Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $17 Million in AmeriCorps Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2020
CONTACT: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Maryland Congressional Delegation today announced $17,133,477 in federal funding for AmeriCorps programs in Maryland. Funding comes from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps, and will place more than 1,200 AmeriCorps volunteers into 10 organizations across Maryland.

“For more than 25 years, AmeriCorps volunteers have been doing crucial work in Maryland and around the country,” the delegation said. “They volunteer to help the homeless, aid those struggling with addiction, teach in our public schools, and more – all with the tireless work ethic that comes with their commitment to national service. And now, as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic, these funds will ensure they can continue their efforts on behalf of Marylanders. We look forward to supporting this vital program for years to come.”

Every year, 75,000 AmeriCorps members serve more than 21,000 schools, nonprofits and community and faith-based organizations across the country. 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 to pay down student loans.

Funding includes:

  • $7,458,217 in direct funding to successful grantees. See below for a full list of grantees and award amounts.
     
  • $6,955,366 in Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards for AmeriCorps participants to pay for postsecondary education or to pay off student loans.
     
  • $2,719,894 for the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service & Volunteerism to distribute to various Maryland organizations for additional AmeriCorps volunteers.
     

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Grantee

Program

City

Funding

Ed Awards

Members

Urban Teacher Center dba Urban Teachers

Urban Teacher Center dba Urban Teachers

Baltimore

$242,000

$1,499,190

242

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake

HabiCorps

Halethorpe

$224,625

$92,925

15

Reading Partners

Reading Partners Maryland

Baltimore

$410,184

$167,265

27

The Literacy Lab

Maryland Reading Corps

Baltimore

$340,300

$138,768

32

Frostburg State University

Conquering Opioid Abuse Together (COAT)

Frostburg

$81,744

$34,318

17

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers Program, Inc.

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers Program, Inc.

Baltimore

$5,306,080

$3,221,400

520

Civic Works, Incorporated

Civic Works Service Corps

Baltimore

$609,225

$252,749

98

Maryland Institute College of Art

Community Art Collaborative

Baltimore

$215,247

$86,730

14

Teach For America

Teach For America Maryland

Baltimore

$0

$1,239,000

200

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

The Choice Program at UMBC

Baltimore

$28,812

$223,020

36

 

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