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AmeriCorps State and National provides grants to a broad network of public and nonprofit organizations that sponsor AmeriCorps service programs around the country, including hundreds of faith and community based organizations, Indian Tribes, institutions of higher education, and public agencies. AmeriCorps programs operating solely within a single state must apply to receive grant funding from the state’s Governor-appointed State Service Commission. AmeriCorps programs operating in two or more states or AmeriCorps programs sponsored by Indian Tribes apply to receive grant funding directly from the Corporation for National and Community Service. Grants provide assistance to programs to recruit, train and supervise AmeriCorps members meeting critical community needs in the areas of: education, disaster services, health, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity and service to veterans and military families.
The purpose of AmeriCorps State and National is to engage AmeriCorps members in direct service and capacity-building to address critical community needs. The grant applicant designs service activities for a team of members serving full- or part-time for one year or during the summer. Sample activities include tutoring and mentoring youth, providing job placement assistance to unemployed individuals, addressing childhood obesity through in-school and after-school physical activities, and weatherizing and retrofitting housing units for low-income households. AmeriCorps members also mobilize community volunteers and strengthen the capacity of the organizations where they serve.
The entities that receive grants are responsible for recruiting, selecting, and supervising AmeriCorps members to serve in their programs.
National service helps your organization implement those projects or ideas that require special funding or assistance. Through programs and grants, the Corporation for National and Community Service provides human capital—people power—to help you address emerging needs in your community. Each year, national and community service participants and grantees recruit hundreds of thousands of volunteers, who donate millions of hours of service to their communities.
AmeriCorps State and National