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AmeriCorps Grants

AmeriCorps grants provide assistance to programs to recruit, train, and supervise AmeriCorps members meeting critical community needs in the areas of education, disaster services, health, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, and service to veterans and military families. Grant applicants design service activities for a team of members serving full- or part-time for one year or during the summer.

Eligible Grant Applicants
Public or private nonprofit organizations, including labor organizations; faith-based and other community organizations; institutions of higher education; government entities within states or territories (e.g., cities, counties); Indian Tribes; or a partnership or consortia consisting of the previously mentioned are eligible to apply. There is a minimum overall grantee match of 24 percent. Starting with the fourth year of funding, the overall match increases to 26 percent. The match increases to 50 percent by the tenth year of funding and any year following.

Participant Incentives
In addition to the experience they receive and the knowledge that they have made a difference, AmeriCorps volunteers may also be eligible to receive a living allowance, health insurance, child care, and an education award based upon the successful completion of a service term. Education awards can be used to repay school loans or tuition. Read more about education awards at segal-americorps-education-award

2022-23 Notice of Intent to Apply
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2022-23 AmeriCorps Legal Notice
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2022-23 AmeriCorps Formula Application Instructions
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Schedule of Federal Funds
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Financial Management Survey
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AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Its programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. Use the links at right to explore other Americorps programs.

AmeriCorps involves people of all ages and backgrounds in helping communities address critical needs in:
  • Education
  • Clean Energy and Environment
  • Healthy Futures
  • Veterans
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Disaster Services

Grant Application Information and Guidance
Organizations interested in applying/competing for an AmeriCorps State Formula Fund Grant, administered by Serve ND! Application is open to intrested organizations until March 17th. Contact Ryan Volk at rdvolk@nd.gov or 701-328-6048 for more information on how to apply for the AmeriCorps Grant.

Corporation for National and Community Service Grant Funding Information for 2018-19
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2021-22 AmeriCorps Projects in North Dakota.

Cooperstown Community Activities, Cooperstown, North Dakota The Cooperstown Community Activities Authority (CCAA) offers youth alternative programs focusing on health and education. 6 AmeriCorps members serve in 1 after school programs, 1 child care and 1 Community Gym . Additionally, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 40 additional volunteers. The goals of the program include guiding children to academic improvement through healthy behavior and effective study habits. Strengthening early childhood developmental areas such as social, emotional, physical, and cognitive and language development. For more information, contact Michelle Zaun at 701-789- 0921 or at rccooperathletics@gmail.com 

North Dakota Reading & Math Program— North Dakota www.ndseec.com/readingcorps North Dakota Reading Corps is an initiative to help every ND child become a successful reader by the end of third grade. Reading Corps combines the power of national service with the literacy science of how children learn to read. The program places AmeriCorps members as literacy tutors in Across North Dakota in school districts plus four early childhood programs to implement research-based early literacy efforts for struggling readers. Tutors work one-on-one with students who are below proficiency in reading. Reading Corps tutors serve 15 or 20 hours per week August through May. Tutors receive training on the literacy interventions used and receive coaching support on a monthly basis. A new program starting this year is the Math Corps. Math Corps is an evidence-based math tutoring program delivered by AmeriCorps Members that provides 90 minutes of weekly tutoring to 4th-8th grade students in pairs to improve foundational math skills required for algebra readiness. For more information contact Jolene Garty at jolene.garty@k12.nd.us or 701-446-3173

Souris Basin Planning Council (SBPC) - Minot, North Daktoa  20 AmeriCorps members who will serve in community organizations in North Dakota. The AmeriCorps members will be responsible for strengthening communities by increasing capacity of North Dakota's public and nonprofit organizations. For more information Contact Briselda Hernandez briselda@sourisbasin.org or 701-255-1982

Jamestown Parks and Recreation- Jamestown, North Dakota 8 AmeriCorps members who will deliver a nine week youth mentorship program in Jamestown, ND in the neighborhood parks of Meidinger, Nickeus, and Leapaldt as well as Two Rivers Activity Center. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for 80% of the participants demonstrating improved knowledge of healthy behaviors. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 8 volunteers, who will be engaged in youth development programming. This program will focus on the CNCS focus area(s) of Education and Healthy Futures. 
For more information Contact Amy Walters Amy@jamestownparksandrec.com or 701-952-TRAC (8722)

BENEFITS During and After Service 
Living Allowance

Receive a modest living allowance to cover basic expenses during your service term.

Money for College and Trade School
The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is offered to individuals who complete a term of service and can be used to pay for a range of educational expenses, like repaying qualified student loans or future tuition payments. You can earn up to two full Education Awards with multiple service terms.

Loan Deferment and Interest Forbearance
Individuals in approved AmeriCorps positions are eligible for forbearance for most federally-guaranteed student loans. In addition, interest payments that accrue during service may be eligible for repayment by AmeriCorps.

Professional Development
Jump-start your career and gain transferable skills employers value including leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving. Once you complete your service, leverage the Employers of National Service network, which connects you with hundreds of employers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors who are committed to hiring alumni.

Alumni Network
Join a network of like-minded leaders who are passionate about improving communities. AmeriCorps alumni receive access to special benefits and resources. For example, many colleges and universities match the Education Award and offer additional AmeriCorps scholarships.


The North Dakota State Commission on National and Community Service conducts an annual competition for AmeriCorps funding.
The following types of organizations and agencies are eligible to participate:
• State and local nonprofit organizations
• Community and faith-based organizations
• State, local, and higher education institutions
• State and local governments
• U.S. territories

AmeriCorps Workshops                      

Commerce in partnership with the State Commission on National and Community Service is hosting a series of workshops for the upcoming 2022-23 AmeriCorps program.

There is no fee for this workshop, but pre-registration is encouraged by contacting AmeriCorps Program Officer Ryan Volk at rdvolk@nd.gov or (701) 328-6048.

The workshop will focus on the requirements and application process to receive funding for AmeriCorps State to allow organizations to recruit, train, and supervise AmeriCorps Members.

Eligible applicants include national or local nonprofit, school, government agency, faith-based or community organizations.

Fargo Job Service office at 1350 32nd Street South, Fargo on Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST
Grand Forks Job Service office at 1501 28th Ave South, Grand Forks on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST.
Minot Job Service office at 3416 North Broadway, Minot on Dec. 2  from 1 to 4 p.m. CST
Williston Job Service office at 422 1st Ave, Williston on Dec. 7  from 1 to 4 p.m. CST
Dickinson Job Service office at 66 Osborn Dr., Dickinson on Dec. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. MST
Bismarck at the North Dakota Department of Commerce at 1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6, Bismarck on Dec. 9  from 1 to 4 p.m. CST
Virtual on Microsoft Teams on Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST. Email rdvolk@nd.gov to receive the Teams Link.
For more information on the National and Community Service AmeriCorps program you can contact Ryan Volk, Program Officer at 701-328-6048 or via e-mail at rdvolk@nd.gov.

Contact Information:

Ryan Volk


Accessibility Contact Information:   
Applicants can request a printed copy of the AmeriCorps State Formula Grant Application Package by emailing or calling either of the contacts listed above. A printed copy of other material such as documents and forms posted on the AmeriCorps page and related sub-pages is also available by emailing or calling either of the contacts listed above. The TTY number is 800-366-6888 and the Relay ND Voice number is 800-366-6889.  


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