2017 AmeriCorps State and National Grants

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 generally 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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Corporation for National and Community Service

Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service

Office: None

Estimated Funding: Not Available

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Funding Opportunity Webpage

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible Applicants The following Non-Federal entities (as defined in 2 C.F.R.

§200.69) who have DUNS numbers and are registered in System for Award Management (SAM) are eligible to apply: • Indian Tribes (2 C.F.R.

§200.54) • Institutions of higher education (2 C.


§200.54) • Local governments (2 C.F.R.

§200.64) • Nonprofit organizations (2 C.F.R.

§200.70) • States (2 C.F.R.

§200.90) Previously receiving funds from CNCS or another federal agency is not a prerequisite to apply to this Notice.

CNCS encourages organizations that have not received prior funding from CNCS to apply.

The general practice is to award at least 20 member positions (slots) but no more than 50 member positions (slots) to organizations receiving an AmeriCorps grant for the first time.

Continuation Applicants Organizations that have current AmeriCorps awards that do not end in FY17 must submit an application in order to be eligible to receive funding for the following year.

Full Opportunity Web Address:

AmeriCorps Program Office202-606-7508

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