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Benefits & Housing


The Texas and Louisiana Conservation Corps of American YouthWorks (TXCC and LaCC) does not provide housing for our members. Each member is responsible for coordinating housing before or during the start of their term of service. TXCC and LaCC do share resources to the best of our ability. View AmeriCorps Central Texas housing resources by clicking here.

For Austin members/residents: Residential customers on low or fixed incomes who participate in certain state, federal, or local assistance programs can benefit from the City of Austin’s Customer Assistance Program (CAP) utility discounts. Click here for more information.


Monthly Living Allowance

Crew Members: $2,400 per month (before taxes)

Crew Leaders: $2,720 per month (before taxes)


Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay for tuition at specific schools, repay qualifying student loans, or other educational expenses (click here for more information)

October 1, 2022-September 30, 2023

  • Full-Time (FT) 1700 hours: $6,895.00
  • Three-Quarters-Time (TQT) 1200 hours: $4,826.50
  • Half-Time (HT) 900 hours: $3,447.50
  • Reduced Half-Time (RHT) 675 hours: $2,626.27
  • Quarter-Time (QT) 450 hours: $1,824.07
  • Minimal-Time/Summer Associate (MT/SA) 300 hours: $1,459.26


Student Loan Forbearance

Forbearance Eligibility

Most federally guaranteed student loans are eligible for forbearance.  If your loan does not qualify for forbearance based on your AmeriCorps service, you may be eligible for another type of deferment or forbearance.  Contact your loan holder to determine eligibility and options.  The Trust can only pay accrued interest for qualified student loans.  If your loan is in default, it may not be eligible for forbearance.

You can apply for forbearance using your MyAmeriCorps account

Contact your loan holder if you do not hear from them within four weeks of submitting the forbearance request.

Click here for more info!


Health Insurance

For terms longer than 450 hours, if you are not covered by another plan, health insurance is provided at no cost to participants.


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP Benefits)

Impact of AmeriCorps Benefits SNAP Eligibility

The AmeriCorps State and National program was authorized by the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (NCSA), 42 U.S.C. § 12501 et seq. The NCSA states that allowances, earnings, and payments to participants in AmeriCorps programs “shall not be considered income for the purposes of determining eligibility for and the amount of income transfer and in-kind aid furnished under any Federal or federally-assisted program based on need, other than as provided in the Social Security Act.” 42 U.S.C. § 12637(d). Based on this language, the USDA issued an opinion in 2001 stating that AmeriCorps State and National benefits are excluded from income for food stamp purposes.

AmeriCorps members can apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits during their term of service if they qualify. SNAP Benefit application support and guidance is provided by staff accordingly. This is not a guaranteed benefit of participating in our programs. View more information about SNAP Benefits by clicking here.