AmeriCorps Resources

Funding

Funding to address substance use disorders (SUDs) and related issues. List may include programs with a primary purpose other than addressing SUDs.

AmeriCorps State and National Competitive Grants

Provides competitive funding to organizations that engage AmeriCorps members to build capacity, expand services, and help communities address their needs through service and volunteer activities. Focuses on the following areas: COVID-19 recovery, racial inequality, child poverty, economic opportunity, Economic Mobility Corps, education, veterans and military families, rural intermediaries, faith-based organizations, and healthy futures. Healthy futures emphasizes service projects related to substance use and prescription drug misuse through education, prevention, and recovery efforts to address the opioid crisis. Supports evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions, practices, and program models.

Application Deadline: Jan 6, 2021
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps State Formula Grants

Awards formula funding through a governor-appointed state or territory service commission to organizations that engage AmeriCorps members to build capacity, expand services, and help communities address their needs through service and volunteer activities. Focuses service projects on six areas: economic opportunity, education, veterans and military families, rural intermediaries, faith-based organizations, and healthy futures. Includes service projects related to substance use and prescription drug misuse. Supports evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions, practices, and program models.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps VISTA for Individuals

Provides individuals with one-year service opportunities focused on helping local community organizations, nonprofits, and government agencies build capacity and sustainability and decrease poverty through community programs, activities, and services. Strengthens community responses to the opioid crisis by supporting evidence-based substance use and prescription drug misuse education, prevention, and recovery efforts.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps VISTA for Project Sponsors Inactive

Offers organizations the opportunity to engage and sponsor AmeriCorps VISTA service members to help develop or expand community anti-poverty projects. AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to one year of full-time, volunteer service, helping to build capacity and sustainability in programs to address poverty and other issues identified by the community. Requires sponsors to operate and direct the project, recruit and supervise AmeriCorps VISTA members, and complete the necessary administrative support activities to meet the project goals. VISTA's fiscal year (FY) 2021 Healthy Futures focus area gives priority to projects that address substance use in low-income communities impacted by the opioid crisis through opioid prevention and recovery programs. VISTA FY 2021 priority populations and regions includes a focus on rural communities and Indian country.

Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP Program Inactive

Provides funds to organizations to engage and manage individuals aged 55 and older for service projects implementing evidence-based programs and models to strengthen communities. Focuses on capacity building in six focus areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. Prioritizes funding for nine topics, including access to care for opioid abuse. Seeks to prevent or reduce prescription drug and opioid abuse through health education and increasing healthcare access. Offers seniors a variety of service activities and flexible work commitments, ranging from a few hours to a maximum of forty hours per week.

Application Deadline: Sep 3, 2020
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants Inactive

Engages AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the Healthy Futures priority to reduce and prevent substance abuse and suicide. Emphasizes activities to increase protective factors that build resiliency and connectedness in individuals and communities to enhance self-esteem and cultural identity, reduce stress, and develop coping and problem-solving skills.

Application Deadline: May 6, 2020
Sponsor: AmeriCorps