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Organizations identify their community need, then design and implement an AmeriCorps program that will leverage people power as a solution. They recruit, train, and manage individuals, called AmeriCorps members, to deliver those services. 

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Become a Program

If you want to become an AmeriCorps program, here's what you need to know:

Applying to become an AmeriCorps program requires a local or national nonprofit organizations, Institutions of higher education, local or state governmental entities and Native American Tribes as a legal applicant to fill out a grant application which would include a narrative section that describes the community problem and the proposed service activities, and a budget proposal that outlines how many AmeriCorps members the program is requesting and other program expenses. AmeriCorps programs are also required to secure a certain percentage of matching funds of the amount they are requesting from AmeriCorps, and they are required to request of a minimum of 10 AC members. The organization would also be responsible for hiring a full-time Program Director to manage the program operations and the grant requirements. 


For programs that are looking to engage just a few AmeriCorps members to help increase their organizational capacity, they can apply to become a host site with Red River Community Corps. Please contact Anthony Coby at for more information on becoming a host site with Red River Community Corps.


AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award that they can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.  

  • Design or replicate a successful intervention to address a community need that is evidence-informed

  • Develop and execute a successful recruitment and selection process

  • Supervise and train members throughout their service term

  • Track and report performance measures that capture program outputs and outcomes

  • Responsible for contributing match funding to support the project

  • See additional requirements in our funding opportunities and regulations

AmeriCorps Grantee Responsibilities

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Request for Funding

To apply to become an AmeriCorps program site, as a first step, please fill out the below "Intent to Apply Form" and submit it. We will contact you and discuss eligibility and the application process. Once you've been approved to apply, please begin the "Full AmeriCorps Application." Please do not begin the "Full AmeriCorps Application" until you've received communication from the AmeriCorps team. If you have general questions about funding, please contact us!

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