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PennSERVE is pleased to announce a Request for Applications (RFA) for 2018-2019 Pennsylvania AmeriCorps Formula Grants.

AmeriCorps state grants support the efforts of organizations to recruit and deploy AmeriCorps members and the volunteers with whom they serve to address unmet needs.

AmeriCorps state grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities in the following focus areas:

  • Disaster Services
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Education
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Healthy Futures
  • Veterans and Military Families

The Request for Applications is available here.

Application Deadlines:

  • A Notice of Intent to Apply is required to be eligible for this competition and is due by Monday, April 9, 2018, at 5:00 pm.
  • Applications are due Thursday, April 26, at 5:00 pm.

Technical Assistance - 2018-2019 Pennsylvania AmeriCorps Formula Grants:
PennSERVE will provide virtual and in-person sessions. Information on the webinars is available here; information and required registration information for the in-person sessions is available here.

  • Introduction to AmeriCorps Funding webinars to provide interested organizations with an overview of AmeriCorps and the grant opportunity.
  • Optional Technical Assistance webinars to support application preparation
  • A Mandatory webinar for all new and recompeting applicants will be held on April 11.
  • A series of three information sessions will be held in northeast Pennsylvania in March.

Questions about this funding opportunity should be submitted to with the subject line 2018 AmeriCorps Formula Application Question <Applicant Name>.


Applicants are encouraged to review additional information and resources provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), including the Notice of Funding Opportunity, 2018 Performance Measure Instructions, and technical assistance documents by visiting CNCS’s AmeriCorps State and National Grants FY 2018.