$12.7 Million in Public and Private Support for National Service Programs in Iowa

Thursday, July 5, 2018

For Immediate Release
July 5, 2018

Brianne Fitzgerald

Volunteer Iowa Announces over $12.7 Million in Public and Private Support for National Service Programs in Iowa

July 5, 2018 (DES MOINES, IA) – Volunteer Iowa has approved $12.7 million in federal and state AmeriCorps funding that will leverage private and local funding to support 980 AmeriCorps members.

With these awards, Iowa will now have nearly 1,600 AmeriCorps members serving, and over 7,600 National Service positions. AmeriCorps State grants provide funding to local organizations to support AmeriCorps members meeting critical community needs in the areas of education, disaster services, health, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, and opioid prevention. 

Volunteer Iowa announced the following AmeriCorps State grants today:

Program Name


Bur Oak Land Trust - AmeriCorps Planning Grant: Protecting & Conserving Natural Lands


City of Davenport - City of Davenport AmeriCorps/Youth Corps Program


City of Dubuque - AmeriCorps Partners in Learning (Health & Nature Education)


City of Dubuque - AmeriCorps Partners in Learning (Summer)


City of Dubuque - Partners in Learning AmeriCorps Program


College Possible - College Possible Iowa AmeriCorps


Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa - Conservation Corps Iowa AmeriCorps


Des Moines Independent Community School District - Des Moines Public Schools AmeriCorps


Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy & Resource Center (EMBARC) - RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps


Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy & Resource Center (EMBARC) - RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps Workforce Navigators


Graceland University - AmeriCorps Youth Launch


Habitat for Humanity of Iowa - Habitat for Humanity of Iowa AmeriCorps


Iowa Campus Compact/Iowa Western Community College - Iowa College AmeriCorps Program


Iowa Children's Museum - Summer Ladder AmeriCorps Program


Iowa College Student Aid Commission - Course to College AmeriCorps


Iowa Department of Education - Educate & Elevate AmeriCorps Program


Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) - IDPH AmeriCorps Substance Abuse Prevention Program


Iowa Legal Aid - Iowa Legal Aid AmeriCorps


Iowa State University - AmeriCorps Partnering to Protect Children 


Iowa State University - Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Environmental Education Program


Iowa State University - Iowa AmeriCorps 4H Outreach Program


The Director's Council (TDC) - TDC Financial Revival AmeriCorps Planning Grant


Trustees of Grinnell College - Grinnell AmeriCorps Partnership


United Ways of Iowa - Iowa Reading Corps AmeriCorps Program


University of Northern Iowa - Green Iowa AmeriCorps


University of Northern Iowa - Land & Water Stewards AmeriCorps


Zach Johnson Foundation - Kids on Course AmeriCorps Program


Organizations will be recruiting AmeriCorps members to begin service this fall and join the more than 75,000 AmeriCorps members serving across the country in 21,000 locations, connecting them to over 1 million alumni. AmeriCorps members receive a modest living stipend and a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, or scholarship, upon completion of their service. Iowans interested in serving in AmeriCorps can learn more at volunteeriowa.org


About Volunteer Iowa 
Volunteer Iowa and its partner agencies work with organizations and individuals on three main fronts. The first is to help agencies develop quality programs that use service as a strategy to fulfill their missions and address Iowa’s greatest areas of need. The second is to help engage Iowans in their communities by promoting service and expanding the volunteer base. Finally, the third area of work is to connect individuals with appropriate service opportunities by building the volunteer infrastructure. More information is available at volunteeriowa.org.

About the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
AmeriCorps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering, service, and civic engagement. The agency engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation's volunteering and service efforts. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.

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