Robb School Memorial Fund

Donate now to support the families and community affected by the tragedy at Robb Elementary School.  All donations will be held locally at First State Bank of Uvalde through the Robb School Memorial Fund. LEARN MORE >

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

New AmeriCorps Program Funding

Operating Grant recipients should be prepared to launch an AmeriCorps program with AmeriCorps members starting service in September 2023. All AmeriCorps members must serve solely within Texas. Grant amount awarded is based on the number of AmeriCorps members serving with your program. 

Public Health AmeriCorps Funding

Public Health AmeriCorps Grant recipients will have program designs focused on meeting the public health needs in their communities. New and continuation opportunities available. All AmeriCorps members must serve solely within Texas and be prepared to start September 2023. .

Current AmeriCorps Program Funding

Current AmeriCorps funding opportunities are available to current AmeriCorps Texas grantees in a continuation or recompete year.  Only AmeriCorps programs that have operated an AmeriCorps Texas program through OneStar in the last five years should apply under this current AmeriCorps funding opportunity.

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 operate in multiple states and are applying for AmeriCorps National Direct funding 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!

OneStar is a participating state with Americas Service Commission’s single National Direct consultation process. Complete the consultation form below if you will be operating in Texas and are applying for the following grant competitions

  • FY23 AmeriCorps National Direct Competitive Grant
  • FY23 Multi-State Public Health AmeriCorps Grant
  • FY23 AmeriCorps Planning Grant 

 Questions can be sent to americorps@onestarfoundation.org

 

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