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Eligibility & organizational readiness

Who's eligible to apply?

The following Non-Federal entities (as defined in 2 C.F.R. §200.69) who have an Employer Identification Number (EIN), a Dun and Bradstreet University Numbering System (DUNS), and are registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) are eligible to apply:

  • Federally Recognized Indian Tribes (2 C.F.R. §200.54)
  • Institutions of Higher Education (2 C. F.R. §200.55)
  • Local Governments (2 C.F.R. §200.64)
  • Nonprofit Organizations (2 C.F.R. §200.70)
  • States (2 C.F.R. §200.90)

Organizations that have been convicted of a federal crime are disqualified from receiving this assistance.

Ensure your organization is ready

If your organization is considering submitting an application to sponsor an AmeriCorps program, please review our Q&A regarding funding. Other useful information to help you decide if you should apply for an AmeriCorps grant is available on the CNCS website under Managing AmeriCorps Grants.

AmeriCorps funding comes to Washington through two separate funding streams: formula and competitive funds from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Well-managed organizations with strong organizational competencies tend to be most successful in administering complex grants like AmeriCorps. To help you determine whether your organization is poised to successfully administer an AmeriCorps grant, we recommend that you complete the AmeriCorps Readiness Assessment. Please note, a satisfactory score does not guarantee AmeriCorps funding through Serve WA or the CNCS.