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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About National Service

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AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety and other areas of human need. In Oregon, more than 4,500 people of all ages and backgrounds meet local needs through AmeriCorps State and National, Senior Corps, NCCC and VISTA programs. Members are serving communities across the state through local nonprofits, schools, religious organizations and other groups. They are mentoring and tutoring children, coordinating volunteer programs, providing risk prevention presentations, removing non-native species, performing trail and stream bank restorations, providing music education, improving student retention and graduation rates, and more. In exchange for a year of service, AmeriCorps members earn an education award that can be used to pay for college or to pay back qualified student loans. Some Senior Corps programs provide monthly stipends, as well as other benefits. 

There are several branches of Corps programs and opportunities. Each program is administered by a different entity. OregonServes, the State Commission, administers state AmeriCorps programs. ​

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  • AmeriCorps State & National engages men and women in intensive service at thousands of locations across the country through nonprofits, schools, public agencies, tribes, and community and faith-based groups. Oregon Volunteers administers funding for the State AmeriCorps programs. Multi-state programs, known as National Directs, receive their funding directly from AmeriCorps
  • AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) taps the skills, talents, and passion of Americans of all ages to support community efforts to overcome poverty. VISTA members focus their efforts on increasing the capacity of community-serving organizations. VISTA programs are administered by Regional AmeriCorps offices. 
  • AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a full-time, team-based residential program for 18-24 year-olds. Members develop leadership skills by serving in public safety, environment, and disaster projects. FEMA Corps, a unit of NCCC, focuses solely on disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. NCCC is administered regionally by the AmeriCorps West Regional Office. 
  • Senior ​Corps relies on the skills, talents, and experience of Americans age 55 and over to meet a wide range of community challenges. Programs include Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions and RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program). Senior Corps programs are administered by Regional AmeriCorps offices. 

​2023 AmeriCorps Competitive Grant Application Process 

The application process is open for entities interested in securing 2023-24 AmeriCorps Competitive Grant Funds to operate an AmeriCorps State program or an AmeriCorps Public Health program in Oregon.

In addition to AmeriCorps priorities and focus areas, OregonServes' funding priorities include expanding AmeriCorps opportunities for small organizations and rural communities through intermediary programs, and funding for programs serving historically underserved and underrepresented communities. 

OregonServes' Request for Applications (RFA) is abridged from the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) AmeriCorps State and National Competitive Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and Public Health AmeriCorps Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity. This funding opportunity is for single state applicants. 

Applications will be due November 18th, 2022, 11:59pm PST.


National Direct Consultation

As part of t​​he Serve America Act, National Direct Consultation was established to help increase collaboration and coordination among national service programs, which in turn supports the efficient use of national service funds in each state.

Multi-state (also known as National Direct) applicants applying for competitive AmeriCorps funding are required to consult with the state service commission in the states they are applying to place members. 

As the Oregon state commission, Oregon Volunteers asks National Direct programs to​​​ utilize the ASC National Direct Consultation S​ingle Online Form to complete this requirement. 

This consultation process single form and the accompanying requested documents are due in advance of the FY23 AmeriCorps State and National application deadline established by the AmeriCorps Agency: 

-- Monday, November 14, 2022 - Planning Grant Applicants

-- Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - National Direct and Public Health AmeriCorps Applicants 

For general inquiries about National ​​Direct Consultation click here​. ​​​