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AmeriCorps National provides grants directly to national public and nonprofit organizations that sponsor service programs, Indian tribes, and consortia formed across two or more states, including faith-based and community organizations, higher education institutions, and public agencies. Grants assist these groups in recruiting, training and placing AmeriCorps members to meet critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.
The purpose of AmeriCorps National is to engage AmeriCorps members in direct service and capacity-building to address unmet community needs. Local programs design 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, assisting crime victims, building homes, and restoring parks. AmeriCorps members also mobilize community volunteers and strengthen the capacity of the organizations where they serve.
The organizations that receive grants are responsible for recruiting, selecting, and supervising AmeriCorps members to serve in their programs.
Who May Apply for AmeriCorps National Grants?
AmeriCorps National accepts applications from:
- National nonprofit organizations that operate in two or more states
- Indian tribes
- Consortia formed across two or more states, consisting of institutions of higher education, or other nonprofits, including labor, faith-based and other community organizations
Learn more about applying for grants from AmeriCorps National.
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