Is AmeriCorps Right For My Organization?

Is your organization one of the following:

  • Not-for-profit or community-based organization including but not limited to secular and faith-based, operating solely in New York State (must be 501(c)(3))
  • Public agency
  • Local government
  • Educational institution
  • Labor organization
  • Indian Tribe

Does your organization focus on one of AmeriCorps’ 6 focus areas?

  • Disaster Services
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Education
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Healthy Futures
  • Veterans and Military Families

Is your organization interested in leading inspired and passionate AmeriCorps service members who wish to make a positive impact in others’ lives?



Well then, AmeriCorps may be right for you!


To learn about opportunities to apply for the New York State AmeriCorps grant, please visit the NYS Contract Reporter at and the NYS Grants Gateway at

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What is AmeriCorps???

AmeriCorps is often referred to as the domestic Peace Corps. AmeriCorps connects full- and part-time U.S. Citizens with national and local organizations committed to using national service to address critical community needs. AmeriCorps members receive a living stipend, and based on the completion of volunteer hours, they become eligible to receive an educational award to put towards their education expenses (including loans) -  and, in some cases, the educational expenses of their children or grandchildren.

Is AmeriCorps Right For My Organization?