The Georgia Department of Community Affairs/Georgia Serves Announces $7 Million in AmeriCorps Funding for Georgia
The State of Georgia announced today that it has received $7,260,916 in AmeriCorps funding from AmeriCorps, a federal agency.
These grants will put 605 AmeriCorps Members on the ground to serve with twenty-five (25) organizations. AmeriCorps members will tackle some of the toughest problems in Georgia including education, economic opportunities, healthy futures, homelessness, people living with disabilities, financial literacy, and environmental issues.
The following organizations were awarded grants for 2022-2023 to implement AmeriCorps programs in Georgia:
AmeriCorps’ unique model means that the grants announced today will leverage an additional $5 million (approximately) from the private sector, foundations, and other sources – further increasing the return on the federal investment.
In addition, CNCS will provide close to $6 million in Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards for the AmeriCorps members funded by these grants. After completing a full term of service, full-time AmeriCorps members may receive an award of approximately $6,495 that they may use to pay for college or to pay off student loans. Awards vary based on members’ status such as full-time or less than full-time.
Every year, approximately 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.
AmeriCorps 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 AmeriCorps.gov.