Public Health AmeriCorps

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Organizations: Apply for the 2023 Public Health AmeriCorps Grant to host one or more members by 5pm ET January 4, 2023.

Individuals: Find a full- or part-time opportunity to serve your community with AmeriCorps’ search tool.

“The experience and networks AmeriCorps brings to this partnership provide a valuable opportunity to engage communities around the United States, including many people who may have never considered a deeply fulfilling career in public health,” said CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H. “This program is a critical component of CDC’s effort to develop a strong, diverse workforce to face the public health challenges of the future.”

Public Health AmeriCorps is a groundbreaking initiative made possible through partnership between CDC and AmeriCorps and is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program supports efforts to build a strong and diverse workforce that is ready to respond to the nation’s public health needs.

Our Shared Vision

As announced in September 2021, Public Health AmeriCorps provides a pathway to recruit, train, and develop the next generation of public health leaders. This program leverages the expertise of CDC and AmeriCorps, capitalizing on AmeriCorps’ experience managing some of the most prominent public service and workforce development programs in the nation while benefitting from CDC’s technical expertise as the country’s leading public health agency. This 5-year grant program provides

  • Grantee organizations with needed workforce support to meet the public health needs of local communities and advance more equitable health outcomes.
  • Members with pathways to public health careers through service to communities across the country.

Apply to Be a Grantee Organization

Watch the FY23 Public Health AmeriCorps NOFO Overview  webinar held on October 6, 2022, to learn more about grant requirements and the application process.

On Wednesday August 10, 2022, AmeriCorps announced the next round of funding for Public Health AmeriCorps. Organizations across the country interested in hosting one or more Public Health AmeriCorps members may apply for the 2023 Public Health AmeriCorps Grant. Eligible organizations include Indian Tribes; institutions of higher education; local governments; public health departments; nonprofit organizations; state service commissions; and states and U.S. Territories.

Find additional details and apply:

2023 Public Health AmeriCorps Funding Priorities
2023 Public Health AmeriCorps Notice of Funding Opportunity
eGrants: AmeriCorps’ Web-Based Application System

Applications are being accepted through 5pm ET January 4, 2023.* Questions from organizations about the grant competition can be directed to AmeriCorpsGrants@cns.gov. A complete list of the 2022 grant recipients and their program summaries is available on the Public Health AmeriCorps site.

*Organizations that propose to operate in only one state must apply through the Governor-appointed State or Territory Commissions. State Commissions have their own application processes and may have additional requirements. Single-state applicant deadlines to State Commissions may be significantly before the AmeriCorps State and National deadline. Review the application information for more details.

Apply to Be a Member

Check out Make Your Mark with Public Health AmeriCorps to learn more about becoming a member.

If you are looking for a full- or part-time opportunity to serve your community, visit Public Health AmeriCorps and use the interactive search tool to find an opportunity by location.

Benefits*
  • Hands-on experience
  • Training from experts
  • Living allowance
  • Education award
  • Student loan deferment / forbearance
Project Focus Areas
  • Health equity and social determinants of health​
  • COVID-19 recovery, testing, and vaccination support​
  • Access to services and reducing barriers to care​
  • Behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder)​
Activities
  • Health education and training ​
  • Community outreach and engagement​
  • System navigation, referrals, and linkage to care​
  • Research, data collection, analysis, and assessments

*Member benefits apply to all member cohorts across the five funding years. Project focus areas and member activities only apply to the 2022 cohort. Project focus areas and member activities may vary in future cohorts depending on the public health needs of grantee organizations.