Volunteer Iowa Announces $12.5 Million in Funding for AmeriCorps National Service Programs in Iowa

Date: 
Thursday, June 18, 2020

For Immediate Release
June 18, 2020

Contact:
Betsy Shelton
515.348.6228
betsy.shelton@iowaeda.com

Volunteer Iowa Announces $12.5 Million in Funding for AmeriCorps National Service Programs in Iowa

DES MOINES, IA – Volunteer Iowa has approved federal and state AmeriCorps funding that will leverage private and local match for a total of $12.5 million in support of nearly 900 AmeriCorps State members for the 2020-2021 program year. These AmeriCorps members will be eligible to earn over $2.9 million worth of Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards to use to advance their education or pay back qualified student loans.

AmeriCorps State members have been involved in recent efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants provide funding to local organizations for AmeriCorps members to address public health and other critical community needs in the areas of education, disaster services, health, environmental stewardship, and economic opportunity. 

Volunteer Iowa announced the following AmeriCorps State grants today:

Grantee Organization:

Program Name:

Total Grant Award:

Bur Oak Land Trust

Bur Oak Land Trust AmeriCorps

$308,679

City of Davenport

City of Davenport AmeriCorps & Youth Corps Program

$1,000,247

City of Dubuque

AmeriCorps Partners in Learning

$410,585

City of Dubuque

City of Dubuque Creating Opportunities AmeriCorps Program

$169,046

College Possible

College Possible Iowa AmeriCorps

$52,000

Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa

Conservation Corps Iowa
AmeriCorps

$278,622

Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center (EMBARC)

RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps

$1,063,878

Graceland University AmeriCorps Youth Launch

AmeriCorps Youth Launch

$334,051

Habitat for Humanity of Iowa, Inc.

Habitat for Humanity of Iowa AmeriCorps

$750,544

Iowa Children's Museum

Summer Ladder AmeriCorps Program

$61,106

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Course to College - College Success AmeriCorps

$365,971

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Course to College - College Access AmeriCorps

$331,012

Iowa Economic Development Authority

Iowa COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps

$326,456

Iowa Legal Aid

Iowa Legal Aid AmeriCorps

$342,802

Iowa State University

AmeriCorps Partnering to Protect Children

$432,425

Iowa State University

Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach Program

$897,075

Iowa State University

Iowa AmeriCorps Environmental Education Program

$659,522

Iowa Western Community College

Campus Compact AmeriCorps Program

$865,544

United Ways of Iowa

Iowa Reading Corps AmeriCorps Program

$1,811,487

University of Northern Iowa

Green Iowa AmeriCorps

$1,317,461

University of Northern Iowa

Land & Water Stewards AmeriCorps

$282,150

Zach Johnson Foundation

Kids on Course AmeriCorps

$433,425

Every year, 75,000 AmeriCorps members serve through 21,000+ schools, nonprofits, and community and faith-based organizations across the country. These citizens have played a critical role in the recovery of communities affected by disasters and helped thousands of first-generation college students access higher education. They also 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 is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering and service, and recently marked its 25th anniversary. Since the program’s inception in 1994, more than 1.1 million AmeriCorps members have served the nation, providing more than 1.6 billion hours of service and earning nearly $4 billion in education awards to pay for college or pay back student loans. Those interested in joining AmeriCorps can learn more at AmeriCorps.gov/Join.

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About Volunteer Iowa 
Volunteer Iowa and its partner agencies work with organizations and individuals on three main fronts. The first is to help agencies develop quality programs that use service as a strategy to fulfill their missions and address Iowa’s greatest areas of need. The second is to help engage Iowans in their communities by promoting service and expanding the volunteer base. Finally, the third area of work is to connect individuals with appropriate service opportunities by building the volunteer infrastructure. More information is available at volunteeriowa.org.

About the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
AmeriCorps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering, service, and civic engagement. The agency engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation's volunteering and service efforts. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.

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