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