Serve Alaska awarded AmeriCorps funding to organizations across Alaska

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - AmeriCorps has awarded $2,010,338 in grants to Serve Alaska State Service Commission, matching $1.8 million in local funding.

    The award will expand Serve Alaska and AmeriCorps’s presence across Alaska where sub-grantees have been receiving funding to bring support and training to communities.

    AmeriCorps State and National develops and implements state-specific national service programs.

    The grants aim to allow organizations to recruit, train, and supervise AmeriCorps members who are providing services to support education, disaster services, health, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, and service to veterans and military families.

    The awarded sub-grantees include:

    New Programs:
    •    Residential Youth Care, Inc.
    •    Alaska Children's Trust

    Continuing Programs:
    •    Alaska Public Defender Agency
    •    Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP)
    •    Sitka School District
    •    Student Conservation Association
    •    United Way of Southeast Alaska

    Planning Grants:
    •    Alaska Food Policy Council
    •    United Way of Anchorage

    AmeriCorps State and National programs engage more than 65,000 Americans in intensive service each year.

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