AmeriCorps Funding

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.

*We are running a special competition for Teacher Pipeline AmeriCorps programs! This RFA is coordinating alternative educator preparation grants that will fund AmeriCorps member positions that participate in a two year program design. Funding decisions will be made by May 27 & June 13, 2022 with additional documents submitted after.


Upcoming RFA Period

Concept Paper Due Date

Full Application Due Date
*May 23 - May 25, 2022 May 25, 2022, 11:45PM MST June 14, 2022

*May 26 - June 9, 2022

June 9, 2022, 11:45PM MST June 27, 2022
Mid September - Early October 2022 Early October 2022

Late November 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 the fall. These resources remain available for reference purposes to better understand the application process, which remains similar from once cycle to another. 

The special Teacher Pipeline RFA is available below in blue.

PY22 RFA & Application Instructions_Teacher Pipeline

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.

Which grant opportunity are you considering at this time?