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ServeWyoming begins AmeriCorps funding application process

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ServeWyoming announced today the start of their AmeriCorps funding application process.

Funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service will help organizations recruit AmeriCorps members to serve statewide with Wyoming nonprofit organizations and public agencies across the state. ServeWyoming is looking for organizations who can recruit at minimum 5 AmeriCorps members who will tackle critical challenges in Wyoming, such as education, the environment, veterans, safer communities, and healthy futures. They are also searching for organizations to serve as planning grants or rural intermediaries who can grant AmeriCorps members to smaller nonprofits. 

Since 1994, more than 4,000 Wyoming residents have served more than 2.9 million hours and qualified for Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards totaling more than $7.7 million. After completing a full term of service, AmeriCorps members receive an award of up to $6,095.00 that they can use to pay for college or to pay off student loans.

“AmeriCorps members make a powerful impact on the toughest challenges facing our state,” said Serve Wyoming Executive Director Shelly McAlpin. “Building on Wyoming’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 by gaining skills and experience to jump-start their careers. Organizations also receive dedicated, passionate, and skillful people to help further their mission and do more!”

The application process begins with a concept paper. To download the application and learn more about ServeWyoming, visit www.servewyoming.org. The concept paper, due February 17, 2021, is designed to be a “first round” and a way to help interested organizations flesh out their program idea. For questions, please contact ServeWyoming at 307-234-3428.

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