Skip to main content

AmeriCorps State and National Grants

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
Jan 8, 2020

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 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
  • Tribes
  • States

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.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
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.

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 for additional guidance.

Tagged as
Children and youth · Community and faith-based initiatives · Families · Human services · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug abuse · Public health · Self-sufficiency · Substance abuse · Veterans

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.