AmeriCorps is the federal agency connecting individuals and organizations through service and volunteering to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges.
AmeriCorps state programs are administered by 52 state service commissions across the United States and its territories. These governor-appointed bipartisan commissions are charged with establishing service priorities and awarding AmeriCorps grants to local organizations to help meet those critical needs. Housed in the Office of the Lt. Governor, the Louisiana state service commission Volunteer Louisiana oversees AmeriCorps state programs, promotes volunteerism statewide, and is charged in the state’s Emergency Operations Plan with coordinating spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers statewide in times of disaster.