Now accepting host site applications
Minnesota GreenCorps is now accepting applications from organizations interested in hosting an AmeriCorps member for the 2021-2022 program year. The MPCA plans to place up to 48 full-time members with host sites across the state. Members serve approximately 40 hours a week for 11 months from September 2021 through August 2022. Applications are due Tuesday, March 16, 2021.
Organizations eligible to host Minnesota GreenCorps members include public entities (local, regional, state, tribal), school districts, not-for-profit institutions of higher education, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. MN GreenCorps member projects must fit into one of four focus areas:
- Reducing air pollution
- Community readiness and outreach
- Green infrastructure improvements
- Waste reduction, recycling, and organics management
As a MN GreenCorps host site, your organization can harness a member's energy and enthusiasm to move your environmental projects forward. Host sites don't pay a fee to participate in the program but are expected to provide supervision, office space, internet and phone service, and any resources necessary for members to accomplish their projects. The MPCA manages the recruitment, application, and selection process for Minnesota GreenCorps members.
Application forms and guidance
- Host site application form (p-mgc2-02)
- Host site application guide (p-mgc2-03)
- Host site application Frequently Asked Questions (p-mgc2-24)
- Sample Minnesota GreenCorps workplan (p-mgc2-02a)
- Sample waste reduction, recycling and organics management workplan (p-mgc2-02b)
- Sample 2021-2022 Minnesota GreenCorps Host Site agreement (p-mgc2-09a)
Applications from eligible organizations interested in hosting Minnesota GreenCorps members are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.
Program impact evaluation
Members address critical environmental issues through projects such as retrofitting public buildings to save energy, improving public lands, educating community members, preventing waste, and recycling or composting. In addition, Minnesota GreenCorps members engage volunteers in hands-on projects to help communities build their capacity for environmental stewardship and resilience to climate change.
See how the Minnesota GreenCorps program is building organizational capacity and improving communities:
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