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PennSERVE Grant Opportunities

If you would like to be added to PennSERVE’s contact list to receive notice of grant opportunities, just submit our Contact Form and let us know!

PennSERVE provides funding to AmeriCorps programs across Pennsylvania that use national service 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. Each of these programs uses AmeriCorps funding to recruit, place, and supervise AmeriCorps members to carry out service.

To be considered for funding, programs must submit an application to PennSERVE. Organizations must identify the need in their community, how AmeriCorps members are uniquely qualified to meet that need through the program design, and what performance measures the program will meet through its services.

Each year, PennSERVE has two grant competitions, called Competitive and Formula. Competitive applicants are selected through a national grant competition. Applications that are submitted for Formula grants compete for funds only at the state level.


2020 AmeriCorps Grants

Please see the attached Request For Applications (RFA).

2020 Multi-State AmeriCorps Programs

An organization applying to operate an AmeriCorps program in more than one state must apply to CNCS 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 complete prior to the CNCS application deadline.

Please visit to complete your consultation form.

Technical Assistance

PennSERVE will host Technical Assistance sessions for organizations interested in submitting an application. Please see the RFA for details.

Peer Reviewers

PennSERVE is seeking individuals to review grant applications for the 2020 – 2021 AmeriCorps State Grant Competition. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the grant-making process, develop your own grant-writing skills, and contribute your knowledge and experience to PennSERVE’s efforts to select high-quality Pennsylvania-based programs for AmeriCorps funding. Learn more about grant review opportunities!