Labor and Economic Opportunity
The state of Michigan has received $8.3 million in federals funding from Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) through the Michigan Community Service Commission.
The funding will support more than 1,000 AmeriCorps members to address some of Michigan most pressing issues in communities across the state. The Michigan Community Service Commission will administer 30 grants totaling $8.3 million, supporting 28 Michigan organizations.
“AmeriCorps members make a tremendous impact on the lives of Michiganders,” said Michigan Community Service Commission executive director Ginna Holmes. “We are proud to utilize service as a strategy to tackle some of the state’s biggest challenges.”
The organizations hosting AmeriCorps programs includes:
AmeriCorps’ unique model means that the grants will leverage an additional $10.4 million from the private sector, foundations, and other sources – further increasing the return on the federal investment.
CNCS will provide an additional $4.2 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 approximately $6,000 that they can use to pay for college or to pay off student loans.
Every year, 75,000 AmeriCorps members serve to 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.