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New York awarded $14.4 million in AmeriCorps funding

Staff Writer | July 25, 2016
New York State has been awarded $14.4 million in AmeriCorps funding for 14 organizations that promote children’s health and education, disaster preparedness and other key initiatives.
Empire State   14 organizations that care about children
The funding, provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service, will support the recruitment of new AmeriCorps Members. $8.1 million in competitive grant funds have already been awarded, with an additional $6.3 million in New York State AmeriCorps grants to be announced later this year.

“New Yorkers help New Yorkers when they need it the most – a tradition that is exemplified by the great AmeriCorps volunteers in every corner of this state,” Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said.

“This funding will support the vital work of these organizations to improve lives and help build a stronger New York for all.”

Each receiving organization has crafted a program to address specific needs in its community. Awarded through a national competitive Request for Proposal process, the funding will enable 14 nonprofit organizations to recruit new AmeriCorps members.

New York State received its best results in the last five years, with 90 percent of grant submissions funded. The New York State Commission on National and Community Service - New Yorkers Volunteer will administer the funding.

The New York State Commission on National & Community Service - New Yorkers Volunteer seeks to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering in New York State.

It was established in 1994 by an Executive Order of the Governor, and administers programs funded by the National Community Service Trust Act of 1993, including AmeriCorps State and AmeriCorps Education Awards programs.