Kentucky has received just under five million dollars in AmeriCorps grants to fund community and social services projects across the commonwealth.
The Governor’s Office reports that the $4.8 million will go to organizations that work with children, the homeless, drug addicts and victims of domestic violence.
About $850,000 will go to the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky for the construction and renovation of transitional housing. Just under $800,000 will go to operation UNITE for math tutoring and drug abuse prevention. Teach for America in Hazard and the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association will also get funds.
About 9,100 Kentuckians have enrolled in AmeriCorps since the program began 20 years ago.