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Public Health AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joined forces to launch Public Health AmeriCorps and support the recruitment, training, and development of the next generation of public health leaders who will be ready to respond to the nation’s public health needs.

The first-year grants will allow Public Health AmeriCorps programs to recruit nearly 3,000 AmeriCorps members.

Public Health AmeriCorps has two goals: 

  1. Address public health needs of local communities by providing support in state and local public health settings and advancing more equitable health outcomes for underserved communities.

     

  2. Create pathways to good quality public health-related careers through onsite experience and training, with a focus on recruiting AmeriCorps members who reflect the communities in which they will serve.

     

ILLINOIS PUBLIC HEALTH AMERICORPS FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Public Health AmeriCorps will include a 400 million dollar investment, over five years, from the American Rescue Plan Act workforce funding that will enable the recruitment, training, and development of a new generation of public health leaders who are ready to respond to the public health needs of the nation by providing public health service in communities.   This opportunity in Illinois is open to applicants operating only in the State of Illinois.

 

Public Health AmeriCorps goals include:

  • Help meet the public health needs of local communities by providing needed capacity and support in state and local public health settings and advancing more equitable health outcomes for communities who are currently or historically underserved.
  • Provide pathways to good quality public health-related careers by providing exposure through onsite experience, training, and more, with a focus on recruiting AmeriCorps members who reflect the communities in which they will serve.

AmeriCorps’ priorities for this funding opportunity include:

  • Efforts to help local communities respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may propose programming to aid communities in their efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, including public health challenges that have been exacerbated by the pandemic, such as mental health and substance abuse.
  • Programs creating pathways to good-quality public health-related careers through onsite experience and training (including pre-apprenticeship or registered apprenticeship programs, work experience and job training programs, and other workforce training and development programs),
  • Organizations leading service in communities with concentrated poverty, rural communities, tribal communities, and those organizations serving historically underrepresented and underserved individuals, including but not limited to communities of color, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities, people who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, people with arrest and/or conviction records, and religious minorities.

 

Notice of Funding Release

The Public Health AmeriCorps (Illinois) — Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) 23-444-80-2970 is open and can be found on the IDHS Grant Information Page: IDHS: Public Health AmeriCorps (Illinois) Notice of Funding Opportunity (23-444-80-2970) (state.il.us)

Applications for this opportunity are due by 11:59 a.m. on December 13, 2022. Instructions for completing and submitting an application can be found in Section D of the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

Information regarding prequalification requirements for the Greater Illinois Training, Technical Assistance and Support (GI-TTAS)Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) can be accessed here:  IDHS: Grant Application Information and Instructions (state.il.us)

If you have questions about this NOFO and/or would like to attend a Technical Assistance Session (Bidder’s Conference), please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (or FAQ) webpage that can be accessed here: IDHS: 23-444-80-2970 Public Health AmeriCorps (Illinois) Appendices, Technical Assistance Session and Q and A (state.il.us)

 

Technical Assistance Webinars

FY23 AmeriCorps State and National Public Health AmeriCorps NOFO Webinar/Info Session:

Please visit the session recording if you were unable to join the AmeriCorps Agency for this session that took place on October 6, 2022 or would like a refresher on the content covered. 

Description:  AmeriCorps hosted a technical assistance webinar for Public Health AmeriCorps applicants to answer questions about the funding opportunity and eGrants (AmeriCorps web-based grant management system).

 

Illinois AmeriCorps Public Health AmeriCorps NOFO Webinar/Info Session

Please visit the session recording and slides if you were unable to join the AmeriCorps Agency for this session that took place on November 1, 2022 or would like a refresher on the content covered. 

Description:  The Serve Illinois Commission is hosting a technical assistance webinar for Illinois Public Health AmeriCorps applicants planning to operate only in the State of Illinois.  This webinar will focus on all aspects of the application process including requirements from the State of Illinois and The Serve Illinois Commission.  

 

For more information on this opportunity visit this website:  https://americorps.gov/funding-opportunity/fy-2022-americorps-state-national-public-health-americorps#Mandatory%20Supp or send an email to:  DHS.ILAMFY2023NOFO@illinois.gov

 

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