AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps supports a wide range of local service programs that engage Californians in intensive community service. We provide grants to public agencies and nonprofit organizations committed to using national service to address critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.

Grants provide assistance to programs to recruit, train, and supervise AmeriCorps members meeting critical community needs in the areas of education, disaster services, health, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, and service to veterans and military families. Grant applicants design service activities for a team of members serving full- or part-time for one year.

Multi-State Applicant Consultation

Prior to submission of a grant application to the Corporation for National and Community Service, an organization proposing to operate an AmeriCorps program in two or more states is expected to consult with the State Commission of the state in which it intends to operate. Multi-state organizations proposing to operate in California must submit an online National Direct Consultation Form to CaliforniaVolunteers.

Funding Opportunities

2016 AmeriCorps Planning Grant Request for Applications (RFA)

Published:

Does your organization have an evidence-based program that can benefit from leveraging additional human capital to scale and increase its impact?

Does your community have a pressing unmet need that can be addressed by engaging trained, dedicated citizens to deliver the needed services?

If you answered yes, then an AmeriCorps Planning Grant may just be the right resource for your organization.

Grant Description

What is a Planning Grant? An AmeriCorps Planning Grant provides funding to cover costs associated with the preparation for an operating grant. Planning Grants provide successful applicants with resources needed to develop program components and infrastucture required to support an operating AmeriCorps program.

Eligible Applicants: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and state and local government agencies are eligible to apply.

Grant Award Amount: The maximum grant amount that can be requested through this funding initiative is $75,000.

Project Period: The project period for this grant is approximately 12 months (August 15, 2016 to August 14, 2017). The project start date may not occur prior to a grantee’s contract execution date with CaliforniaVolunteers.



Technical Assistance Opportunities

CaliforniaVolunteers will host various Training & Technical Assistance opportunities to support applicants through this process.

Technical Assistance Webinars

Please use the following call-in information:
Phone: (866) 640-4044
Participant Code: 933450

Information Sessions
Friday, May 13, 2016
10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

Register Here

Thursday, May 19, 2016
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

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Q&A Call
Call in with questions using the information above.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

View Technical Assistance Documents


Past Funding Opportunities