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AmeriCorps State and National Grants

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 94.006
Corporation for National and Community Service
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 13, 2017
Application: Jan 17, 2018

For questions regarding multi-state or Tribal applications submitted directly to CNCS:

For questions regarding state-level funding:
Contact the appropriate State Service Commission.


AmeriCorps awards grants to organizations to implement programs that utilize AmeriCorps members to engage in evidence-based 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:

  • Disaster Services - improving community resiliency through disaster preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation
  • Economic Opportunity - increasing economic opportunities for communities by engaging opportunity youth, either as the population served and/or as AmeriCorps members, to prepare them for the workforce
  • Education - improving student academic performance in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics
  • Healthy Futures - reducing and/or preventing prescription drug and opioid abuse
  • 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 communities with limited resources and organizational infrastructure
  • Safer Communities - programs that focus on public safety, preventing and mitigating civil unrest, and/or partnerships between law enforcement and the community
  • Encore Programs - programs that engage Americans age 55 and older
  • Governor and Mayor Initiatives
  • Evidence Based Intervention Planning Grants

Entities eligible to apply include:

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Local governments
  • Indian tribes
  • States

CNCS encourages organizations that have never received funding from the Corporation or AmeriCorps to apply. The general practice is to award between 20-50 member positions to organizations receiving an AmeriCorps grant for the first time.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

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.

Application process

A link to the full announcement is available through, and links to additional guidance are available on the program website.

Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit an online notification of intent to apply by December 13, 2017.

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 is available on the CNCS website.

Single-state applicants from South Dakota are eligible to apply directly to CNCS for the FY 2018 competition. Potential applicants from South Dakota should contact for additional guidance.

Tagged as
Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Economics and the economy · Elderly population · Emergency preparedness and response · Families · Human services · Prescription drug abuse · Public health · Substance abuse · Veterans

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