AmeriCorps Funding

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We are now accepting applications for planning 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. 


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. 

Grantmaking Timeline


Planning Grant Competition Dates

Planning grant applications are accepted year-round. We strive to work with applicants to minimize the time it takes to move from the planning stage to program implementation. 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
June 1 - 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
Mid August - Mid September 2022 Mid September 2022

Early December 2022


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Request for Applications (RFA), Instructions, and Additional Resources


Operational RFA and Resources

The deadline to submit a concept paper for the spring AmeriCorps operational grant competition has passed. The next round will begin in late summer. These resources remain available for reference purposes to better understand the application process, which remains similar from once cycle to another. 

PY22 RFA & Application Instructions_New and Re Compete

Mandatory Supplemental Information_FY2022

Performance Measures Instructions_FY2022

Webinar: RFA Orientation_Feb2022

   Webinar: Developing Your AmeriCorps Budget

   Webinar: AmeriCorps Program Management and Design




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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