AmeriCorps State and National Grants
AmeriCorps awards grants to organizations to implement programs that utilize AmeriCorps members to engage in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen rural and urban communities.
For this funding round, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will prioritize projects with a focus on:
- Healthy Futures: reducing and/or preventing prescription drug and opioid abuse
- Economic Opportunity: increasing economic opportunities for communities by engaging opportunity youth to prepare them for the workforce
- Education: evidence-based interventions in the categories of school readiness, K-12 success, and post-secondary support
- Veterans and Military Families: positively impacting the quality of life of veterans and improving military family strength
- Rural Intermediaries: organizations that demonstrate measureable impact and primarily serve rural communities with limited resources and organizational infrastructure
- Faith-based organizations
Entities eligible to apply include:
- Nonprofit organizations
- Institutions of higher education
- Local governments
CNCS encourages organizations that have never received funding from the Corporation or AmeriCorps to apply. The general practice is to award no more than 50 member positions to organizations receiving an AmeriCorps grant for the first time.
AmeriCorps grants can be awarded on a cost reimbursement or fixed amount basis. See the application instructions for complete details and award amounts.
A first-time successful applicant is required to match 24% for the first 3-year funding period. Starting with year 4, the match requirement gradually increases every year to 50% by year 10. A table is provided in the application instructions.
Single-state applicant deadlines to State and Territory Commissions may be significantly before the CNCS 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.
Single-state applicants from South Dakota are eligible to apply directly to CNCS. Potential applicants should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional guidance.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.