Michigan received $8.3 million in federal funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service via the state’s lead agency on volunteerism and service.
The funds come from the Michigan Community Service Commission and will support over 1,000 AmeriCorps members, addressing some of the most pressing issues in communities throughout the state. 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.
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.
“AmeriCorps members make a tremendous impact on the lives of Michiganders,” said Ginna Holmes, executive director of the Michigan Community Service Commission. “We are proud to utilize service as a strategy to tackle some of the state’s biggest challenges.”
The organizations hosting AmeriCorps programs include: