A reasonable accommodation is any adjustment or modification in a service position that enables a qualified person with a disability to receive an equitable service opportunity and/or experience. Any program receiving federal funding has a legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations. To learn about disability inclusion and reasonable accommodations for members click below
A required element of the AmeriCorps member selection process all AmeriCorps programs must perform is to conduct criminal history checks on all members prior to the start of their service. To learn more about the checks required and ineligibility for service click below.
AmeriCorps members are not, typically, permitted to support their organizations with major fundraising efforts. They can, however, do some fundraising activities, as long as they do not spend more than 10% of their total hour commitment on such activities. To see the type of activities that are approved click below.
Nonduplication and Nondisplacement
Nonduplication - AmeriCorps funding can not be used to duplicate an activity that is already available in the locality of a program.
Nondisplacement- An employer may not displace an employee or position, including partial displacement such as reduction in hours, wages, or employment benefits, as a result of the use by such employer of an AmeriCorps member.