Each year the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service (ICVS) grants and administers
around $2 million of AmeriCorps State funding in Iowa through a competitive grant
process. Programs may be awarded funding at the national level (through competitive
funding) or state level (through formula funding). Organizations that wish to operate
an AmeriCorps State program solely within Iowa must follow the ICVS application
Occasionally, the Corporation for National and Community Service makes available special funding opportunities for AmeriCorps programs that meet certain criteria. In March 2013, a special competition will be held to select School Turnaround AmeriCorps programs. These programs will engage AmeriCorps members in direct service and capacity-building activities to increase educational achievement, high school graduation rates, and college readiness for students in our nation's lowest-performing elementary, middle, and high schools.
Interested Iowa applicants should apply using the following School Turnaround AmeriCorps application materials:
Each year the grants review process is becoming increasingly more competitive, but the ICVS encourages organizations to contact our staff to learn how to submit the best application.