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2020-2021 RARE AmeriCorps Community Applications are now open!
Community Applications are due by 5:00pm, April 17, 2020.

2020-2021 Community Application Process:

“RARE AmeriCorps Community” refers to the organization that sponsors a RARE AmeriCorps member. Eligible organizations include public agencies (including city, county, and regional governments); special districts (such as soil and water conservation districts, park and transportation districts); and not-for-profit organizations. Types of organizations include watershed councils, housing authorities, and economic development districts.

If your community is interested in sponsoring a RARE, please complete our Community Application Process.

Community Application Process

Please complete the following steps:

Step 1: View the 2020-2021 RARE Community Application Preview and collect your application materials. This word document is a preview of the information you will submit using the link provided in Step 2.

2020-2021 RARE Community Application Preview

Step 2: Submit your completed application using the Qualtrics link below. When you have gathered all your materials, follow the link below to input all your information. Important: you will NOT be able to save your application and return later. You must input and submit everything in one sitting, so please be sure to have all your materials assembled before you begin.

2020-2021 RARE AmeriCorps Community Application Submission Link

Additional supporting documents or letters of matching support fund can be emailed to

All materials must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, April 17, 2020.

RARE Staff will review community applications and, where appropriate, conduct site visits with communities in late April-early May. Invitations will be sent for full applications, which will be due by 5pm, June 26, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Phone 541-346-2879 or e-mail

RARE AmeriCorps Program community placements for year 2020-2021 are contingent on availability of program funding.