What is DeltaCorps?
DeltaCorps: a program of AmeriCorps and the Delta Regional Authority, will deploy AmeriCorps members to local organizations to help them improve economic opportunity in their communities. DeltaCorps members will serve with nonprofit organizations that have distinguished themselves as powerful catalysts for change in the Delta region. The program will utilize a diverse portfolio of models that develop stronger local economies through workforce training, health and wellness, emergency preparedness, and additional focus areas.
DeltaCorps AmeriCorps members will serve with nonprofit organizations that have already distinguished themselves as powerful catalysts for change in the Delta, utilizing a diverse portfolio of proven program models that develop these economic opportunities through workforce development, health and wellness, emergency preparedness, environmental stewardship, education, and engagement of veterans and military families.
“Our communities in the Delta region are in need of increased capacity to their existing assets so they can address the numerous challenges facing our workers, families, and businesses. We are looking to the existing, proven model of success in AmeriCorps and investing our resources to deploy interested service members that will help these organizations create jobs, build their local communities, and improve the lives of the 10 million people in the Delta region,” said Chris Masingill, federal co-chairman of the DRA.
The added capacity that DeltaCorps brings to community organizations will help them expand and reach into traditionally underserved communities. The program also elevates the ethic of service and civic engagement in the Delta region, developing future leaders for the Delta region while also increasing the positive impact young residents can have in supporting their local communities.
Notice of Federal Funding Availability
The Notice of Federal Funding Availability has been posted on both agencies’ websites at DRA.gov/DeltaCorps. The program is accepting applications on a rolling basis. Organizations with existing infrastructure to support the AmeriCorps program are invited to apply for DeltaCorps member slots.
DRA and AmeriCorps plan to deploy the first group of DeltaCorps members in fall 2016 to each of the eight states of the DRA footprint:
This deployment will coincide with a national commemoration of the one-millionth participant to serve in AmeriCorps.
For more information on the program, application process for host organizations, and opportunities to become a DeltaCorps AmeriCorps member, contact Angela Pinckard-Hale at (501) 414-6475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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