The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced five projects totaling $731,044 were awarded AmeriCorps funding.
"AmeriCorps is dedicated to helping with community needs across North Dakota,” Commerce Workforce Division Director Katie Ralston said. “I’m proud to announce new funding that will elevate this work by AmeriCorps members across North Dakota. I appreciate all our AmeriCorps members – past, present, and future – for their dedication.”
2021-2022 AmeriCorps Grant Recipients:
Cooperstown Community Activities was awarded $37,921 in federal funds providing $42,300 in matching funds for six AmeriCorps members to provide service in education and healthy futures.
Jamestown Parks and Recreation was awarded $31,805 in federal funds providing $10,147 in matching funds for 10 AmeriCorps members to provide service in the area parks throughout the summer.
Souris Basin Planning Council was awarded $138,550 in federal funds providing $45,287 in matching funds for 17 AmeriCorps Members to provide capacity building for local non-profits.
South East Education Cooperative Reading and Math Corps was awarded $498,268 in federal funds providing $520,229 in matching funds for 82 AmeriCorps members to provide service in reading and math.
South East Education Cooperative Educator Corps was awarded $24,500 in federal funds providing $10,000 in matching funds for 37 AmeriCorps members to provide service in early childhood education.
Since 1994 more than 1,900 North Dakota residents have served more than 2.1 million hours of community service in North Dakota. Additionally, AmeriCorps members leveraged additional volunteers who assisted AmeriCorps programs with sponsored activities and projects. It is expected that approximately 152 North Dakota residents will serve as AmeriCorps members during the 2021-22 project year. If you are interested in learning more about applying to sponsor an AmeriCorps program or becoming an AmeriCorps member, please visit www.AmeriCorpsND.com.
AmeriCorps is the federal agency connecting individuals and organization through service and volunteering to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges.