. Concept Forms can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org * and are required for each team or timeframe you may be considering. Please be sure to fully answer each question in your response. Upon review, potential sponsors will be invited to submit a full application or contacted for more information. Dates for 2019 are also below. * In 2019, the POC for organizations in Illinois is changing to my colleague Alana Svensen Hults ( ASvensen@cns.gov ), Concept Forms can be submitted to Alana for projects in Illinois. 2019 Available Project Dates Concept Form Due Application Due Round 1 Mar 11 - Apr 26 Passed passed Round 2 May 6 - June 27 January 3, 2019 February 11, 2019 Round 3 July 12 – Sept 7 March 7, 2019 April 10, 2019 Aug 16 – Oct 16 March 7, 2019 April 10, 2019 Round 4 Sept 16 - Nov 12 May 7, 2019 June 12, 2019 Oct 24 – Dec 17 May 7, 2019 June 12, 2019 Note: For those who are familiar with Available Project Dates in recent past years, in 2019 we will have additional teams and timeframes available in the summer/fall as well as a later fall Round 4 option. We will also have available project dates early in 2020 (~January – February) however these have not yet been set.