AmeriCorps Seniors Update: Allowance Extension and Branded Items

Americorps Seniors

Office of the AmeriCorps Seniors Director
March 29, 2021

AmeriCorps Seniors Update: Allowance Extension and Branded Items

Dear Grantees, 

In advance of our next monthly newsletter, we have two updates to share regarding living allowance extension for select volunteers and promotional items available to increase awareness of the opportunities we provide and the good we do for communities across the nation.

Temporary Living Allowance Extension

We know many communities are continuing to implement return-to-service plans and not all volunteers are able to return to service immediately.

To ensure AmeriCorps Seniors grantees are able to work with their community partners, AmeriCorps Seniors has extended the allowance to provide stipends to AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in the Foster Grandparent Program and the Senior Companion Program who, through no fault of their own, remain unable to serve.

AmeriCorps Seniors grantees may continue to pay applicable volunteers an allowance through Sept. 30.

To receive this stipend flexibility extension all grantees must complete the
COVID-19 Service Activity Survey
by Mon., March 29, at 5 p.m. ET.


This survey identifies how volunteers engage in service after March 31. It is a reporting requirement to ensure we are able to accurately convey COVID-19's impact on AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers and how they are returning to service.

AmeriCorps will require grantees to update survey information in May, July, and September to continue to gain a better understanding of the number and types of service activities, traditional or alternative, that volunteers are completing.

AmeriCorps Seniors is committed to safe volunteer practices and the well-being of our volunteers. Please continue to leverage your Portfolio Manager for ongoing support.

Order AmeriCorps Seniors Promotional Items

Our first batch of new AmeriCorps Seniors branded items are available to order through our Online Ordering System. As a reminder, if you’re planning an engagement with local dignitaries, please consult Jan Newsome.

Items that can be ordered to keep:

  • AmeriCorps Seniors Cloth Banners (one per program)
  • AmeriCorps Seniors Table Drapes (one per program)
  • AmeriCorps Seniors Celluloid Buttons
  • AmeriCorps Seniors Stickers
  • AmeriCorps Seniors Lapel Pins (recommended for pinning speakers at local events)

Include your name, organization name and address, and program type (FGP/RSVP/SCP) in the ordering system’s justification box.

Items that can be loaned:

  • AmeriCorps Seniors exhibit (new Tri-X frame) 
  • AmeriCorps Senior tabletop exhibit

Include the start and end date of your event in the ordering system’s justification box. Items on loan must be returned within three days after your event.


In Service, 

Atalaya Sergi
AmeriCorps Seniors Director