Rebuilding Together Receives $781,697 National AmeriCorps Grant

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Rebuilding Together Receives $781,697 National AmeriCorps Grant

Funding will support 87 AmeriCorps members at 28 local Rebuilding Together affiliates across the nation
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 2:30pm

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WASHINGTON, July 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Rebuilding Together has received a $781,697 AmeriCorps grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to support 87 AmeriCorps members who will provide critical support to our mission of transforming the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing their communities. This grant will support AmeriCorps members in 28 cities and 19 states across the country.

“Our AmeriCorps members are a tremendous resource to our entire affiliate network,” said Caroline Blakely, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “These individuals provide mission-critical services to Rebuilding Together affiliates across the country, and help serve the needs of thousands of homeowners, families and community members every year. Their dedication to national service is inspiring to everyone involved with our organization.”

In addition to the grant funding, CNCS will make available $347,655 in education scholarships for the AmeriCorps members funded by these grants to help pay for college, vocational training, or pay back student loans.  After completing 1,700 hours of service, AmeriCorps members earn an education award of $5,775.

AmeriCorps operates as a public-private partnership that leverages significant amounts of outside resources to stretch the federal dollar and increase community impact. AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 members in intensive service annually to serve through nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations at more than 21,000 locations across the country. These members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. 

“AmeriCorps members make a powerful impact on the toughest challenges facing our nation,” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. “As they serve others, AmeriCorps members will also expand opportunity for themselves - gaining skills and experience to jumpstart their careers. We congratulate Rebuilding Together for their strong application, and thank all AmeriCorps members for their service.”

Since 1994, 980,000 AmeriCorps members have given more than 1.3 billion hours of service to their country, earning more than $3 billion in education scholarships. Later this year, the one millionth AmeriCorps member will take the AmeriCorps pledge, committing to “get things done” for America. 

About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together works to strengthen the lives of our most vulnerable communities by providing low-income homeowners with critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades. Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects each year. We believe that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home. As we help to stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods across the country, our lasting impact extends beyond each home. Learn more and get involved at

About AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, and leads the President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit


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