An AmeriCorps Indian Tribes grant of more than $200,000 has been awarded to Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Community Inc. by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
The funds aim to help increase AmeriCorps’ presence on tribal lands locally.
According to the CNCS, this was one of 17 grants made to tribal organizations in 13 states to use national service as a solution to tackle pressing social and economic challenges.
Overall, grants will support 255 AmeriCorps members’ service in tribal communities — the largest number of AmeriCorps members supported through tribal grants in the past decade.
Tribal AmeriCorps members will tutor and mentor