AmeriCorps Funding

We are now accepting applications for planning and operational grants! AmeriCorps grants help expand services or reach underserved communities through people power. Nonprofit organizations, state and local agencies, and federally recognized tribes may apply for AmeriCorps funding. 
Click here to register for the informational session on applying for an AmeriCorps grant on September 24 at 09:30 AM. 
We're here to help! If you have a question please submit it using the form below. 

AmeriCorps Grants Offered

Planning Grants

Planning grants provide funding to help organizations develop new AmeriCorps programs to address community challenges. Planning grants are cost reimbursement grants up to $60,000. 

Operational Grants

Operational grants provide funding for organizations who are ready to implement a full AmeriCorps program. 

Special Public Health Corps Grant

This is a special operational grant. The goals of this grant are to meet local public health needs through increasing capacity in public health agencies and increasing access to healthcare in underserved communities, and to provide a pathway to a public health career through AmeriCorps service. Members must be placed in pairs in public health agencies.

Grantmaking Timeline

Rolling Planning Grant Competition Dates

Planning grant applications are accepted year-round. Dates below are subject to change. Details of each review period can be found in the RFA.

For applications received:  Notification of Funding Decisions Planning Grant Activities Begin
September 7 - October 31, 2021 November 9, 2021 January 2022
November 7 - January 9 2022 January 19, 2022 March 2022
January 17 - March 13, 2022 March 22, 2022 May 2022

March 20 -

May 22, 2022 

June 6, 2022 August 2022
May 30 - September 5, 2022 September 14, 2022 November 2022


Operational Grant Competition Dates

Operational Grant competitions take place each year in the fall and spring. Dates below are subject to change. Details of each review period can be found in the RFA, once posted.


Open RFA Period

Concept Paper Due Date

Full Application Due Date
September 14 - October 4, 2021 October 4, 2021 November 8, 2021
Early February - Mid March Mid March 2022 Mid April 2022


Special Public Health Corps Operational Grant Competition Dates

This is a special grant competition for Public Health AmeriCorps. Details can be found in the RFA, posted below.

For questions, please contact Danny Fisher at


Open RFA Period Full Application Due Date Notice of Funding Decision
September 10 - November 8, 2021 November 8, 2021 Early March 2022




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Please submit your questions using the form below. To view previously asked questions, please reference the FAQ document under the resource section. This will be updated within one business day once a question is received.

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