An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award that they can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply for qualified student loans.
Volunteer Louisiana’s 2022-2025 State Service Plan defines the agency’s goals and objectives. Goal 1 Objective 1 is to “Increase geographic, focus area, and organizational diversity in the AmeriCorps portfolio.” Strategies include:
Volunteer Louisiana will prioritize State Formula funding for 1) community-based, grass-roots organizations, and 2) organizations that serve rural and other communities national service is underrepresented. To receive priority consideration, applicants must show that the priority area is a significant part of the program focus. However, the inclusion of priority areas in an application does not guarantee funding.