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Corporation for National and Community Service: AmeriCorps State and National Public Health AmeriCorps

Deadline: November 8, 2021

The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering. The current funding opportunity includes a priority for efforts to help local communities respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may propose programming to aid communities in their efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

AmeriCorps grants are awarded to 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 from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.

Public Health AmeriCorps will include funding that will enable the recruitment, training, and development of a new generation of public health leaders who are ready to respond to the public health needs of the nation by providing public health service in communities. AmeriCorps members will serve primarily in state, local, Tribal, and territorial public health departments or in service to public health departments. It is strongly recommended that AmeriCorps members serve in at least teams of two. AmeriCorps has found that placing at least two members at a service site location provides economies of scale and aids in retention of members.

Public Health AmeriCorps goals include:

* Help meet public health needs of local communities by providing needed capacity and support in state and local public health settings and advancing more equitable health outcomes for communities who are currently or historically underserved.
* Provide pathways to good quality public health-related careers by providing exposure through onsite experience, training, and more, with a focus on recruiting AmeriCorps members who reflect the communities in which they will serve.

Amount: $400,000,000 will be available over five years. Award amounts will vary as determined by the scope of the projects. The Maximum Costs per Member Service Year (MSY) is $28,000 for the individual competitive State/Territory Program, Tribes, and for the multi-state competitive program. Award periods will be for three-years. There is no cost sharing or matching requirement.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations; states; local governments; institutions of higher education; and Indian tribes. Organizations must apply to operate in more than one state.

Note: Organizations that operate one state must apply through their Governor-appointed State Commission. The State Commission will be consulted during the grantmaking process. Each state and territory administers its own selection process and puts forward to CNCS the applicants it selects to compete for funding. State applicants must contact their State Commissions to learn about their state or territory processes and deadlines. The State Commission for New Mexico is the New Mexico Commission for Community Volunteerism: https://www.dws.state.nm.us/nmccv/Funding-Opportunities/Funding-Overview

Link: https://www.americorps.gov/funding-opportunity/fy-2022-americorps-state-national-public-health-americorps

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