• $1.2 million going to AmeriCorps in Vt
     | May 09,2014

    MONTPELIER ó Vermont has received nearly $1.2 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Wednesday. The grants will go to 110 AmeriCorps members across the state who serve more than 75 organizations.

    AmeriCorps members will work on issues that affect veterans and military families, the environment and low-income Vermonters, including affordable housing and early childhood education, the governorís office said.

    Of the total funding, $600,000 will go to SerVermont, the governor-appointed state service commission, which will then issue grants to nonprofit organizations and public agencies statewide.

    CNCS also is making nearly $600,000 in Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards for AmeriCorps members, and after completing their service members receive an annual award of $5,645 they can use for college or to pay college loans.

    The Washington County Youth Services Bureau/Boys and Girls Club is among the groups receiving grants.

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