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Is An AmeriCorps Grant Right For Your Org
  Is An AmeriCorps Grant Right For Your Org
 

AmeriCorps State and National

This year, AmeriCorps will provide more than 7,200 individuals the opportunity to provide intensive, results-driven service to meet education, environmental, health, economic, and other pressing needs in communities across New York. Most AmeriCorps grant funding goes to the New York State Commission on National & Community Service, which in turn awards grants to nonprofit groups to respond to local needs. Most of the remainder of the grant funding is distributed by CNCS directly to multi-state and national organizations through a competitive grants process. Other individuals serve through AmeriCorps VISTA, whose members help bring individuals and communities out of poverty by serving full-time to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses, and increase housing opportunities, and AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps), a 10-month, full time residential program for men and women between the ages of 18 and 24. In exchange for their service, AmeriCorps members earn an education award that can be used to pay for college or to pay back qualified student loans. Since 1994, more than 68,000 New York residents have served more than 110 million hours and have qualified for Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards totaling more than $235,600,000.

 

*To serve you better, the Commission is updating our guidance documents. Check back for revised documents prior to September 2014.*

AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA members help bring individuals and communities out of poverty by serving full-time to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses, and increase housing opportunities, and AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps), a 10-month, full time residential program for men and women between the ages of 18 and 24. In exchange for their service, AmeriCorps members earn an education award that can be used to pay for college or to pay back qualified student loans. Since 1994, more than 68,000 New York residents have served more than 110 million hours and have qualified for Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards totaling more than $235,600,000.

To find out more about how to apply for an AmeriCorps VISTA grant or how to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA member, click here.

 

AmeriCorps NCCC

The AmeriCorps*National Civilian Community Corps is a full-time residential program for men and women aged 18-24 that strengthens communities while developing leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. To learn more, click here. The AmeriCorps*NCCC Eastern Region Campus based in Perry Point Maryland accepts applications from nonprofit and public agencies to host an AmeriCorps*NCCC team (typically 10-12 members) for 6-8 weeks to assist with high-impact, but short-term projects. To find out more about how to submit an AmeriCorps NCCC program application or how to serve as an AmeriCrops NCCC member, click here.

AmeriCorps & Senior Corps