FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 16, 2022
AmeriCorps Press Office
Each report details dollars invested and number of AmeriCorps members serving in communities nationwide
WASHINGTON, D.C.— AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, released today the 2022 National Service Reports which calculate the financial investments made by AmeriCorps in states and territories across the nation. These profiles paint a complete picture of the location of national service projects in states, as well as how many AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers are serving at each site.
These state reports demonstrate the scope of AmeriCorps’ presence throughout the nation with programs in more than 40,000 locations spanning urban, rural, and tribal communities. AmeriCorps members and volunteers are placed at nonprofit, faith-based, municipal and community-based organizations. The top five states that received 2021 AmeriCorps funding include California ($163.7 million), Texas ($72.9 million), New York ($68 million), Minnesota ($64.8 million) and Florida ($60.7 million).
The data represents national service activity completed between January 29, 2021, and January 28, 2022. The 2022 National Service Reports also include any awarded federal American Rescue Plan funding, except match replacement funds secured by the awarded organization.
The Biden-Harris administration’s American Rescue Plan invested an additional $1 billion in the agency, allowing AmeriCorps to allocate more funding directly into at-risk communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the start of the pandemic, AmeriCorps members have assisted more than 12.3 million Americans, including providing support for testing and vaccination efforts, assisting food banks, and helping students stay on track in school. Each year, more than 250,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs, help communities and families impacted by COVID-19, connect veterans to services, fight the opioid epidemic, help seniors live independently, rebuild communities after disasters, and lead conservation and climate change efforts.
To view the 2022 National Service Reports by state, visit Americorps.gov/impact.
AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteerism and national service, provides opportunities for Americans to serve their country domestically, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement. Each year, the agency invests more than $800 million in grants for local nonprofit, community, tribal, and state organizations; places more than 250,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in intensive service roles; and empowers millions more to serve as long-term, short-term, or one-time volunteers. Learn more at americorps.gov.
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