AmeriCorps Funds Now Available From Serve Illinois
Serve Illinois is now accepting applications for programs that wish to utilize and place AmeriCorps Members in 2018. AmeriCorps members serve their communities by improving education and health care, protecting public safety, safeguarding the environment, providing disaster relief, and promoting civic engagement.
AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations for the purpose of supporting AmeriCorps members and addressing community needs. AmeriCorps members receive student loan deferment and training. Full-time members are also eligible to receive a modest living allowance and health insurance. Members who successfully complete their service receive an educational award to help pay for college, graduate school, vocational training, or to pay off student loans. If the member is 55 or over, they may transfer the education award to a child, grandchild, or foster child.
Serve Illinois administers the AmeriCorps state programs in Illinois and is charged with enhancing and supporting community volunteerism. Serve Illinois is funded by the federal Corporation for National and Community Service and currently supports 39 AmeriCorps programs throughout the state.
Hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans are being helped by AmeriCorps Members every day. Now is your chance to have AmeriCorps work in your communities to get things done!