2015 AmeriCorps funding announcement


Governor announces $1.6 million in AmeriCorps grants
Las Vegas Review-Journal (NV), August 13, 2015
Nevada has received $1.6 million in AmeriCorps grants, money that will be used to aid and promote volunteer efforts targeting a host of causes, from education and rural healthcare access to environmental restoration and veteran services, the governor’s office said Thursday. In all, the funding will support nearly 300 AmeriCorps members serving in more than 60 nonprofits throughout the state. “National service is an essential part of the solution to many of the challenges facing our state,” Sandoval said in a statement. “These AmeriCorps members will meet pressing local needs and strengthen our communities as they develop civic and leadership skills to last a lifetime.”

Nevada gets funding for 290 AmeriCorps volunteers; participants will be placed at nonprofits
Associated Press, August 14, 2015
Nevada has received funding to bring on 290 AmeriCorps volunteers to serve at more than 60 nonprofits in the next year. The Governor’s Commission on Service announced Thursday that the state had received $1.6 million for the upcoming cycle that begins in September. Volunteers will be placed in a range of nonprofits, including the Nevada Outdoor School, where they will offer after-school programs in rural Nevada. Others will carry out energy efficiency upgrades through the Governor’s Office of Energy, and nearly 200 will help restore public lands through the Nevada Conservation Corps.

60 non-profits throughout Nevada to receive $1.6 million
KRNV-TV (NV), August 14, 2015
Governor Sandoval is pleased to announce in partnership with Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, that Nevada has received $1.6 million in funding to support 290 AmeriCorps members serving in more than 60 nonprofits throughout the state. Five operational AmeriCorps programs are funded through Nevada Volunteers by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Nevada Volunteers’ partner in national service. The current year’s AmeriCorps grant cycle was highly competitive and Nevada is pleased to include in its portfolio the competitively funded Nevada Conservation Corps program. All other programs were funded through Nevada’s formula allocation. Programs start enrolling members September 1st, 2015.


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