Serve Alaska has awarded AmeriCorps funding to organizations across Alaska

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) — AmeriCorps has awarded $2,010,338 in grants to the Serve Alaska State Service Commission, matching $1.8 million in local funding.

The award will expand the presence of Serve Alaska and AmeriCorps across Alaska, where subrecipients have received funds to provide support and training to communities.

AmeriCorps State and National develops and implements state-specific national service programs.

The grants are intended to enable organizations to recruit, train and supervise AmeriCorps members who provide services to support education, disaster services, health, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity and veterans and military family services.

Awarded subrecipients include:

New programs:
• Residential Care for Youth, Inc.
• Alaska Children’s Trust

Continuous programs:
• Alaska Public Defense Agency
• Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP)
• Sitka School District
• Student Conservation Association
• United Way of Southeast Alaska

Planning Grants:
• Alaska Food Policy Council
• United Way of Anchorage

AmeriCorps state and national programs engage more than 65,000 Americans in intensive service each year.

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