What is AmeriCorps?
Approximately 15 percent of our funding is provided through an AmeriCorps grant (Grant number #16ESHWA0010001). This grant funding helps support the living allowance, benefits, and AmeriCorps scholarships for 285 of our members. In addition, we receive 30 AmeriCorps scholarships through the Corps Network, a National Direct AmeriCorps program.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is the federal agency that houses AmeriCorps. Working with local partners, CNCS programs tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation. AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in service each year at 21,600 sites across the country. In addition to grant funding, AmeriCorps support has resulted in $138.6 million in AmeriCorps scholarships in Washington since 1994. See a list of AmeriCorps programs in Washington.