WASHINGTON, D.C. Building on its longstanding commitment to Native American communities, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced $3 million in tribal AmeriCorps grants that will increase the number of AmeriCorps members serving tribal communities by 41 percent.
CNCS is awarding 17 grants to tribal organizations in 13 states to use national service as a solution to tackle pressing social and economic challenges. The grants will support 255 AmeriCorps members serving in tribal communities — the largest number of grants and AmeriCorps members supported through tribal grants in the past decade.
Tribal AmeriCorps members will engage in results-driven service to tackle a range of challenges, including:
On the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, Sitting Bull College-supported AmeriCorps members will provide GED tutoring and testing services to students.
Please see http://www.nationalservice.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/americorps-increases-presence-tribal-communities for the entire press release.