Grant: $51,484 - Corporation for National and Community Service - Apr. 29, 2009
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Award Description: Recovery Act funding through the AmeriCorps program will be awarded as grants to current Wyoming AmeriCorps sub-grantees with a proven track record and demonstrate the capacity to efficiently and effectively draw upon this new resource to assist communities in need. Grants will include additional members and/or match waivers and/or federal funds for the grantee portion of the match. Successful applicants will receive a one-year operating grant and will be expected to implement Recovery activities as soon as possible. AmeriCorps members funded through the Recovery Act will engage in a range of activities in service to individuals and communities affected by the economic crisis. The service of the AmeriCorps members will also bolster the capacity of community organizations that are faced with an increased need for their services.
Project Description: Due to Recovery Funding, our AmeriCorps State programs have been able to retain individuals in service to their communities while meeting critical community needs resulting from, or exacerbated by, the current economic crisis. AmeriCorps members serving in these programs are building nonprofit capacity through volunteer recruitment/management and resource generation for the respective organizations. All four programs are utilizing these funds for match replacement to increase the living allowance for their current AmeriCorps members which is enabling the organizations to retain them in service. For the current period 11 AmeriCorps Members provided direct services to 660 domestic violence and sexual assault victims and family members; 17 AmeriCorps Members recruited 60 individuals that volunteered 305 hours in organizations in the Laramie, WY area; 24 people volunteered on public lands through the coordination of 1 AmeriCorps Member; and 7 AmeriCorps Members provided direct services to 90 children in afterschool programming in the Sheridan, WY area.
Jobs Summary: Due to Recovery funding, we created and retained 35 AmeriCorps member positions. These members provided the activities described in the project description section. We also created and retained 0 AmeriCorps staff positions. (Total jobs reported: 18)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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