AmeriCorps Funding

AmeriCorps State Grant Application Process

Are you an organization looking for grants that support AmeriCorps members in meeting critical needs in the community?

AmeriCorps State programs operate through Serve Virginia. Serve Virginia accepts applications from faith-based organizations, community organizations, higher education institutions, and public agencies. Grants assist these groups in recruiting, training and placing AmeriCorps members to meet critical community needs in Education, Economic Opportunity, Veterans and Military Families, Healthy Futures, the Environment, and Disaster Services.

Eligible applicants design AmeriCorps programs that engage members in meaningful direct service activities to meet critical community needs. Members may serve full or part-time positions for a specific number of weeks, months, or up to one year at a time. Sample activities include tutoring and mentoring youth, improving and protecting public green spaces, building homes, and promoting community health and wellness. AmeriCorps members also mobilize community volunteers and strengthen the capacity of the organizations they serve.

Serve Virginia accepts applications through an annual Request for Proposals for AmeriCorps State Formula and Competitive programs. Stay up-to-date on the latest information by signing up for email alerts. Sign up

Have more questions about AmeriCorps? Email us at AmeriCorpsInfo@dss.virginia.gov.


Technical Assistance

To learn more about completing an AmeriCorps program application for the 2024-2025 program year, register for any or all of our upcoming webinars. 

Click the webinar name(s) to the right to register. 

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Timeline for Program Year 2024-2025

Dates are subject to change, this timeline is provided for general information only. All current RFAs will be listed on eVA, and applications must meet requirements for the most current RFA.


Please contact us early if you are interested in learning more!

February 1, 2024
Optional Formula Pre-Application Teleconference (Registration will be available after the RFA is released)
February 12, 2024
Deadline for Formula Applications (Submission required in eGrants)
March 7, 2024
Formula Application Review Panel convenes and recommends Technical Enhancements & Clarifications with Successful Applications:
March 30-31, 2024
Deadline for Virginia AmeriCorps Formula Application Package to AmeriCorps
May 17, 2024
AmeriCorps Award Notifications and subgrantee training (Competitive and Formula):
July 2024
VDSS Initiates Subaward Process (Competitive and Formula):
August 2024
Subaward Performance Period Begins (Competitive and Formula):
September 1, 2024
Subaward Performance Period ends (Competitive and Formula):
August 31, 2025
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Join AmeriCorps Today!

Are you ready to make a lasting impact in your community while gaining valuable skills and experience? Explore AmeriCorps opportunities in Virginia, connect with like-minded individuals, and start your journey towards creating a better tomorrow. Click here to learn more and apply today!