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AmeriCorps*State Formula Continuation Grants Announced

June 17th, 2010

Augusta – The Maine Commission for Community Service announced results of its 2010 AmeriCorps*State Formula Continuationsgrants competition, with $568,908 being awarded to three organizations funding 95 new AmeriCorps members that will be placed across the state to address compelling community needs.

Among the grantees is Goodwill Industries of Northern New England which places AmeriCorps Members at local non-profits to help improve the capacity of these organizations to engage volunteers. Goodwill will receive $ 296,087.  

The Island institute, which received $ 139,986, to help youth and young adults acquire skills essential to secure employment, teach energy conservation, and work on issue around the availability of affordable housing.

Maine Parent Federation was awarded $ 132,835 to ensure a brighter future for Maine’s youth by continued implementation of a Teen Leadership and Career Corps program for youth with disabilities. Through this program, AmeriCorps members, in partnership with local school districts across Maine, will work to strengthen and enhance the opportunities for these youth in order to move them into active, involved and productive adult lives.

More than 9,200 people participate in national service each year in Maine through 29 national service programs and projects across the State. For more information on these programs visit www.AmeriCorps.gov or www.maineservicecommission.gov . The Maine Commission for Community Service has been the states funder for AmeriCorps programs for more than 15 years.

The Maine Commission for Community Service builds capacity and sustainability in Maine's volunteer sector by funding service programs, developing managers of volunteers, raising awareness of the scope and impact of the sector, and encouraging an ethic of service. To learn more about the Maine Commission for Community Service visit our web-site at www.maineservicecommission.gov.