Learn and Serve America Announces $20 Million in Service-Learning Grants (TABLE)

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Jul 30, 2009

Washington DC - The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced 36 Learn and Serve America grants totaling nearly $20 million to engage students across the nation in service-learning projects that promote community service while enhancing students' academic and civic skills.

The grants will support service-learning at schools, institutions of higher education, tribes, and faith-based and community groups. Service-learning is an approach to education that links community service to academic achievement while also teaching students about our country's civic institutions and traditions.

School Based

StateLegal ApplicantYears FundedGrant Award
COEducation Commission of the States3$926,640
DCYouth Service America3$890,278
HIState of Hawaii, Department of Education3$900,000
MAMassachusetts Department of Education3$1,150,000
MEKids Consortium, Inc.2$600,000
MNNational Youth Leadership Council NYLC3$899,974
VAVCU Division of Community Engagement2$400,090
TOTAL        $5,766,982

School-Based Indian Tribes & US Territories

StateLegal ApplicantYears FundedGrant Award
CASan Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians3$151,772
MIHannahville Indian Community2$197,800
MTConfederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes3$359,667
TOTAL        $709,239

Community-Based

StateLegal ApplicantYears FundedGrant Award
CANational Indian Justice Center2$540,000
GAUsher's New Look, Inc.1$200,000
IAIowa Commission on Volunteer Service2$500,000
MDInnovation Center for Community and Youth Development2$585,000
MTHopa Mountain, Inc.2$580,000
NCThe Rural School and Community Trust2$580,000
NYGirl Scouts of the USA2$600,000
TNVolunteer Tennessee2$586,996
TOTAL        $4,171,996

Higher Education

StateLegal ApplicantYears FundedGrant Award
CASFSU - California Campus Compact2$928,510
DCAmerican Association of Community Colleges2$742,636
DCServe DC-DC Commission on National & Community Service2$860,571
KYWestern Kentucky University Research Foundation2$755,544
MAUniversity of Massachusetts Dartmouth1$470,937
NYResearch Foundation of CUNY on behalf of the Graduate Center1$338,407
OHOhio Campus Compact1$482,835
PADrexel University Center for Civic Engagement1$443,970
PAHarrisburg University of Science and Technology1$460,474
SUBTOTAL - Consortia Grants        $5,483,884
COColorado State University3$501,276
FLUniversity of Central Florida3$570,000
FLUniversity of South Florida3$395,000
ILThe Chicago School of Professional Psychology3$581,884
MATufts University3$508,977
MOCurators of the University of Missouri3$420,000
NCFayetteville State University3$465,378
NYSt. John Fisher College3$99,384
VANorthern Virginia Community College3$245,320
SUBTOTAL - Individual Grants        $3,787,219
TOTAL        $9,271,103

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