Serve Idaho has received close to $1.5 million in funding for Idaho AmeriCorps programs.
The grants will support the service of 209 AmeriCorps members statewide. AmeriCorps members give a year of intensive service, on a full-time or part-time basis.
$620,854 will fund 94 AmeriCorps members who will address the health needs of Idaho’s low-income children and families in rural areas.
$145,800 will fund 18 AmeriCorps members working full time from May through October providing environmental conservation, natural resource protection, community stewardship, and workforce development on public lands throughout Idaho.
$293,400 will fund 18 AmeriCorps members who will be placed on projects providing environmental education to Idahoans and conducting environmental restoration on Idaho lands.
$310,778 will fund 40 AmeriCorps members who will work with 4-H extension offices in 38 counties to improve academic engagement or social-emotional skills in youth aged 5-18 years.
$39,000 will fund 39 AmeriCorps members who will serve as high-quality educators for two years in schools in southwestern Idaho.
In 2020, AmeriCorps committed more than $4.5 million to support Idaho communities through national service initiatives.
This federal investment leveraged more than $2.8 million in other resources to strengthen community impact, build local support and increase return on taxpayer dollars.