AmeriCorps National Program Information

AmeriCorps National Direct Grantees

AmeriCorps National Direct grants are made directly by the Corporation for National and Community Service to public or private nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, government entities within states or territories and Indian Tribes.

AmeriCorps National Direct programs engage AmeriCorps members in more than one state in providing direct service to address unmet community needs. Programs design service activities for a team of members serving full- or part-time for up to one year. Sample activities include tutoring and mentoring youth, assisting veterans, building homes and restoring parks. Priority service areas identified include Education, Healthy Futures, Clean Energy / Environment, Veterans and Opportunity. Members also help to recruit community volunteers to expand the reach and effectiveness of the organization where they serve.

AmeriCorps National Consultation Process

The Corporation expects State Commissions and multi-state grantees to consult and coordinate activities at the local level, as specified in Section 131 of the National Community Service Act (NCSA). This consultation is designed to ensure the most effective use of national service resources and lead to enhanced coordination among AmeriCorps programs. After all National Direct applications have been submitted, the Corporation will solicit State Commission input on National Direct applicants proposing to operate in their state.

OneStar is always excited to learn of organizations proposing to place AmeriCorps members in Texas!

National Direct Consultation Form | 2020-2021

OneStar utilizes America's Service Commissions online National Direct Consultation single form to initiate and streamline consultation between multi-state applicants and state service commissions. Information on this process can be found here.

By completing the online form found here, multi-state applicants will initiate consultation for those participating states. Click here for a pdf of the form for your reference

Multi-state applicants should submit the online form no later than the FY20 AmeriCorps application deadline set by the Corporation for National and Community Service, January 9, 2020.  For more information regarding consultation requirements review the FY20 AmeriCorps NOFO on the CNCS website.


Contact Information

All questions related to AmeriCorps National Direct Consultation should be directed to the contact person named below.

Jaclyn Kolar
Manager, AmeriCorps*Texas 
OneStar Foundation
Phone: 512-287-2049
Email: jaclyn@onestarfoundation.org