Host site application detail

Now accepting Host Site applications through March 23, 2018!

Minnesota GreenCorps is now accepting applications from organizations interested in hosting an AmeriCorps member for the 2018-2019 program year. The MPCA plans to place up to 42 full-time members with host sites across the state. Members serve approximately 40 hours a week for 11 months from September 2018 through August 2019.

Forms and guidance

Microsoft Office document icon Host site application form (p-mgc2-02)

Applications are due electronically by 5:00 p.m., Central Time on Friday, March 23, 2018; E-mail to mngreencorps.pca@state.mn.us

PDF icon Host site application guide (p-mgc2-03)

Important information about applying to become a host site for the 2018-2019 Minnesota GreenCorps program year. Review this document and all appendices carefully before submitting an application.

Questions and answers

Please direct all questions to mngreencorps.pca@state.mn.us

Q2. My organization does not have any paid staff; are we eligible to be a host site?
A2. No. An organization must have at least 1 FTE to be eligible. Host sites are required to provide day-to-day professional supervision of the Minnesota GreenCorps member(s), equating to at least 3.2 hours per week (0.08 full time employee (FTE), per member). Host site applications will be reviewed using established criteria, which includes organizational capacity and commitment and the demonstrated ability for qualified and available supervision for member training and support.

Q1. Is my organization able to apply to host more than one member?
A1. Yes. Submit a separate application for each member position request. In order for an organization to be considered for more than one-member position, the request in each application must be for different member positions (i.e., air pollutant reduction, green infrastructure improvements, waste reduction, recycling, and organics management, community readiness and outreach). In an effort to allocate Minnesota GreenCorps member positions and resources to various communities, organizations will not generally receive more than two member positions per year, and will not be eligible for more than three consecutive years as a host site.

Preview of the upcoming program year

The MPCA plans to place up to 42 full-time members with host sites throughout Minnesota for the 2018-2019 program year. Members serve approximately 40 hours a week for 11 months beginning in mid- to late September 2018 through August 2019.

Eligible organizations include public entities (local, regional, state, tribal), school districts, not for profit institutions of higher education, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Organizations may apply for Minnesota GreenCorps members who will serve on projects in these areas:

  • Air pollutant reduction
  • Waste reduction, recycling, and organics management
  • Green infrastructure improvements
  • Community readiness and outreach

Operation of the 2018-2019 program year is contingent on receiving funds. Confirmation of funding may not be available prior to the application deadline.