AmeriCorps State

AmeriCorps State funding provided through CaliforniaVolunteers supports a wide range of local service programs that engage citizens as AmeriCorps members in meeting community and state challenges through service and volunteer action.

AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible non-profit and public organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. Grant applicants design service activities for a team of members serving full- or part-time for one year and are responsible for the recruitment, training, and supervision of AmeriCorps members. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.

Multi-State Applicants

Multi-state applicants or organizations that propose to operate AmeriCorps programs in more than one State or Territory must apply directly to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency overseeing AmeriCorps and other national service programs. Detailed guidance on CNCS’s grant application process for the 2017 Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity can be found here.

Prior to submission of a grant application to CNCS, multi-state applicants are required to consult with the State Commission of the state in which it intends to operate. Multi-state organizations proposing to operate in California consult with CaliforniaVolunteers by submitting an online National Direct Consultation Form to CaliforniaVolunteers.

Single-State Applicants

Single-state applicants proposing to operate an AmeriCorps program solely in California must apply through CaliforniaVolunteers. See below for current funding opportunities.

Funding Opportunities

  • 2017 AmeriCorps State Formula Grant

    CaliforniaVolunteers will soon be accepting applications for the 2017-18 AmeriCorps program year, including the Building Community Trust Grant Opportunity. Come back soon for more information.

Technical Assistance Opportunities

CaliforniaVolunteers will host various Training & Technical Assistance opportunities to support applicants through this process. The dates and times of these opportunities will be posted below. Check back often as we will be adding opportunities throughout this process.


In-Person Informational Sessions


Session A

Content: AmeriCorps Grant Resources Overview, Possible Designs Using AmeriCorps, Roles and Responsibilities of Applicant Organization, and AmeriCorps Program Design and Management.

Hayward

March 1 2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Hayward Unified School District
Multi-Purpose Room
24823 Soto Road, Hayward, CA 94544
510-723-3857 x 34182

Fresno

March 2 2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Fresno EOC Neighborhood Youth Center
1805 E. California Ave.
Fresno, CA 92706
559-264-1048

Los Angeles

March 8 2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM
American Red Cross - Los Angeles Region
11355 Ohio Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-445-9900

Session B

Content: Developing an AmeriCorps Program Logic Model, Developing High Quality Performance Measures, Developing a Cost Effective and Adequate Program Budget, and Understanding the AmeriCorps Grant Application Process.

Hayward

March 15 2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Hayward Unified School District
Room 14
24823 Soto Road, Hayward, CA 94544
510-723-3857 x 34182

Fresno

March 16 2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Fresno EOC Neighborhood Youth Center
1805 E. California Ave.
Fresno, CA 92706
559-264-1048

Los Angeles

March 22 2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM
American Red Cross - Los Angeles Region
11355 Ohio Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310-445-9900

Past Funding Opportunities

To view previous AmeriCorps Grant Requests for Applications, please visit our past funding opportunities page. If you would like to stay informed of future funding opportunities, please join our funding mailing list.


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