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Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $17 Million in AmeriCorps Funding

May 7, 2020
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin today joined U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, and David Trone (all Md.) in announcing that Maryland received an award of $17,133,477 in state and national AmeriCorps funding. The award comes from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps, and will place more than 1,200 AmeriCorps volunteers into 10 organizations across Maryland.

“For more than 25 years, AmeriCorps volunteers have been doing crucial work in Maryland and around the country. They volunteer to help the homeless, aid those struggling with addiction, teach in our public schools, and more – all with the tireless work ethic that comes with their commitment to national service. And now, as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic, these funds will ensure they can continue their efforts on behalf of Marylanders. We look forward to supporting this vital program for years to come,” said the Lawmakers. 

The award includes:

  • $7,458,217 in direct funding to successful grantees. The full list of grantees and award amounts is available below.
  • $6,955,366 in Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards for AmeriCorps participants to pay for postsecondary education or to pay off student loans.
  • $2,719,894 for the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service & Volunteerism, to distribute to various Maryland organizations for additional AmeriCorps volunteers.

Every year, 75,000 AmeriCorps members serve more than 21,000 schools, nonprofits, and community and faith-based organizations across the country. Since the program’s inception in 1994, more than 1.1 million AmeriCorps members have served the nation, providing more than 1.6 billion hours of service and earning nearly $4 billion in education awards to pay for college or pay back student loans.

Grant Type

Program Type

Grantee 

Program 

District 

City 

Funding 

Ed. Awards 

Members 

Continuation 

National 

Urban Teacher Center dba Urban Teachers 

Urban Teacher Center dba Urban Teachers 

03 

Baltimore 

$242,000 

$1,499,190 

242 

Continuation 

State 

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake 

HabiCorps 

03 

Halethorpe 

$224,625 

$92,925 

15 

Continuation 

State 

Reading Partners 

Reading Partners Maryland 

03 

Baltimore 

$410,184 

$167,265 

27 

Continuation 

State 

The Literacy Lab 

Maryland Reading Corps 

03 

Baltimore 

$340,300 

$138,768 

32 

Recompete 

State 

Frostburg State University 

Conquering Opioid Abuse Together (COAT) 

06 

Frostburg 

$81,744 

$34,318 

17 

Continuation 

National 

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers Program, Inc. 

Notre Dame Mission Volunteers Program, Inc. 

07 

Baltimore 

$5,306,080 

$3,221,400 

520 

Continuation 

State 

Civic Works, Incorporated 

Civic Works Service Corps 

07 

Baltimore 

$609,225 

$252,749 

98 

New 

State 

Maryland Institute College of Art 

Community Art Collaborative 

07 

Baltimore 

$215,247 

$86,730 

14 

New 

State 

Teach For America 

Teach For America Maryland 

07 

Baltimore 

$0 

$1,239,000 

200 

New 

State 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County 

The Choice Program at UMBC 

07 

Baltimore 

$28,812 

$223,020 

36 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals 

$7,458,217 

$6,955,366 

1,201 

 

 

 

 

 

Total State Formula Funding 

$2,719,894 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Total CNCS Funding 

$17,133,477 

   

 

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