AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities.
An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position.
may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving.
Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.
Grant awards have two components:
operating funds and AmeriCorps member positions.
Grant award amounts vary – both in the level of operating funds and in the type and amount of AmeriCorps member positions.
Unless otherwise specified, the grant generally covers a three-year project period.
In approving a multi-year project period, CNCS generally makes an initial award for the first year of operation.
In most cases, the application is submitted with a one-year budget.
Continuation funding is not guaranteed.
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