Volunteer Louisiana Announces 2019-2020 AmeriCorps State Grants

VOLUNTEER LOUISIANA ANNOUNCES 2019-2020 AMERICORPS STATE GRANTS


BATON ROUGE, La.
– Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and Volunteer Louisiana are pleased to announce over $5.2 million in grant funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for the 2019-2020 service year. The grants will support 16 AmeriCorps State programs which will engage over 900 AmeriCorps members to help meet critical needs across Louisiana. These grants will be matched with $5.2 million in local support and will provide over 3.7 million in Segal Education Awards for participants.

“AmeriCorps members make a difference every day in Louisiana and have been indispensable during times of natural disaster,” said Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser. “I am proud to support their efforts and to promote national service as a solution to help meet local needs.”

Louisiana AmeriCorps members will serve school children throughout the state as tutors, mentors, and teachers, improve health and safety outcomes for kids and families, address food insecurity, improve housing, engage veterans helping veterans, provide environmental restoration, and respond to natural disasters.

AmeriCorps State operational grants for 2019-2020:

Grant Recipient Grant Amount
Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana $163,023
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge $202,026
Boys & Girls Clubs of North Louisiana $176,164
City Year Baton Rouge $1,832,399
City Year New Orleans $726,000
Communities in Schools of the Gulf South $108,297
Impact Lake Charles AmeriCorps $80,290
LA Vet Corps $261,225
Louisiana Conservation Corps $153,518
Rebuilding Together New Orleans $181,696
Serve Louisiana $471,342
ShreveCorps $101,630
Synergy, Education & Environment West Monroe $220,662
Teach for America $260,000
University of Louisiana at Lafayette AmeriCorps $111,071
Up2Us Sports $160,202
TOTAL $5,209,545

“Volunteer Louisiana congratulates each of these grant recipients for their hard work in addressing critical community needs. These AmeriCorps grant awards will support both current programs and new ones that expand the geographic and focus area footprint of national service in Louisiana.” said Judd Jeansonne, Executive Director of Volunteer Louisiana.

Volunteer Louisiana, located in the Office of Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, manages 16 AmeriCorps State Programs, promotes volunteerism, and coordinates spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers in times of disaster. It is supported by grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Contact Information:

Kori Chisham

Volunteer Louisiana

225-342-6289
kchisham@crt.la.gov

Julio Guichard

Office of the Lt. Governor

225-342-7009
jguichard@crt.la.gov

 

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