Table of Contents

2024 Public Health AmeriCorps Funding Priorities
Application Deadline
Funding Announcement, Mandatory Supplemental Information, Application Instructions
Manage Your Grant
Frequently Asked Questions 
Performance Measure Instructions
Resolution
Technical Assistance Information
Technical Assistance Webinars

2024 Public Health AmeriCorps Funding Priorities

Public Health AmeriCorps (PHA) is an interagency partnership between AmeriCorps and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aimed at supporting the recruitment, training and development of the next generation of public health leaders who are ready to respond to the public health needs of the nation.

The FY 24 AmeriCorps State and National Public Health AmeriCorps Notice of Funding Opportunity is a continuations-only funding opportunity for current PHA grantees. Organizations that have current Public Health AmeriCorps awards that will be in program Year 2 or 3 in FY 2024 are considered eligible for continuation funding. All other applicants should explore other AmeriCorps funding opportunities such as AmeriCorps State and National.

Public Health AmeriCorps has two main goals:

  • 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 will serve.

AmeriCorps members will serve primarily in state, local, Tribal, and territorial public health departments or in service to public health departments. It is strongly recommended that AmeriCorps members serve in at least teams of two. AmeriCorps has found that placing at least two members at a service site location provides economies of scale and aids in retention of members.

AmeriCorps will invest in existing and new partnerships with non-profit, faith-based, and Tribal organizations, and State Service Commissions, to get things done for America. The agency will prioritize investment in the most critical issues of our time — public health, climate and the environment, and education and economic opportunity — within AmeriCorps’ Focus Areas and will increase its efforts to ensure AmeriCorps members, AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers, and community-based volunteers reflect the communities where they serve. We will target our investments toward communities where the need is greatest, particularly those with populations that face racial inequality and poverty. These steps will enable more Americans than ever to strengthen the communities that need it most across the nation through their service.

Application Deadline

The deadline for continuation applications to the 2024 Public Health AmeriCorps Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is Thursday, January 4, 2024, by 5:00 p.m. ET. Please contact AmeriCorpsGrants@cns.gov for additional guidance. Public Health AmeriCorps expects that continuation applicants will be notified by July 2024.

State Commission Contacts and Deadlines

Single-state continuation applicant deadlines to State Commissions may be significantly before the Public Health AmeriCorps deadline, thus prospective state continuation applicants should contact the State Commission in the state or territory where they intend to apply as early as possible.

Please visit https://www.americorps.gov/contact/state-service-commissions for State Commission contacts and more information.

Information, and Application Instructions

2024 AmeriCorps State and National Public Health AmeriCorps Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF)

(Updated as of 9/26. All modifications are highlighted in yellow.)

2024 AmeriCorps Public Health Mandatory Supplemental Information (PDF)

2024 Public Health AmeriCorps Continuation Requests Application Instructions (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) (New FAQs added as of 12/16)

2024 Public Health AmeriCorps Performance Measure Instructions (PDF)

Manage Your Grant

Resources you need to effectively manage your grant, including eGrants instructions, terms and conditions, pre-award requirements, financial reporting requirements, and training and technical assistance materials are found on Manage Your Grant.

  • AmeriCorps Due Diligence Review Process and Compliance – Applicants will find information to help them understand the pre-award due diligence checks in this training. This content will help applicants obtain due diligence compliance and remain compliant throughout the grant life.
  • Terms and Conditions – Current versions of the AmeriCorps General and Program-Specific Terms and Conditions for each of its programs is available.
  • eGrants Indirect Cost Rate (IDCR) Instructions – Instructions for how to enter the organization’s indirect cost rate are located on this page. Applicants should not submit documentation addressing indirect cost rate agreement via email.

Resolution

AmeriCorps may ask a continuation applicant for information after notification of funding opportunity results to resolve any issues prior to award. It is important to be responsive.

Technical Assistance Information

If you are having technical difficulties with creating an account, preparing, or submitting the continuation application in eGrants, please contact the AmeriCorps Hotline at 800-942-2677 or via Questions. For all other continuation application questions, please contact americorpsgrants@cns.gov

Español (Spanish Language)
Asistencia técnica en español, favor de contactar a Cristian Martinez Medina, cmartinez-medina@cns.gov For technical assistance in Spanish, please contact Cristian Martinez-Medina, cmartinez-medina@cns.gov

Regional Contacts

Please direct your Public Health AmeriCorps questions to your currently assigned Portfolio Manager.

Technical Assistance Webinars

AmeriCorps is hosting technical assistance webinars for continuation applicants to answer questions about the funding opportunity. AmeriCorps strongly encourages all continuation applicants to participate in these sessions. The Technical Assistance Webinars section will be updated with links to recordings.

Information Sessions

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Further information

Program Type
AmeriCorps State and National
CFDA number
94.006
Contact Email
AmeriCorpsGrants@cns.gov