How can you use the power of service to make a greater impact?
Build your human capital—people power—with an AmeriCorps program that expands the reach and impact of your organization.
AmeriCorps Texas provides funding to support the development and operations of programs that engage individuals in direct service to address critical needs across Texas. OneStar awards AmeriCorps Texas grants to nonprofits, government agencies, and community & faith-based organizations placing AmeriCorps members solely within Texas. Applicants must be 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 third year. The 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. We release an annual Notice of Funding Opportunity in September for programs starting the following September. Depending on availability of funding, OneStar may also release a Notice of Funding Opportunity for AmeriCorps Texas Planning Grants, which supports the design and development of new AmeriCorps Texas programs. Our staff provides AmeriCorps Texas applicants and grant recipients with advanced training & technical support to navigate the rigorous grantmaking and administration process.
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.
Coordinate with us to maximize your impact in Texas through your multi-state AmeriCorps program.
Organizations that are applying as multi-state applicants for AmeriCorps State and National Funding, must consult with state service commissions in states where members are placed, as directed in the National Community Service Act. This consultation is designed to ensure the most effective use of national service resources and enhance coordination between AmeriCorps programs.
After grant applications have been submitted, OneStar provides input to AmeriCorps on all National Direct applicants proposing to operate in Texas. OneStar is always excited to learn of organizations proposing to place AmeriCorps members in Texas!
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.