National Service Agency Announces $1.4 Million to Create New Senior Corps Programs (CHART)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Jul 30, 2010
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Washington, DC— The Corporation for National and Community Service announced grants totaling $1.4 million to help local organizations in 14 states establish new RSVP projects for communities previously not served. The grants will engage more than 4,200 new RSVP volunteers to increase student achievement, support independent living for seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans, and promote energy efficiency.

Specifically, 1,500 volunteers will mentor and tutor children, while another 1,400 will provide transportation assistance and deliver meals to the homebound.  In response to needs identified by local organizations, other volunteers will provide services to increase energy efficiency in homes including conducting energy audits and weatherization.

StateCityOrganization NameProgram NameAward Amount# of New RSVP Volunteers
AKAnchorageAlaska Community Services Inc.Mentoring SPIRIT$31,50975
CAModestoCounty of Sacramento Department of Human AssistanceCommunity on the Move$87,130300
CASacramentoCounty of Sacramento Department of Human AssistanceRSVP Yolo Cares$105,000350
FLJacksonvilleGuardian ad Litem Program for the Fourth Judicial Circuit Coast, Inc.Senior Corps Guardians for Children$79,684360
FLWest Palm BeachArea Agency on Aging, Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.Okeechobee County$90,000300
IAFairfieldFairfield Volunteer Center, Inc.Fairfield RSVP$30,62490
KSIndependenceFour County Mental Health Center, IncFour County RSVP$87,688300
KYLexingtonUnited Way of the BluegrassCentral Kentucky RSVP - United Way of the Bluegrass$91,870300
MDWestministerCaring Carroll, Inc.Caring Carroll RSVP$59,505200
MISouth HavenSouth Haven Area Senior ServicesVan Buren Senior Hearts That Serve$92,923300
NCBurgawPender Adult Services, Inc.Pender County RSVP$81,830287
NCBurlingtonBurlington Housing AuthorityMentoring and Tutoring 2 Excel Senior Volunteer Program$110,257300
NCLumbertonLumbee Tribe of NCLumbee Tribe of North Carolina$63,046200
NYRochesterLifespan of Greater RochesterRSVP of Livingston County$56,036100
SCSpartanburgUnited Way of the PiedmontRSVP of Cherokee & Union$30,000100
TNMemphisPorter Leath Children CenterRSVP$90,000300
UTSalt Lake CityVolunteers of America of UtahSan Juan County RSVP$95,710165
WIWausauUnited Way of Marthon CountyRSVP of Marathon County$75,000250
   Totals:$1,357,8124,277

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Samantha Jo Warfield
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sjwarfield@cns.gov

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