Federal funding to go to Americorps programs around the state
8.3 dollars in federal funding is heading to Michigan to support Americorps programs in the state.
The funding is from the Corporation for National and Community Service distributed through the Michigan Community Service Commission.
The 8.3 million dollar grant will come in the form of 30 individual grants, and will support 28 Michigan organizations.
Megan Foresman is one of the Americorps program officers at the Michigan Community Service Commission. She said there are a number of Americorps programs in the state.
“There are education programs, economic opportunity programs, disaster preparedness, environment. So focusing on all different aspects and addressing some of our state’s toughest challenges.”
Foresman said the programs host anywhere from ten to a hundred Americorps members. Members fill roles in tutoring and literacy, removal of invasive species, and disaster response.
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