Happy Monday! We are excited to announce the opportunity to apply to host an AmeriCorps State and National program in 2024-2025. This funding opportunity is only for NEW applicants who have not had an AmeriCorps State and National grant with MSA in the past.
What is an AmeriCorps State and National Grant?
AmeriCorps is a federal program overseen by the AmeriCorps Agency. AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations to recruit, train, and manage AmeriCorps members who address unmet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, disaster preparedness, and other critical areas. Members may receive a living allowance during their term of service. Upon successful completion of their service, they also receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust. For more information on AmeriCorps, visit americorps.gov.
Applicants should understand that AmeriCorps programs in Massachusetts are expected to engage a minimum of 10 full-time members (10 Member Service Years, or MSYs) or the equivalent number of part-time members. Program applications requesting fewer than 10 MSYs will not be reviewed. AmeriCorps programs should be large enough to make a significant difference in communities; therefore, MSA strongly encourages applicants to request a minimum of 15-20 MSYs regardless of whether members serve individually or in teams.