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PRICE ANNOUNCES NC AMERICORPS GRANTS

June 1, 2015
Press Release
Raleigh, NC – Congressman David E. Price (NC-04), co-chair of the National Service Caucus, today announced $4.3 million in new federal grants for that will support AmeriCorps members serving throughout North Carolina. The grants are administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees AmeriCorps.
 
Over the past 20 years, more than 820,000 men and women have joined AmeriCorps, serving more than one billion hours with over 15,000 nonprofits, public agencies and faith-based organizations to address community needs across America. AmeriCorps has also built strong public-private partnerships and helped to harness the potential of millions of additional community volunteers.
 
The competitive CNCS funding, totaling $1.03 million, will go to programs based in Chapel Hill, Greenville, and Greensboro. CNCS will also provide $3.32 million in funding to North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, the state government’s community service agency, to support additional community grants this summer.
 
“I am pleased to announce these grants, which will provide support to hundreds of AmeriCorps members across North Carolina,” said Price. “AmeriCorps is one of the best investments the federal government makes – a relatively modest amount of funding pays back remarkable dividends in terms of community development and educational advancement.”
 
Details on the grants can be found below.
 
National College Advising Corps, Chapel Hill, NC
$336,000 for 223 AmeriCorps members who will provide college advisement assistance, including help with college searches and applications, to low-income, first generation, underrepresented students. 
Operation LINK, East Carolina School of Education, Greenville, NC
$253,826 for 65 AmeriCorps members who will leverage an additional 650 volunteers to provide mentoring services to approximately 1,980 military children and youth in after school programs in Craven, Cumberland, Onslow, and Wayne counties.
AmeriCorps ACCESS Project, UNCG Office of Research Services, Greensboro, NC
$447,456 for 64 AmeriCorps members who will provide employment services, interpretation services, disaster preparedness education, as well as recruit volunteers to assist immigrants and refugees so they can gain employment and obtain services within the state.   
North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, Raleigh, NC
$3,324,305 to make additional grants to North Carolina nonprofits this summer. 
Raleigh, NC – Congressman David E. Price (NC-04), co-chair of the National Service Caucus, today announced $4.3 million in new federal grants for that will support AmeriCorps members serving throughout North Carolina. The grants are administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees AmeriCorps.
 
Over the past 20 years, more than 820,000 men and women have joined AmeriCorps, serving more than one billion hours with over 15,000 nonprofits, public agencies and faith-based organizations to address community needs across America. AmeriCorps has also built strong public-private partnerships and helped to harness the potential of millions of additional community volunteers.
 
The competitive CNCS funding, totaling $1.03 million, will go to programs based in Chapel Hill, Greenville, and Greensboro. CNCS will also provide $3.32 million in funding to North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, the state government’s community service agency, to support additional community grants this summer.
 
“I am pleased to announce these grants, which will provide support to hundreds of AmeriCorps members across North Carolina,” said Price. “AmeriCorps is one of the best investments the federal government makes – a relatively modest amount of funding pays back remarkable dividends in terms of community development and educational advancement.”
 
Details on the grants can be found below.
 
 
National College Advising Corps, Chapel Hill, NC
$336,000 for 223 AmeriCorps members who will provide college advisement assistance, including help with college searches and applications, to low-income, first generation, underrepresented students.

Operation LINK, East Carolina School of Education, Greenville, NC
$253,826 for 65 AmeriCorps members who will leverage an additional 650 volunteers to provide mentoring services to approximately 1,980 military children and youth in after school programs in Craven, Cumberland, Onslow, and Wayne counties.

AmeriCorps ACCESS Project, UNCG Office of Research Services, Greensboro, NC
$447,456 for 64 AmeriCorps members who will provide employment services, interpretation services, disaster preparedness education, as well as recruit volunteers to assist immigrants and refugees so they can gain employment and obtain services within the state.

North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, Raleigh, NC
$3,324,305 to make additional grants to North Carolina nonprofits this summer.