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2024-2025 AmeriCorps Texas – Planning Grant

AmeriCorps is a national service program designed to improve lives and foster civic engagement utilizing AmeriCorps Members in full- or part-time terms of service. AmeriCorps members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, preparing for disasters, and more.

This Notice is for AmeriCorps Texas Planning Grants. A planning grant provides financial support to organizations that will be developing an AmeriCorps program that will place AmeriCorps members in service solely within Texas. Grant recipients are awarded up to $100,000 for an 11-month planning period to start October 1, 2024, and are expected to be better prepared to compete for an AmeriCorps program grant in the following grant cycle, 2025-2026. A planning grant will not be used to support AmeriCorps members.

Important Dates

Applications DueJuly 24, 2024
Grant applications with all required documents are due via email to americorps@onestarfoundation.org by 11:59 PM CT on the due date. Late applications in whole or in part will not be accepted. 
Application NotificationLate August 2024
Applicants will be notified of funding decisions no later than late August 2024. 
Start DateOctober 1, 2024
Planning grants will start October 1, 2024.

Application Instructions

Notice of Funding Opportunity and Instructions were updated on June 14, 2024 to include description of AmeriCorps focus areas. 

Application Documents

Informational Session

OneStar will host an informational webinar session covering introductory information related to the AmeriCorps Texas Planning Grant opportunity. Time will be allotted at the end of the session for participant questions. Attendance on the call is encouraged but not required to submit an application. The call will be recorded; the recording and PowerPoint presentation will be available for download after the call.

  • AmeriCorps Texas Planning Grant Overview: Friday, June 14 at 12 PM CT | REGISTER

Contact Information

For questions regarding AmeriCorps Texas planning grant applications, contact americorps@onestarfoundation.org

All emails will be returned within a reasonable amount of time. Applicants are encouraged to submit their questions well in advance of the deadline as OneStar is not obligated to respond to questions that are received 48 hours prior to the due date.