AmeriCorps State Grants

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Each year Volunteer Iowa grants and administers around $8 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).


  • Volunteer Iowa posts its Requests for Applications for AmeriCorps State on this webpage.
  • The Iowa application materials are based on the AmeriCorps State and National notices of funding opportunity and application instructions, but organizations that wish to operate an AmeriCorps State program solely within Iowa must follow the Volunteer Iowa application process.

Contact Senior Policy & Development Officer Jamie Orozco Nagel at or 515-348-6233 with questions about the AmeriCorps State application process.

2023-2024 Iowa AmeriCorps State Funding Opportunity

The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service (Volunteer Iowa) is pleased to announce a Request for Applications for Iowa AmeriCorps State programs to operate in 2023-2024

AmeriCorps State grants may award two categories of resources to address community needs: member positions and  funds to support AmeriCorps members during their service terms (for operational grants) or to support planning activities to prepare for starting a new AmeriCorps program (planning grants).

Due dates for the application process depend on the type of applicant and funding requested:


Competitive & Public Health Key Dates

Formula Key Dates

Pre-Applications due to Volunteer Iowa

Current grantees: September 27, 2022

2022 Public Health applicants: October 4, 2022

Current grantees: September 27, 2022

New applicants: January 10, 2023

Final Applications & Supporting Documents due to Volunteer Iowa

Competitive & Public Health applicants: November 8, 2022

Current grantees: February 28, 2023

New applicants: March 14, 2023


2023-2024 Application Materials


2022-2023 Iowa AmeriCorps State Formula Planning Grants Available

  • Volunteer Iowa is pleased to announce its funding opportunity for 2022-2023 Iowa AmeriCorps State Planning Grants. 
  • Planning grants support organizations with funds to allow them to work on plans for the design and implementation of new AmeriCorps State programs.
  • Planning Grant Pre-Application Deadline: August 16, 2022
  • Planning Grant Final Application Deadline: September 13, 2022
  • Planning Grant Start Date: November 1, 2022

Planning Grant Application Materials:

National Direct Consultation 

Volunteer Iowa participates in the AmeriCorps National Direct Consultation process coordinated by America’s Service Commissions (ASC).  Any AmeriCorps National Direct program proposing to operate in Iowa is asked to complete the form found on ASC’s consultation page.



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