New Hampshire is getting more than $4 million in AmeriCorps funding. The money is coming from the Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers the federal program and others.
The amount will support 298 AmeriCorps members in the state at City Year New Hampshire; the Student Conservation Association; the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence; the Campus Compact for New Hampshire; the Squam Lakes Association; Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital; and Harbor Homes.
The funding is an increase from last year's amount of $2.9 million. Democratic Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan announced the funding Thursday.
AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans every year in intensive service at places across the country, including nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups.