Matsui Announces Over $3 Million in AmeriCorps Funding for the Sacramento Region

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Sacramento, July 2, 2018 | comments

Sacramento, CA  – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) announced that the Sacramento region has received over $3 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and other national service programs.

Five grants totaling $3,226,406 million are going to support organizations serving the Sacramento region, with additional funds to support AmeriCorps volunteers in their education goals. Those include: City Year Sacramento, Child Abuse Prevention Council, Inc., and Food Literacy Corps.

“By serving those in need, these organizations lift up our entire community,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “These grants will help ensure AmeriCorps volunteers in the Sacramento region have the resources they need to keep making a difference in the everyday lives of elementary school children, parents, and so many more. I applaud the Corporation for National and Community Service for continuing to be a source of good as our country faces the challenges of today.”

Every year, 75,000 AmeriCorps members serve through 21,000 schools, nonprofits, and community and faith-based organizations across the country. They 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.

Since 1994, AmeriCorps members have provided more than 1.4 billion hours of service and earned more than $3.6 billion in education scholarships, more than $1 billion of which has been used to pay back student debt.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is 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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