Priority will be given to programs in the focus areas of housing, public health, climate action, workforce development, and environment and community sustainability.
Applicants must implement an evidence-based program model that addresses one of these community issues:
AmeriCorps members serve with a single organization and help in one of three ways:
AmeriCorps grants award two types of resources to address the local need: member positions (also called slots) and funds to support AmeriCorps members during their service terms. Grantees use the funding to support AmeriCorps members performing service. In other words, AmeriCorps grants partially cover the expense of operating an AmeriCorps program and do not cover general organizational expenses. Local cash and in-kind resources are required to cover the full implementation of the program.