AmeriCorps is a federally funded network of national service programs working to strengthen communities in each state and U.S. territories. The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) administers approximately $10.4 million in federal funds for AmeriCorps programming each year. Currently, GOYFF has allocated $6.2 million in Formula Grant Funding awarded through a formal application process called a Request for Grant Application (RFGA), approximately $2.7 million in National Competitive Grant Funding, and $1.5 million in Public Health AmeriCorps Grant Funding distributed by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
In Arizona, programs that receive AmeriCorps funding address critical community needs such as preventing opioid misuse, reducing the trauma of domestic violence, easing the strain of prisoner re-entry, increasing academic achievement, decreasing homelessness, sustaining national trails and parks, assisting seniors to stay independent, and providing mentoring to Arizona youth in the areas of literacy, continuing education, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Programs. Over 1,200 individuals become AmeriCorps members in the state of Arizona each year. Members receive a small living stipend and an education award for their term of service.
At the beginning of 2022, AmeriCorps and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partnered to establish Public Health AmeriCorps to support the recruitment, training, and development of the next generation of public health leaders to help tackle COVID-19 and respond to other pressing public health needs.
Public Health AmeriCorps has two main goals:
- Help meet the public health needs of local communities by providing needed capacity and support in state and local public health settings and advancing more equitable health outcomes for communities who are currently or historically underserved.
- Provide pathways to good, quality public health-related careers by providing exposure through onsite experience, training, and more, focusing on recruiting AmeriCorps members who reflect the communities in which they will serve.
If you have questions about this program or would like to be connected to grantees who are currently providing prevention and educational programming in your community, please email your name, contact information, location, and requested programming/training to Emily Litchfield, Director of AmeriCorps/Service and Volunteerism.
AmeriCorps Competitive & Formula Subgrantees
- American Conservation Experience
- Area Agency on Aging - Elder GAP
- Arizona Caregiver Coalition
- Arizona Conservation Corps
- Arizona State University - Experience Matters
- Arizona State University School of Social Work - Survivor Link
- Arizona Supreme Court
- Boys & Girls Club of the Valley
- Earn to Learn - Next Steps
- Education Forward Arizona - AdviseAZ
- Experience Matters
- Helen's Hope Chest
- Hushabye Nursery
- Hustle PHX
- Maggie's Place
- Maricopa Superior Court
- Northern Arizona University - Arizona Ready for College & Career
- Northern Arizona University - Environmental Learning Corps
- notMYkid, Inc
- Pima Prevention Partnership
- Prescott College - Economic Opportunity Corps
- Prescott College - Health Corps
- Teach for America
- The Be Kind People Project
- University of Arizona - Math STEMM
- University of Arizona Cooperative Extension - Wildcat Corps
Public Health AmeriCorps
- Arizona State University - Be Sustainability via Active Garden Education (SAGE)
- Northern Arizona University - Public Health Corps
- Prescott College - Health Corps