Planning and Program Development Grants

Innovation grants support innovative demonstration service programs that build the ethic of service among Americans of all ages and backgrounds.

These include the AmeriCorps Education Award Program, AmeriCorps Promise Fellows, Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service grants, and Disability Outreach
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Examples of Funded Projects

In one innovative Education Award program, Frostburg State University in Maryland has a freshman dormatory hall where all residents participate on a part-time basis as AmeriCorps Education Award Program members, with the education award going to support their enrollment at Frostburg.

These AmeriCorps HallSTAR members tutor in area schools, support community service agencies, and enroll in courses reinforcing the service-learning experience.

More than 500 AmeriCorps Promise Fellows are spearheading community efforts to provide young people with the five fundamental resources identified at the Presidents' Summit for America's Future: caring adults in their lives as parents, mentors, tutors, and coaches; safe places with structured activities in which to learn and grow; a healthy start; an effective education that equips them with marketable skills; and an opportunity to give back to communities through service.

In California, 22 Fellow