Pennsylvania AmeriCorps State Grants

Posted by PennSERVE on October 23, 2018

PennSERVE Announces a Request for Applications for 2019-2020 Pennsylvania AmeriCorps State Grants

Across the country, AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups. AmeriCorps produces a triple bottom-line: for those who serve, those who are served, and for Pennsylvania’s communities.

Grants are available for the operation of AmeriCorps programs by community and faith-based organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions.

A complete description of the funding opportunity and application requirements is available in PennSERVE’s 2019 – 2020 Pennsylvania AmeriCorps State Competitive Grants: Request for Applications, available at

A Notice of Intent to Apply is required for this competition and is due by Thursday, October 25, at 5:00 pm. Applications are due Wednesday, November 28, by 5:00 pm.

Want to learn more?

PennSERVE will host webinars to provide interested organizations with an overview of AmeriCorps and the grant opportunity. Webinars will be held as follows:

October 12, 2018 10:00 am – 11:00 am
October 19, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
October 24, 2018 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Click here to register for a webinar.

PennSERVE will also host an in-person technical assistance session on November 2, 2018. This session is not required, but strongly encouraged, particularly for new or recompeting grantees. Registration information will be made available to organizations that submit a Notice of Intent to apply by the deadline.

AmeriCorps in Pennsylvania

This year, PennSERVE is supporting nearly 1,400 individuals in Pennsylvania as they meet community needs through service in AmeriCorps. With funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service that is administered by PennSERVE, AmeriCorps members dedicate themselves to intensive community service. The experience meets critical needs and provides on-the-job career training.

If you have questions about the webinar or funding opportunity, please contact

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