Labor and Economic Opportunity
The Michigan Community Service Commission announced $200,000 in grant awards to nonprofit organizations to aid COVID-19 response and recovery.
The Michigan Community Service Commission will partner with 13 organizations to launch the Michigan Community Resilience Program. The initiative will focus on making an impact during the COVID-19 response and recovery by expanding volunteerism and increasing the efficiency, effectiveness and geographic reach of organizations throughout the state.
The program will provide:
"We want to tap into Michigander's grit and determination to help others and start a volunteer movement," said Michigan Community Service Commission Executive Director Ginna Holmes. "We want to ensure we collaborate across the state and that organizations have the tools and resources to support local efforts."
The funding for this program comes through a Volunteer Generation Fund grant from AmeriCorps. The Michigan Community Service Commission received $2,222,811 in federal funds over three years to support volunteerism in Michigan.