WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $3,952,744 has been awarded to the Ohio Community Service Council (OSCC) to bolster local nonprofit, faith-based and community organizations that assist AmeriCorps in supporting education, veterans and military families, public safety, health, and environment issues throughout Ohio.
“AmeriCorps and nonprofit organizations in Ohio volunteer to help their neighbors, support local military families, and educate communities,” Brown said. “Their work is important. That’s why I fought to save these federal resources from the budget chopping block. We cannot afford to turn our back on the communities who need our support the most.”
Recipients, selected through a competitive process, will be announced in the summer.
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve. The Ohio Community Service Council (OCSC) funds Ohio AmeriCorps programs that are meeting the critical needs of Ohioans in key priority areas.