Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee announced West Virginia was granted more than $5,000,000 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service.
The Appalachian Forest Heritage Area (AFHA) was granted $512,000 of those funds to continue working with AmeriCorps in rural communities. Organization officials said the work AmeriCorps does in communities throughout the state is a much-needed resource.
“This gives us such an opportunity for a rural community or a community without a lot of resources. This brings so much talent and young enthusiasm,” said AFHA AmeriCorps Program Director Phyllis Baxter.
The AFHA employs 40 AmeriCorps members and is actively seeking more members. For more information, visit AFHA online.