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PennSERVE provides funding to organizations across Pennsylvania to utilize AmeriCorps as a tool to address local issues in key focus areas, including economic opportunity, education, disaster preparedness, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. Organizations with AmeriCorps funding develop multi-year AmeriCorps programs and recruit, place, and supervise AmeriCorps members to carry out specific and impactful service activities.

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2024 Grants

AmeriCorps State Program Grants

AmeriCorps Program Grants are available for the operation of AmeriCorps programs. Program grants enable organizations to recruit and support AmeriCorps members as they serve unmet community needs. Planning grants allow organizations to design and build an AmeriCorps program prior to enrolling members.

PennSERVE's 2024-2025 AmeriCorps Grant Competition will include two opportunities to apply. In both cases the grant period begins August 20, 2024.

Spring Funding – There are two opportunities to apply for spring funding. Applicants that were not funded through the fall competition may be considered for funding during this grant opportunity.

PennSERVE will hold a technical assistance session for new formula applicants on Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

A second technical assistance session for new planning grant applications will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Intents to Apply are due Thursday, February 1, 2024 by 5:00 p.m.

Applications are due Wednesday, March 6, 2024, by 5:00 p.m. Application documents include:

Multi-State AmeriCorps Programs

An organization applying to operate an AmeriCorps program in more than one state must apply to the federal AmeriCorps agency directly. Programs that intend to operate in and outside of Pennsylvania must complete the Multi-State AmeriCorps Consultation Form through America’s Service Commissions. The consultation form must be completed prior to the application deadline. Visit America's Service Commissions website to complete your consultation form.

PennSERVE strongly encourages organizations to meet with our staff to discuss program development and proposed Pennsylvania service activities. Please contact to arrange a meeting.

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