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AmeriCorps State and National Grants - Targeted Priority

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 94.006
Corporation for National and Community Service
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 19, 2017
Application: May 10, 2017

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 the targeted priority funding round, the Corporation for National and Community Service will prioritize projects with a focus on:

  • Healthy Futures - preventing and/or reducing prescription drug and opioid abuse
  • Safer communities - strengthening law enforcement and community relations

Entities eligible to apply include:

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

The Corporation encourages organizations that have never received funding from the Corporation or AmeriCorps to apply.

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.

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.

Application process

Links to additional guidance are available on the program website.

Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit a letter of intent by April 19, 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 program website.

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