AmeriCorps Living Allowance

WHAT IS A LIVING ALLOWANCE?
AmeriCorps Member earn a living allowance, rather than a salary or hourly wage, in return for their service. The amount an AmeriCorps member is paid does not fluctuate based upon the number of hours that the member serves in a particular pay period. AmeriCorps members will receive a living allowance during their term of service. The living allowance is provided for the cost of living while performing service. All Partners in Learning members are eligible to receive a living allowance after signing the contract and being placed at a site. The living allowance is determined by federal statute and is not based upon or subject to minimum wage laws. Living allowances are subject to all state and federal taxes.


AmeriCorps Partners in Learning Living Allowances

Contract Size Total amount (9/1/2019 - 8/30/2020) Total amount (9/1/2020 - 8/30/2021)
Full Time (1700 hours) $14,000 $16,150
Three Quarter Time (1200 Hours) $9,900 $11,400
Half Time (900 Hours) $7,450 $8,550
Reduced Half Time (675 Hours) $5,550 $6,410
Quarter Time (450 Hours) $3,700 $4,275
Minimum Time (300 Hours) $2,470 $2,850

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