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American Connection Corps

AmeriCorps, Lead for America
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

The American Connection Corps trains and mobilizes leaders to work in rural and emerging communities to coordinate broadband development and digital inclusion.

Members receive a 1-year AmeriCorps service position and will be placed with a local nonprofit, government agency, or community organization to carry out projects that increase digital connectivity in the following focus areas:

  • Economic opportunity
  • Health and social capital
  • Agriculture and natural resources

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident age 17 or older
  • Hold a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Have not already served 4 or more AmeriCorps and/or VISTA terms
Geographic coverage
Available in 30 states.
Amount of funding

The program will support members in 30 states over a 1-year project period. Benefits include:

  • $30,000 annual living allowance
  • $6,895 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage
  • National news and media amplification with American Connection Corps partners
  • Access to 1:1 technical mentors with national leaders
Application process

Links to additional guidance and the online application are available on the program website.

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