Public Health AmeriCorps

Public Health AmeriCorps

The Commission is pleased that AmeriCorps and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are partnering to provide $400 million in funding for a Public Health AmeriCorps! The program will fund up to 5,000 AmeriCorps member positions over the next five years to help enhance public health resources across the country. The Public Health AmeriCorps program has two main goals:

1. Address the public health needs of local communities.

2. Create pathways to quality public health-related careers.

Please note, the FY2022 application for organizations interested in Public Health AmeriCorps funding closed on Monday, November 8, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. ET. For information about the closed FY2022 AmeriCorps State and National Public Health AmeriCorps funding opportunity, please click here

Partnering with the Commission

Working with a strong network of partners, the Commission has developed an AmeriCorps New York Public Health Corps program which is currently in a pilot phase; however, the Commission is always interested in adding more resources and partners to its network.

Organizations which are awarded Public Health AmeriCorps funding that operate solely within New York State are expected to be included in the Commission's portfolio of AmeriCorps programs. Benefits of partnering with the Commission include the following:

- A dedicated New York State AmeriCorps program administrator assigned to your program 

- On-going training and technical assistance

- Access to the Public Health Essentials training curriculum developed by Cornell University 

- Invitations to Commission-sponsored trainings and events, such as the annual AmeriCorps Service Summit

- Access to the Commission's partner network, including SUNY, Cornell University, the New York State Department of Health, and others

*Please note that organizations awarded a Public Health AmeriCorps grant that are included in the Commission's AmeriCorps portfolio will be asked to sign an AmeriCorps contract with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Prior to finalizing the AmeriCorps contract, those organizations will be asked to submit qualifying documents and to meet other New York State contracting requirements.

Serve with Public Health AmeriCorps

Information about enrolling as a Public Health AmeriCorps member will be provided after grants are awarded. New Public Health AmeriCorps member positions are expected to be available starting in the Summer of 2022.

For information about serving with an AmeriCorps program currently operating in New York, please click here

AmeriCorps New York Public Health Corps

Over the past year, the Commission has worked with the New York State Department of Health, Cornell University, the State University of New York (SUNY), and AmeriCorps partner organizations CHCANYS (Community Health Care Association of New York State) and the Rural Health Network of South Central New York to develop a pilot health corps that operates throughout New York State. For more information about this initiative, including links to apply for membership, please visit AmeriCorps New York Public Health Corps.

New York State Public Health Corps

The New York State Department of Health is working with community partners to recruit and deploy up to 1,000 fellows to participate in the New York State Public Health Corps Fellowship Program. The goal of the New York State Public Health Corps (NYSPHC) is to build public health capacity to support COVID-19 vaccination operations and to increase preparedness for future public health emergencies. 

Individuals with training in public health, medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacology/pharmacy, allied health, social services, communications and information technology, logistics planning, education, and emergency health programs are encouraged to apply here.

Public Health Programming Fact Sheet

A printable summary of the various public health service initiatives currently operating or launching soon in New York State. 

Contact Information



Phone: 518-473-8882

Email: [email protected]

Mailing Address:

New York State Commission on National & Community Service
52 Washington Street
North Building - Suite 235
Rensselaer, NY 12144