Monday, October 25, 2021

$1.1M in federal funding provided to community service programs

PROVIDENCE, RI (WNN) – Community service programs in Rhode Island will receive $1.1 million in federal funding.

A congressional delegation from Rhode Island said Friday that Savory programs would receive funding through the American Rescue Planning Act. The goal is to strengthen national service in Rhode Island and provide relief for organizations and communities affected by the pandemic.

The money will be spent on increasing living allowances for AmeriCorps members, stabilizing Rhode Island’s AmeriCorps programs, and expanding ServRI’s opportunities over the next three years.

SERVERRI, which is administered by the state Department of Education, provides AmeriCorps grants, promotes residents’ commitment to public service and seeks to organize a collective effort of volunteers and service opportunities across the state.

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“From education to conservation, this federal funding will help AmeriCorps members in Rhode Island address critical challenges and drive positive change,” Rhode Island Democrat U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said in a statement.

US Representative Jim Langevin, also a Rhode Island Democrat, said these organizations should have the resources they need to continue serving communities as the state recovers from the pandemic.

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