Chattanooga, TN – According to the state officials, these grants will empower more than 830 AmeriCorps members in Tennessee.

Each program recruits members dedicated to tackling critical challenges within the state, including providing tutoring and mentoring for students, delivering health services, restoring the environment, increasing economic opportunities, and recruiting and managing volunteers.

Out of the $557 million awarded in AmeriCorps State and National federal funding, Volunteer Tennessee has received $8.14 million to support nonprofit organizations and public agencies across the state.

AmeriCorps’ funding model effectively maximizes federal investment by leveraging an additional $18 million from the private sector, foundations, and other sources.

The grants awarded will support AmeriCorps members in all three regions of Tennessee, including Teach for America, Martha O’Bryan Center, Emerald Youth Foundation, and Bridges USA.