Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc.
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2012
Indianhead Community Action Agency's Wisconsin Fresh Start program (ICAA-WFS), a current AmeriCorps grantee, operates a Youth Corps program in the rural counties of Burnett, Rusk, and Sawyer in Northwestern WI. Each year, thirty Youth Corps members (10/county) will build a housing unit in each county that will be rented or sold to low-income individuals/families. Three full-time AmeriCorps members will be involved in this program to recruit and facilitate community volunteers. This three-year project will begin September 1, 2011 and end July 31, 2014. Outcomes of the project include meeting National Economic Opportunity Performance Measures 012, 013, 015 and 016. The CNCS investment of $237,484 will be matched with $159,476 in US Department of Labor YouthBuild funds.