Center on Aging receives AmeriCorps planning grant

The University of Maine Center on Aging will receive a planning grant of $49,971 to support development of a competitive grant proposal to be submitted to AmeriCorps in 2020–21, according to Volunteer Maine, the state service commission.

With this award, the center will lead community partners in a 10-month collaboration intended to facilitate design of a tailored program that aligns with AmeriCorps values while meeting regional needs. Project partners will host five AmeriCorps members who will facilitate long-term COVID-19 recovery response by providing direct service and building capacity in select rural Maine communities.  

A total of nearly $142,000 was awarded to the Center on Aging and two other Maine nonprofits to support AmeriCorps proposal development activities, including funding for the Town of Van Buren and Penquis Community Action Program.  Six other Maine organizations will receive awards intended to support new community-strengthening initiatives and to sustain established Americorps programs. 

More information about Volunteer Maine and the Center on Aging is available online.