Non-profits in Rhode Island will receive $3.7 million in federal AmeriCorps funding. This year grants will go to several organizations including Teach for America in Rhode Island, City Year Providence, and The Providence Children’s Museum.
Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation announced the grants Monday. At the announcement, Sen. Jack Reed, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman David Cicilline warned that President Donald Trump has threatened to cut funding for programs like AmeriCorps.
Since 1994, more than 4,000 AmeriCorps volunteers have served in Rhode Island, helping provide academic support for low-income students.
The Congressional delegation vowed to defend and preserve AmeriCorps programs.