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AmeriCorps State and National Public Health AmeriCorps Grants

 
Assistance Listing: 94.006
Sponsors
AmeriCorps, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Deadlines
Jan 4, 2023
Contact
Purpose

Public Health AmeriCorps awards grants to support the recruitment, training, and development of public health leaders able to provide service in response to the public health needs of rural and urban communities. Funding is used to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed public health interventions to strengthen the communities they serve. Members will serve primarily in state, local, tribal, and territorial public health departments or in service to public health departments.

Public Health AmeriCorps goals include:

  • Help meet public health needs of local communities by providing capacity and support in state and local public health settings and advancing more equitable health outcomes for currently or historically underserved communities
  • Provide pathways to good, quality public health-related careers by providing exposure through onsite experience, training, and more, with a focus on recruiting members who reflect the communities they serve

For this funding round, Public Health AmeriCorps will prioritize projects with a focus on:

  • Efforts to help local communities respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, including responses to public health challenges that have been exacerbated by the pandemic, such as mental health and substance abuse
  • Programs creating pathways to good-quality public health-related careers through onsite experience and training, including pre-apprenticeship or registered apprenticeship programs, work experience and job training programs, and other workforce programs
  • Organizations serving communities with concentrated poverty, rural communities, tribal communities, and those serving historically underrepresented and underserved individuals, including but not limited to communities of color, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities, people who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, people with arrest and/or conviction records, and religious minorities
Eligibility

Entities eligible to apply include:

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Public health departments
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Local governments
  • Tribes
  • State service commissions
  • States and territories

AmeriCorps encourages organizations that have never received AmeriCorps funding to apply.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Grants will be awarded on a cost reimbursement basis. The maximum cost per member service year is $28,000, with a project period of 2 years.

Application process

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

Single-state applicant deadlines to State and Territory Commissions may be significantly before the federal deadlines, so prospective state applicants should contact the commission in the state or territory where they intend to apply as early as possible. A list of State Commission contacts and deadlines is available on the program website.

Applicants in South Dakota, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands should apply directly to AmeriCorps. Potential applicants should contact americorpsgrants@cns.gov for additional guidance.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Community engagement and volunteerism · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline · Illicit drug use · Immigrants · Infectious diseases · LGBTQ+ · Mental health · People with disabilities · Poverty · Prescription drug misuse · Public health · Racial and ethnic groups · Substance use and misuse · Veterans

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