Funding Opportunity: Public Health AmeriCorps Program

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pleased to announce the launch of the Public Health AmeriCorps program! Public Health AmeriCorps will recruit, train, and develop a new generation of public health leaders who will be ready to respond to the nation’s public health needs. Public Health AmeriCorps has been developed through a partnership between AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and national service, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program, which is supported from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, is anticipated to fund up to 5,000 AmeriCorps national service roles over the next five years.

The current funding announcement opens a grant competition for organizations interested in launching a Public Health AmeriCorps program—nonprofit, faith-based, and community-based organizations; higher-education institutions; state, local, and territorial government entities, such as cities or counties; and Indian tribes. AmeriCorps’ notice of federal funding availability is available on the AmeriCorps website. Potential applicant organizations are encouraged to fully review the information posted on funding opportunities web page. The deadline for applications is Monday, November 8. Please share the press release or social media posts to encourage organizations to apply.


Dr. José Montero and Dr. Patricia Simone


José T. Montero, MD, MHCDS

Director, Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Patricia M. Simone, MD

Director, Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD)

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


OT21-2103 Support Team

Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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