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The Collective for Health Equity and Well-Being

Cooperative Extension’s Collective for Health Equity and Well-Being is a community of Extension personnel and their partners united by their shared commitment to advancing health equity and well-being. Members work together to support the implementation of Cooperative Extension’s National Framework for Health Equity and Well-Being (2021) to ensure that all people can be as healthy as they can be.

Public Health AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity Announced


AmeriCorps recently announced a new round of funding for Public Health AmeriCorps!

Public Health AmeriCorps, launched in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a $400 million investment to engage new communities and individuals in public health, recruiting and building a new workforce ready to respond to the nation’s public health needs. Last year, over 80 organizations were awarded a total of more than $60 million. Funding is open to nonprofit, faith-based, tribal and community-based organizations; higher-education institutions; state, local and territorial government entities, including local public health departments. 

Is your organization seeking capacity to address a public health issue? Apply for a Public Health AmeriCorps grant! To learn more consider the opportunities listed below.

Webinar 10/6/22 at 1 PM ET: FY23 AmeriCorps State and National Public Health AmeriCorps NOFO.  This session will walk through the Public Health AmeriCorps NOFO components and programmatic requirements. Register here

Webinar 10/25/22 1 PM ET: FY23 AmeriCorps State and National NOFO.  Best Practices in Developing Performance Measures. This session will support organizations in developing their applications. Register here

Watch the Intro to AmeriCorps Webinar session recording, recommend for anyone new to AmeriCorps funding

Read about the first cohort of Public Health AmeriCorps grantees here

Apply for funding here!

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