California to Receive $34.5 Million to Fund AmeriCorps Programs

AmeriCorps California LogoFunding will help AmeriCorps programs address community needs 

CaliforniaVolunteers announced today that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has awarded California more than $33.2 million in competitive and formula grants to 57 projects that support the environment, educational and economic opportunities, and disaster assistance throughout the state.

CaliforniaVolunteers has also received nearly $1.3 million to fund planning grants for 18 different programs. Planning grants provide one-year funding to design and develop new AmeriCorps programs that can address community problems and demonstrate significant impacts.

“This is a banner year for AmeriCorps in California,” said California’s Chief Service Officer, Karen Baker. “We will be putting nearly 4,000 AmeriCorps members to work making a difference in high-need communities, all while having a dynamic service experience.”

One of the many programs funded, City Year Sacramento, will be serving over 4,000 of Sacramento’s most vulnerable students. “By improving key drop out indicators, we are helping to keep more students on track to graduate high school on time and college and career ready,” said City Year Sacramento Executive Director Jeff Owen. “This work would not be possible without the incredible investment of CaliforniaVolunteers.”

Since 1994, more than 120,000 California residents have served more than 150 million hours and have earned more than $360 million in education scholarships. CaliforniaVolunteers oversees AmeriCorps programs that engage nearly 4,000 AmeriCorps members who serve through nonprofit, faith-based, and local government at nearly 900 locations across the State of California. They are part of the nearly 8,000 AmeriCorps members who serve throughout the state.

“AmeriCorps members make a powerful impact on the toughest challenges facing our nation,” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps. “Building on California’s strong tradition of neighbor helping neighbor, AmeriCorps members will improve lives and strengthen communities across the state. As they serve others, AmeriCorps members will also expand opportunity for themselves – gaining skills and experience to jumpstart their careers. We congratulate all the California organizations who received funding this year, and thank all AmeriCorps members for their service.”

A complete list of the 57 California programs that were awarded AmeriCorps competitive and formula grants can be found below:

