Upcoming Enhancements to the AmeriCorps.gov Website


Jan. 6, 2020

Upcoming Enhancements to the AmeriCorps.gov Website

Dear Grantees,

Happy New Year and I hope this finds you well.

Last year, AmeriCorps released the first phase of our redesigned AmeriCorps.gov website, an initiative to make national service more accessible to people and organizations who may not be familiar with our programs. The new website (see image below) introduces a simplified menu that is oriented around our core audiences, including: the general public; those who are interested in serving or partnering with AmeriCorps; and the people and organizations who already serve or partner with AmeriCorps.

Next week, on January 13, we will go live with the next phase of the website redesign. New and updated content – which will be located in the About, Serve, Partner, and Newsroom sections of the site – will replace the content currently on NationalService.gov that is oriented to the general public and prospective members/volunteers and prospective grantees/sponsors. The simplified and reorganized content will make it easier for these audiences to explore AmeriCorps and learn about our programs.

AmeriCorps Website

What does this mean for you?

On Wed. Jan. 13, the NationalService.gov homepage will begin redirecting to AmeriCorps.gov, and most pages (URLs) on NationalService.gov will begin redirecting to the americorps.gov equivalent. 

What is not changing on January 13

The webpages on NationalService.gov with content oriented to current grantees/sponsors and current members/volunteers will not change on January 13. That content – which includes the Knowledge Network, Manage Funds, Learning and Best Practices, and Recruitment Resources Hub sections of our website, along with all of VISTACampus.gov – will transition to the new AmeriCorps.gov site later in the Spring. Until then, the existing NationalService.gov URLs for those sections will continue to function – i.e. bookmarks you have saved will continue to work – and, as well, you will be able to find your way to that content through the “Members & Volunteers” or “Grantees & Sponsors” menu buttons on AmeriCorps.gov.

Making AmeriCorps information and resources more accessible

We are excited about the enhancements coming to the AmeriCorps.gov website this month and later in the Spring. These changes are responsive to feedback we’ve received from many of you, including that information could be better tailored to those who are not familiar with AmeriCorps and national service, and that grantee resources could be better organized so that they are easy for you to find.

We appreciate your partnership and support in helping make information about AmeriCorps opportunities more accessible to all.

Warm regards,

Erin Dahlin
Acting Chief Programs Officer, AmeriCorps