Dingell Announces $230,000 for Climate Corps in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 10, 2023
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) today announced that the city of Ann Arbor will receive $229,060 to support 10 AmeriCorps members who will implement neighborhood-focused decarbonization and resilience-building initiatives in the city. These AmeriCorps members will be responsible for educating 1,000 individuals, with 700 individuals committing to engage in city decarbonization programs and 500 individuals committing to take an action to reduce climate pollution in their homes, and improve stewardship of 150 acres of public land in underserved neighborhoods.
"AmeriCorps members are leading the fight for the betterment of our country through service and volunteer work," said Dingell. "I am excited for the City of Ann Arbor to receive this funding to further their decarbonization efforts and other climate initiatives, and I’m proud that our city continues to be a leader in the fight against global climate change."
Michigan will receive more than $13 million total in funding from AmeriCorps’ FY2023 State and National Grant Awards to conserve public lands, support students of all ages, initiate decarbonization education, assist the homeless community, provide resources for medically underserved people to address barriers to care, engage in water crisis recovery programs, and support local police through volunteer engagement. For more information about the grant funding, click here.