Contact Information

P. O. Box 427
Barnstable, MA 02630 - 0427
(508) 375-6868
FY 2015 AmeriCorps State Commission

Executive Summary

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod program proposes to have 32 full-time, residential AmeriCorps members who will respond to the critical environmental, disaster and community needs within the 15 Towns of Barnstable County, MA (commonly known as Cape Cod). At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps Cape Cod (ACC) members will be responsible for disaster preparedness projects and regional sheltering planning and deployment to continue building and strengthening community disaster response infrastructure. Members will complete over 350 water and land natural resource management and wildfire mitigation projects, improving 400 acres of parks and public lands and improving and creating 50 miles of trails and waterways; and 40 community disaster education presentations educating 450 citizens to be better prepared when a local disaster strikes. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 600 community volunteers, who will be engaged in hands-on community service activities in the areas of natural resource management and disaster preparedness and response.

This program will focus on the CNCS focus areas of Environmental Stewardship and Disaster Services. The CNCS investment of $425,600 will be matched with $465,600 in cash and in-kind donations from the Barnstable County regional government including in-kind match from the National Park Service Cape Cod National Seashore.

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