Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) applauded AmeriCorps for awarding over $3.6 million to Nevada non-profits employing AmeriCorps members. These grants to Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, Great Basin Institute, and Nye Communities Coalition will help put 248 AmeriCorps members on the ground to serve Nevada. Nevada Volunteers, the Governor-appointed state service commission, will also receive funding to support additional AmeriCorps employees and Nevada non-profits.
“Thanks to these funds, Truckee Meadows Park Foundation, Great Basin Institute and Nye Communities Coalition will be able to further their respective missions of supporting local parks and recreation facilities, conserving our state’s natural resources and keeping our rural communities healthy. AmeriCorps plays a vital role in supporting some of Nevada’s most dedicated community organizations and training public servants. We will continue fighting in the Senate so that programs like AmeriCorps and non-profits on the ground in Nevada receive the federal funding they deserve.”
As a result of the 2019 AmeriCorps State and National Grant Competition, Nevada organizations have received more than $3,640,092 in funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps and other national service programs. This funding provides support to AmeriCorps members and affiliated non-profits throughout the State of Nevada.