Apply to participate in TCN Summer Opportunity AmeriCorps Program (SOAP)

Great News!  CNCS is continuing the AmeriCorps Affiliate program and TCN is applying to continue our summer term this year.  For those renewing or applying for the first time, find some facts on SOAP below:

  • Please note that teens ages 14 - 15 are eligible to participate in this program
  • Submit application and other docs to Leslie Wilkoff, lwilkoff@corpsnetwork.org
  • Deadline for submitting to TCN is Wednesday, January 25th
     

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS:

 


FACTS:
 
Eligibility:                   
Current AmeriCorps programs only (does not have to be a TCN grant)
 
Age range:                 
14-24*   (a parent or guardian must also sign all documents for Corpsmembers under age 18)

 
Member Terms:         
TCN is offering the following summer terms:
100 hr.  300 hr.  450 hr.
-- 100 hour members may not serve more than one term per summer and are not eligible for a pro-rated award.

 

Program Term:          
May 1 – September 30, 2017 (all members must complete their term by Sept. 30)
 
NSCHC:                       
Corps must conduct a NSOPW on all members prior to enrollment. You are not required to run the state repository or FBI check but must have a signed “self-certification” from all members (form provided by TCN).
 
Type of Award:           
From CNCS - AmeriCorps Affiliate designates positions as national service positions through which individuals serving in the position may be eligible for an Education Award. No funds will be awarded.
 
PMs:                           
Members must spend at least 30% of their time on Environmental Stewardship Performance Measures – acres of public lands and miles of trails and waterways improved.
 
eGrants:                     
Staff must enroll/exit all members under 16 and have the option of self-enroll/exit of all other members.
 
Reporting:                  
Progress Reports are due twice a year. (Possibly only 1 for summer) Members must complete an online TCN survey within one week of exiting the program.
 
EAP:                             
Current EAP Subgrantees must fill all of their awarded slots (2016-2017). Any SOAP slots are in addition to those you committed to fill for EAP.