Program Name

Legal Applicant City

Focus Area

Grant Amount

Grant Type

ACE Trails Enhancement Santa Cruz Environmental Stewardship $417,101 Competitive, Continuation
AmeriCorps Housing Support Partnership Eureka Economic Opportunity $306,444 Formula, New/Recompete
AmeriCorps Lectura Thermal Education $752,927 Formula, Continuation
Backcountry Trails Fortuna Environmental Stewardship $386,044 Competitive, Continuation
BAYAC San Rafael Education $1,949,648 Formula, Continuation
Birth and Beyond Sacramento Healthy Futures $1,206,437 Competitive, New/Recompete
Borderlands El Centro Education $468,000 Competitive, New/Recompete
Building Healthy Communities Bakersfield Education $444,499 Formula, Continuation
California Disaster Services Corps Los Angeles Disaster Services $399,968 Formula, New/Recompete
California Safe Corps Los Angeles Disaster Services $302,222 Competitive, Continuation
CalSERVES Expanded Learning Rohnert Park Education $489,850 Competitive, Continuation
CalSERVES Expanded Learning Rohnert Park Education $339,175 Formula, Continuation
CalSERVES VIP Rohnert Park Capacity Building $1,611,600 Competitive, New/Recompete
Career Connections AmeriCorps San Rafael Economic Opportunity $365,402 Competitive, Continuation
Child Welfare System Improvement Sacramento Healthy Futures $603,310 Competitive, Continuation
City Year LA Los Angeles Education $2,500,000 Competitive, Continuation
City Year LA Los Angeles Education $348,000 Formula, New/Recompete
City Year Sacramento Sacramento Education $849,948 Competitive, New/Recompete
Civic Spark Sacramento Environmental Stewardship $638,267 Competitive, Continuation
Climate Corps AmeriCorps San Rafael Environmental Stewardship $410,555 Formula, New/Recompete
Community Arts Partnership AmeriCorps Scholars & Fellows Program Valencia Education $335,606 Formula, New/Recompete
Disaster Resiliency for Vulnerable Populations Santa Ana Disaster Services $335,471 Formula, Continuation
Education Outside San Francisco Education $660,766 Formula, Continuation
Elev8 Youth Program Oakland Education $760,699 Formula, New/Recompete
First 5 Service Corps Alameda Education $1,137,384 Competitive, Continuation
Food Literacy Center’s AmeriCorps Program Sacramento Healthy Futures $273,314 Competitive, New/Recompete
Forest Aid Corps San Bernardino Environmental Stewardship $256,273 Competitive, Continuation
Healthy Choices AmeriCorps San Francisco Education $493,890 Formula, Continuation
Hope for the Homeless Los Angeles Economic Opportunity $297,683 Formula, New/Recompete
Jumpstart California San Francisco Education $1,341,327 Competitive, New/Recompete
JusticeCorps San Francisco Justice $1,083,740 Competitive, New/Recompete
Lake County Lakeport Education $288,850 Formula, Continuation
Los Angeles Promise Corps Los Angeles Education $583,070 Competitive, Continuation
Monterey County United for Literacy Salinas Education $477,023 Formula, Continuation
Muslim & Arab-American Resource Corps (MAARC) Anaheim Healthy Futures & Economic Opportunity $161,850 Formula, Continuation
North State Rural Assets Redding Healthy Futures $252,208 Competitive, Continuation
OCASA AmeriCorps San Rafael Education $274,743 Formula, Continuation
Our City Forest AmeriCorps San Jose Environmental Stewardship $741,442 Competitive, New/Recompete
Partnership for Veterans and Homeless Santa Barbara Economic Opportunity $320,160 Formula, New/Recompete
PASS AmeriCorps San Diego Education $505,479 Competitive, New/Recompete
Playworks CA Oakland Education $939,125 Competitive, Continuation
Promise Zone [Operation AmeriCorps] Los Angeles Education $165,326 Competitive, Continuation
Reading Partners Oakland Education $1,027,000 Competitive, Continuation
Reading Partners Oakland Education $338,000 Formula, Continuation
San Francisco Teacher Residency San Francisco Education $546,960 Formula, Continuation
Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership South Lake Tahoe Environmental Stewardship $363,309 Competitive, Continuation
Super Stars Literacy Oakland Education $363,958 Competitive, Continuation
Tree Mortality Mitigation Corps (CCC) Sacramento Environmental Stewardship $855,553 Formula, New/Recompete
UECC Riverside Education $289,602 Formula, New/Recompete
Up2Us Sports –  California Los Angeles Healthy Futures $235,655 Competitive, New/Recompete
VIP Service Enterprise Rohnert Park Capacity Building $805,805 Competitive, New/Recompete
Viva Bien, Coma Bien, Sientase Bien Hayward Healthy Futures $274,600 Competitive, New/Recompete
Water Action Corps Sacramento Environmental Stewardship $274,600 Competitive, New/Recompete
Watershed Stewards Project Fortuna Environmental Stewardship $426,950 Competitive, Continuation
Work Success Now! Santa Cruz Economic Opportunity $268,292 Formula, Continuation
Young Scholars San Bernardino Education $317,292 Formula, New/Recompete
Youth Investment Center Sacramento Education $366,637 Competitive, New/Recompete
Total Formula & Competitive: $33,229,039
Total Planning Grant: $1,273,059
Grand Total: $34,502,098

About CaliforniaVolunteers: CaliforniaVolunteers is the state office that manages programs and initiatives to increase the number of Californians involved with service and volunteering, including the state AmeriCorps program and the management of volunteers and monetary donations during times of disasters. For more information, please visit www.CaliforniaVolunteers.org.

About AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, and leads the President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit www.NationalService.gov.

 

 

 

 

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