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AmeriCorps State Benefits

Programs & Services

Living allowance: The contracted amount of money paid in equal amounts each pay period throughout the term of service. A member may not receive more than the total amount in their Member Service Agreements.

Education Award: Each AmeriCorps member is eligible to receive up to two full time education awards in their lifetime. This award is determined by term of service. It can be used towards past federal student loans or towards future education expenses through Title IV schools. The education award is awarded with 60 days of your successful completion of your education term.

Healthcare: Any member serving in full-time status (40 hours per week) is eligible for the Corps Network health insurance, which is provided through Cigna. 100% of the premiums are paid by Habitat for the members. More information can be found here.

Childcare assistance: Members serving in a full-time capacity (40 hours per week) may be eligible for childcare assistance. The eligibility is based on the household income and follows the state assistance program. More information and application can be found here.

Training and professional development: Habitat for Humanity provides training throughout the year. Members will also be providing training opportunities through the Midwest Habitat for Humanity Convention, the Nonprofit Summit and other conferences. Each member will be trained by their host sites to be successful in their service.

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