Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism Announces $3.7M Awarded for AmeriCorps Funding
Gov. Brian Kemp announced that Georgia has received $3,711,928 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and other national service programs.
These grants will put 597 AmeriCorps members on the ground to serve with 22 organizations. AmeriCorps members will tackle some of the toughest problems in Georgia including education, economic opportunities, healthy futures, veterans and military families, homelessness, people living with disabilities, financial literacy, and environmental issues.
The following organizations were awarded grants for 2020-2021 to implement AmeriCorps programs in Georgia.
|Breakthrough Collaborative AmeriCorps Program||$153,227|
|Central Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America||$74,276|
|City of Roswell AmeriCorps After School Project||$77,099|
|Clayton State University AmeriCorps Program||$103,084|
|CISGA (Communities In Schools) AmeriCorps Foundations Tutorial Program||$194,576|
|Community Action for Improvement AmeriCorps State||$52,707|
|Covenant House Georgia, Inc. AmeriCorps||$154,743|
|Extra Special People, Inc. (ESP) AmeriCorps Program||$185,652|
|Georgia State University Research Foundation – T.E.E.M.S. AmeriCorps||$196,767|
|Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers, Inc. AmeriCorps Program||$77,395|
|Jekyll Island State Park Authority dba AmeriCorps Georgia Sea Turtle Center||$337,564|
|Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc.||$97,788|
|New American Pathways – AmeriCorps Project RISE||$227,403|
|One World Link AmeriCorps Project||$154,201|
|AmeriCorps – ReachBack Workforce Readiness||$52,630|
|The Scholarship Academy, Inc. – AmeriCorps Financial Aid Awareness Program||$92,708|
|The University of Georgia – Georgia 4-H AmeriCorps Project||$464,370|
|University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. – GA College Advising Corps AmeriCorps||$154,699|
|Youth Villages Inner Harbour Campus – Youth Villages AmeriCorps Program||$215,743|
|Relay Georgia AmeriCorps School of Education - Teaching Residency||$42,500|
|Teach For America – Metro Atlanta||$140,000|
|Hands on Atlanta AmeriCorps||$462,796|
AmeriCorps’ unique model means that the grants announced today will leverage an additional $3 million from the private sector, foundations, and other sources – further increasing the return on the federal investment.
In addition, CNCS will provide over $2 million in Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards for the AmeriCorps members funded by these grants. After completing a full term of service, AmeriCorps members receive an award of over $6,000 that they can use to pay for college or to pay off student loans.
Every year, 75,000 AmeriCorps members serve through 21,000+ schools, nonprofits, and community and faith-based organizations across the country. These citizens have played a critical role in the recovery of communities affected by disasters and helped thousands of first-generation college students access higher education. They also tutor and mentor young people, connect veterans to jobs, care for seniors, reduce crime and revive cities, fight the opioid epidemic, and meet other critical needs.
Since the program’s inception in 1994, more than 1 million Americans have served, providing more than 1.5 billion hours of service and earned more than $3.6 billion in education scholarships, more than $1 billion of which has been used to pay back student debt. Those interested in joining AmeriCorps can learn more at AmeriCorps.gov/Join.
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation's volunteering and service efforts. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.