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AmeriCorps State and National Grant Competitions

Grants to Improve Lives, Strengthen Communities, and Foster
Civic Engagement through Service and Volunteering.

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Corporation for National and Community Service

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01/25/11 5:00 PM


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The mission of this grant is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.

This is a federal grant implemented at the state and local levels to mobilize a new generation of engaged citizens of all ages and backgrounds to serve with national and community non-profit organizations, faith-based groups, schools, and local agencies to meet needs in education, health, the environment, economic opportunity, veterans, disaster services, and other critical areas.

National service helps organizations implement 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.

National service programs address compelling community issues in education, public safety, health and human needs, the environment, and more. National service participants tutor children and adults, rehabilitate housing for low-income families, immunize children against preventable diseases, respond to natural disasters, mentor young people, help persons with disabilities and the elderly to maintain their independence, and manage after-school programs for social and academic enrichment, to name a few. State contact information:

Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America all have a track record of mobilizing community resources, helping to develop an ethic of service and leadership skills, and expanding and sustaining organizational capacity.

National service participants multiply the impact of thousands of organizations, from the nation's leading charities, such as Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, to small faith-based and other community organizations. The Corporation provides financial support, through grants, and human support, through volunteer efforts, to more than 2,000 nonprofits to engage AmeriCorps members in meeting community needs and strengthening the capacity and reach of the organizations where they serve. Over 1,000 schools and higher education institutions receive support for service-learning through Learn and Serve America. And over 12,000 community nonprofits engage senior volunteers supported by Senior Corps.

AmeriCorps State operates through State Service Commissions in each state. The State Service Commissions accept applications from:

State and local nonprofit organizations
Community and faith-based organizations
State, local, and higher education institutions
State and local governments
U.S. Territories

Benefits of Service
AmeriCorps members gain new skills and experiences—and find the tremendous satisfaction that comes from helping others. In addition, full-time members who complete their service earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $4,725 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans; members who serve part-time receive a partial Award. Some AmeriCorps members may also receive a modest living allowance during their term of service.

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GrantWatch ID#: 124198

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Term of Contract:

1 - 3 years


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Faith-based Organizations
  • Independent school districts
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Local Governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

If you operate a program within only one state, you must apply through your State Service Commission.
Programs operating in more than one state should apply directly to the Corporation for National and Community Service.
For an application and deadline information, please contact your State Service Commission.

Pre-Application Information:

AmeriCorps is made up of three main programs: AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, and AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps).

AmeriCorps State and National: AmeriCorps State and National supports a broad range of local service programs that engage thousands of Americans in intensive service to meet critical community needs.

Information about AmeriCorps National:
Information about AmeriCorps State:

AmeriCorps VISTA: AmeriCorps VISTA provides full-time members to community organizations and public agencies to create and expand programs that build capacity and ultimately bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty.
Information VISTA:

AmeriCorps NCCC: The AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is a full-time residential program for men and women, ages 18-24, that strengthens communities while developing leaders through direct, team-based national and community service.
Information about NCCC:

AmeriCorps - Helping to Rebuild Communities in the Gulf Coast
Information about Rebulding Gulf Coast Communities:

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

AmeriCorps State and National

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OMB Control Number: 3045-0047 CNCS-GRANTS-10262010

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming