AmeriCorps State

Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.

AmeriCorps State supports a wide range of local service programs that engage thousands of Americans in intensive community service each year. We provide grants to a network of local and national organizations and agencies committed to using national service to address critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.

Full-time AmeriCorps State and National members are given a living allowance; health care; childcare if they qualify; and become eligible for the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program.

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Created in 2021, this infographic displays key statistics about state service commissions. Text includes: State Service Commissions. Local control for for solving community challenges through service. 52 governor-appointed state service commissions in the United States and territories administer more than 75% of AmeriCorps State/National funding ($455 million for local communities) and 100% of George HW Bush Volunteer Generation Funding ($6.4 million in federal funding). 80,000 AmeriCorps members serving local communities and receiving job training this year. 1,200,000 AmeriCorps alumni have received nearly $4 billion in Segal AmeriCorps Education Award scholarships for college tuition or student loans since 1994. *Figures are estimates based on available data. Learn more: