Serve Illinois - Americorps Formula
CSFA Number: 482-00-0786
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Melissa Turley
Short Description
The program’s goals are getting things done, strengthening community, and encouraging responsibility. Members receive educational awards in return for service. The AmeriCorps network consists of a wide variety of diverse programs in every state of the nation.
Subject Area
Program Function
Community Development
Enabling Legislation
Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service Act (20 ILCS 2330), Serve America Act
Objectives and Goals
Grantees will place AmeriCorps volunteers into communities to address a specific need. The grantees will recruit, training, and supervise the AmeriCorps volunteers.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
AmeriCorps grants allow organizations to recruit volunteers that can work to alleviate a community problem for up to a year. After the completion of service, the AmeriCorps Member receives an education award. The community need may be defined by the applicant. Focus areas include education, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, disaster response, healthy futures and veterans and military families.

Funds may only be used to support AmeriCorps Member activities. The grant is available to 501C3 organizations and governmental entities.
Eligibility Requirements
Only the following can apply:
Academy for Urban School Leadership
Asian Human Services
Beyond Sports Foundation
Boys and Girls Club of Elgin, Inc
Cahokia School District
Chicago H.O.P.E.S.
Chicago State University
City of Springfield
Community Unit School District 60
East Aurora School District 131
Girl Scouts of Northern IL
Housing Forward
Illinois Public Health Association
Kankakee County State's Attorney's Office
Leave No Veteran Behind
Lessie Bates
Loyola University Medical Center
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
NU Settlement Association
Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago
Relay Graduate School of Education
Schuler Family Foundation
Severson Dells Educational Foundation
Springfield Urban League
The University of Chicago
Triton College
WIU - Peace Corps Fellows
YMCA Rock River Valley
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Applications will be avialble at A peer review is conducted after the submission deadline. Applicants receive award notice in June.
Assistance Consideration
Programs are required to meet a in-kind/cash match requirement that ranges from 24 to 50% depending on the year of the grant.
Post Assistance Requirements
Programs are required to provide monthly financial reports, two semi-annual progress reports, and take part in a monitoring visit at least once every three years. Records must be maintained per state of Illinois requirements. Audits may be conducted by the federal funder.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
All literature concerning the program is available at
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $5,022,829
FY 2018 : $4,527,769
FY 2019 : $10,000,000
FY 2020 : $5,834,241
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
DetailsNA$100000 - $400000009/24/2018 - 12/31/2018 : 5:00 pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
07380010HLESSIE BATES DAVIS NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE, INC08/08/201912/31/2020861,571
07380009HIllinois Public Health Association08/08/201912/31/2020300,036
07380044HCahokia Unit School District 18708/08/201912/31/2020268,746
07380013HNorthwestern University Settlement Association08/08/201912/31/2020243,208
07380048HMission of Our Lady of Mercy, Inc.08/08/201912/31/2020243,064