NSA awards 14 AmeriCorps Planning Grants
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 19, 2010
|CONTACT: Ashley Etienne
Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service has awarded planning grants to 14 organizations seeking to establish AmeriCorps programs. The grants, which total more than $660,000, will assist the organizations as they design new AmeriCorps programs in the areas of health, economic opportunity, education, clean energy, and veterans’ issues.
The Corporation awards planning grants to innovative programs that expand service opportunities to individuals while building the organizations’ capacity to respond to community challenges. Organizations eligible for the one-year grants are new awardees and have not received a national AmeriCorps grant in the past. Each grant will total no more than $50,000.
“These grants will help organizations design hard-hitting programs that will expand the impact of AmeriCorps, and engage more diverse groups in service that supports their communities,” said Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
More than 85,000 AmeriCorps members are working in communities across the country – connecting Americans to jobs, preventing foreclosures, and keeping kids in school. Developing more AmeriCorps programs will aid the Corporation in reaching its goal of expanding AmeriCorps to 250,000 members by 2017, as called for by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, and grow the program’s impact in new communities.
Below is a list of some of the programs that will be funded by the planning grants. Click here for a complete list of grantees.
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.