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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Each year, Serve Kentucky grants and administers $10-15​ million of AmeriCorps State funding in Kentucky through a competitive grant process. Programs may be awarded funding at the national level (through competitive funding) or state level (through formula funding).

Serve Kentucky posts its Request for Applications (RFA) for AmeriCorps State on this webpage, typically in the fall and early spring. Kentucky's application materials are based on the federal agency's AmeriCorps State and National notices of funding opportunity and application instructions, but organizations that wish to operate an AmeriCorps program solely within Kentucky must follow the Serve Kentucky application process.

AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply towards qualified student loans. For more information, contact Alexis Matthews.

Current Grant Opportunities

2024-25 AmeriCorps State and National Grants

Please note that the AmeriCorps federal agency documents list the due date as January 4, 2024. This is the national due date for competitive applications and national direct programs. Kentucky formula applications must be submitted to Serve Kentucky by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on February 28, 2024. Please contact Alexis Matthews to be added to the grant distribution list.

Serve Kentucky Formula AmeriCorps Request for Applications (RFA) Timeline

  • Jan. 12: Serve Kentucky Formula RFA Guidance released
  • Feb. 22: Intent to Apply due to Serve Kentucky via an online survey
  • Feb. 28: Grant application templates, additional documents, and match waiver requests​ due to Serve Kentucky via email​
  • March 1-22: Internal and External Grant Review
  • March 27​: Grant review feedback provided to applicants
  • April 4: Revised grant applications due to Serve Kentucky via eGrants​
  • April 12: Notification of Serve Kentucky Commission's decision to submit applications to the AmeriCorps federal agency competition
  • April 22-​May 17: Kentucky formula applications submitted to the AmeriCorps federal agency​
  • Late July: Notification of awards

FY24 (2024-25) Kentucky AmeriCorps RFA Documents​

2024 Kentucky AmeriCorps Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Resources