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AmeriCorps State and National Public Health AmeriCorps Grants



Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2024




Awards funding to organizations to engage AmeriCorps members in service to build the public health capacity of local communities. AmeriCorps members serve primarily in state, local, tribal, and territorial public health departments to improve health outcomes for underserved communities and populations.

Offers training and professional development opportunities to members to foster interest in public health careers. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award that can be used to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.

Program 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 serve

Examples of public health focused activities and roles for AmeriCorps members include but are not limited to:

  • Community outreach
  • Health education
  • Mental health education and awareness, including emotional regulation skill building
  • Health and social services navigation
  • Crisis response for opioids, suicide, and mental health
  • Capacity building

Amount of Funding

Grants are awarded on a cost reimbursement basis. The period of performance is 1 year and may not begin before September 1, 2024.

If fiscal year (FY) 2024 continuation funding requests exceed total funding available, AmeriCorps anticipates that the maximum funds awarded for each FY 24 continuation grantee will be their FY 23 award amount offset by their respective unexpended funds.

Who Can Apply

Eligibility for this opportunity is limited to current Public Health AmeriCorps grantees that will be in program year 2 or 3 in FY 2024.

There are 2 types of applicants:

  • Single-State applicants apply through the governor-appointed state or territory service commissions. Each commission administers its own selection process and submits the applications it selects to compete for funding directly to AmeriCorps. Single-State applicants must contact their State Service Commission to learn about their state or territory processes and deadlines.
  • National Direct applicants apply directly to AmeriCorps and include:
    • Organizations proposing to operate their program in more than 1 state or territory
    • States or territories without commissions, including South Dakota, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
    • Federally recognized Indian tribes

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing • Training Providers

Application Process

Single-State applicants must submit applications to the appropriate State Service Commission. State Commission application deadlines may be significantly before the AmeriCorps deadline for this opportunity. Contact the appropriate State Service Commission for details.

National Direct applicants must submit applications electronically through the eGrants web-based management system.

Application instructions, requirements, and other information about the online application process are available on the program website.

The 2024 AmeriCorps Public Health AmeriCorps Mandatory Supplemental Information offers additional guidance on preparing and submitting applications for this funding opportunity.

Applicant frequently asked questions

2024 State and National Grant Competition technical assistance webinars:
(Registration required)


For questions and technical assistance regarding National Direct applications:
Live chat

For questions and technical assistance regarding Single-State applications:
Contact your State Service Commission

Topics This Program Addresses

Community Planning and Coalition Building • Health and Wellness • Health Education for Community and Patients • Healthcare Workforce • Mental Health • Opioids • Suicide and Suicide Prevention