Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA)
SACRAMENTO, CA – This week, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06), Co-Chair of the National Service Caucus, announced over $1.3 million in funding for three AmeriCorps programs in Sacramento – Birth & Beyond Family Resource Centers, City Year Sacramento and CivicSpark. This funding is part of AmeriCorps’ initial American Rescue Plan disbursement with more to be announced in the coming weeks.
The $1 billion in funding for AmeriCorps through the American Rescue Plan will allow for increasing the AmeriCorps living allowance, stabilizing and expanding existing programs, and making service more accessible.
“The hard work and leadership that our national service members have demonstrated over the past 18 months has helped lay a foundation that AmeriCorps can continue to build on,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “This year, members throughout the nation provided tangible, community focused resources and their track record of success continues to drive dialogue on how we can expand these programs.”
“With the additional resources from the American Rescue Plan, California Volunteers will continue to empower our service partners, addressing the most urgent needs facing their communities and tackling the state’s most pressing problems,” said California Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday.
In total, the Sacramento region received $1,359,096 of the $4,664,302 awarded to AmeriCorps State and National Grantees in California.
Additionally, California Volunteers, the state’s service commission, received $20,663,370, amounting to a total of $25,327,672 awarded to the state of California.
Earlier this year, Congresswoman Matsui worked with her National Service Co-Chairs to secure a historic $1 billion in funding for AmeriCorps – the most the agency has received outside of annual funding.
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