Texas Covid Relief Fund

Helping Texas communities recover in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic takes all of us coming together to support our fellow neighbors.

AmeriCorps Texas

Build your human capital—people power—with an AmeriCorps program that expands the reach and impact of your organization in Texas.

AmeriCorps Texas provides funding to support the development and operations of programs that engage individuals in direct service to address critical needs across Texas. AmeriCorps Texas applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Nonprofit, government agency, or community & faith-based organization
  • Requesting AmeriCorps members that will serve solely in Texas
  • Able to support the equivalent of 10 full-time members in the first year of operation, with a plan to scale to the equivalent of 20 full-time members by the fourth year
    (Note: Grant amount awarded is based on the number of AmeriCorps members serving with your program.)

Prospective AmeriCorps Texas programs apply for funding through a highly competitive process and are required to raise match funds and meet rigorous standards. Our staff provides AmeriCorps Texas applicants and grant recipients with advanced training & technical support to navigate the rigorous grant making & administration journey.

Check out our current Notice of Funding Opportunity below for new applicants seeking funding to plan and launch an AmeriCorps Texas program in 2022.

AmeriCorps National Consultation

Coordinate with us to maximize your impact in Texas through your national AmeriCorps program.

Organizations that plan to place AmeriCorps members in Texas and either:

  • operate in multiple states and are applying for AmeriCorps National Direct funding, or
  • are applying for AmeriCorps State & National funding to launch a Public Health AmeriCorps program
    (Note: Applicants proposing to place Public Health AmeriCorps members solely in Texas should apply directly to AmeriCorps. If selected for funding, the organization will become OneStar’s subgrantee, pending approval of our risk assessment. Please e-mail OneStar for more information.)

are required to consult with OneStar, as directed in the National Community Service Act. Based on our consultation, we provide input to AmeriCorps on applicants proposing to operate in Texas. We are always excited to learn of organizations interested in placing AmeriCorps members in our state!

To initiate your consultation with OneStar, complete America Service Commission’s National Direct Consultation online form below.

OneStar AmeriCorps VISTA Project

Expand your organization’s capacity to fight poverty in your community.

OneStar AmeriCorps VISTA Project places skilled individuals with a diverse range of backgrounds at nonprofits and agencies throughout the state of Texas. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full-time for one year on transformative, capacity-building projects that mobilize local resources and act as a catalyst for meaningful change for your organization.

We accept applications from organizations to host AmeriCorps VISTA members year round on a rolling basis. Organizations contribute a host site fee of $8,700 per VISTA member. 

Additional AmeriCorps Funding & Resource Opportunities

Explore additional ways to partner with AmeriCorps

In addition to the funding and resource opportunities administered by OneStar, there are additional national service resources available to Texas communities through the Federal agency, AmeriCorps. OneStar believes that national service can accelerate the impact of any organization. If an AmeriCorps Texas grant or hosting an AmeriCorps VISTA through OneStar is not the right fit, check out these additional national service funding and resource opportunities.

For More Information on AmeriCorps Resources

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