Wednesday, April 17, 2024

AmeriCorps to provide $6M in funding for programs in Shreveport, across Louisiana

by BIZ Magazine

Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Volunteer Louisiana have announced $6,006,884 in grant funding from the federal agency, AmeriCorps, for the 2022-2023 service year.

The grants will support 17 AmeriCorps State Programs and 2 planning grants, and will engage 676 AmeriCorps members in service to meet critical needs across Louisiana. These grants will be matched with $3,982,589 in local support and will provide over $2.7 million in Segal Education Awards for participants.

“AmeriCorps members make a difference every day in Louisiana and have proven valuable in recent years during times of natural disaster,” said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. “Through volunteers such as AmeriCorps members, the spirit of service is alive and well in Louisiana. I am proud to support their efforts and to promote national service as a solution to help meet local needs.”

The 2022-2023 AmeriCorps State Programs include:

  • American YouthWorks (Louisiana Conservation Corps)
  • Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana
  • Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana
  • Boys and Girls Club of Shreveport
  • City Year Baton Rouge
  • City Year New Orleans
  • Synergy, Education and Environment of West Monroe
  • Food Bank of Central Louisiana
  • For Providers By Providers (PG)
  • Louisiana Delta Service Corps (Serve Louisiana)
  • Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LA Vet Corps)
  • Mid City Redevelopment Alliance
  • Rebuilding Together New Orleans
  • Relay Graduate School of Education
  • Shreveport Green (ShreveCorps)
  • Teach for America
  • The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Up2Us Sports
  • YouthForce NOLA (PG)

“AmeriCorps is a force multiplier that helps address critical community needs,” said Judd Jeansonne, Executive Director of Volunteer Louisiana. “We are pleased to expand the footprint of AmeriCorps statewide and engage more Louisianans in service.”

To learn more about Louisiana’s AmeriCorps State Programs, visit Volunteer Louisiana’s Current AmeriCorps Programs webpage.

Volunteer Louisiana, located in the Office of Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, manages 16 AmeriCorps State programs, promotes volunteerism, and coordinates spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers in times of disaster. It is supported by grants from the federal agency, AmeriCorps. To learn more about the AmeriCorps State programs or for more information on Volunteer Louisiana, visit www.VolunteerLouisiana.gov.

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