FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2022
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Gov. Whitmer Announces $13.4 Million in AmeriCorps Funding to Meet Local Needs, Strengthen Communities
LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the Michigan Community Service Commission will receive $13.4 million in federal funds to support over 1,100 Michigan AmeriCorps members who work hand in hand with organizations across the state to help communities tackle their toughest challenges.
“Today’s AmeriCorps investments will help us grow Michigan’s economy and ensure every community can thrive,” said Governor Whitmer. “These investments – and the over 1,100 dedicated AmeriCorps members who will serve those in need and address critical challenges – will continue to make a tremendous impact in communities in every region of Michigan. Together, let’s help our working families and resilient communities thrive.”
During the last program year, similar investments helped AmeriCorps members serve 32,231 youth, treat 1,073 acres of public land, provide housing and financial services to 4,404 individuals and increase disaster preparedness for 4,300 individuals.
“AmeriCorps service continues to help solve pressing issues across the state,” said Michigan Community Service Commission Executive Director Ginna Holmes. “There is a tremendous return on investment through the federal funding of AmeriCorps and the positive impact this service has on communities across the state.”
AmeriCorps funds will support 23 Michigan organizations through 28 subgrants to expand their reach and impact in Michigan communities.
Those organizations include: