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Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds $3.9 Million in AmeriCorps Funding

June 29, 2018
Press Release

U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4) and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) and U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) ) applauded $3,974,780 in funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

The funding includes four grants totaling $914,590, which will support 206 AmeriCorps members in Vernon, New Haven, Bridgeport, and Waterbury. In addition, the organizations will be awarded $1,840,670  from the Connecticut Commission on Community Service, the Governor-appointed state service commission.

“Today’s awards ensure that AmeriCorps will continue to improve countless lives in Vernon, New Haven, Waterbury, and Bridgeport and harness the energy and talents of a new generation of volunteers,” said the delegation. “AmeriCorps’s longstanding presence in Connecticut has played an important role in strengthening community service and giving people the chance to help their neighbors. We will continue to support programs such as AmeriCorps that truly make a difference in our communities.”

The full breakdown of awards is below:

  • Food Corps, Inc. in Vernon will receive $237,000 in funding to support FoodCorps Connecticut and 20 members.
  • Teach for America in New Haven will receive $68,000 in funding to support Teach For America—Connecticut and 136 members.
  • Public Allies, Inc. in Bridgeport will receive $363,090 in funding to support Public Allies Connecticut and 30 members.
  • Health 360 in Waterbury will receive $247,500 in funding to support Mental Health First Aid Corps and 20 members.