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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.

PennSERVE’s 2024-2025 AmeriCorps Grant Competition will include two opportunities to apply. In both cases the grant period begins July/August 2024, except for Public Health AmeriCorps, which will have a grant period beginning in September 2024.

Fall Funding – Program Operating Grants: Applicants compete at the national level. An agency that is not funded through the fall competition may be considered for funding in the spring grant competition.

Please note: In order to be eligible for the 2024-2025 Public Health AmeriCorps RFA, applicants must be a current Public Health AmeriCorps grantee.

PennSERVE will hold a technical assistance session for new competitive applicants on Thursday, September 14, 2023 from 2:00pm – 3:30pm.

Applications are due Wednesday, October 18, 2023 by 5:00 pm. 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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