The Edmond Sun

July 5, 2013

Application for Americorps disaster relief funds


Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — The Oklahoma In Action-AmeriCorps program has funds available for agencies directly involved with disaster relief efforts from the  severe weather that recently impacted Oklahoma. The OK In Action program has been awarded supplemental disaster relief funds to form a Disaster Cadre of AmeriCorps members specifically serving at non profits assisting with relief efforts.

The Oklahoma In Action program works to end poverty by partnering with state and local non profits to provide services in the area of economic opportunity, food security and general capacity building.

Agencies may apply for up to five full-time equivalent AmeriCorps members to assist with volunteer recruitment and management, resource referrals, and other direct services.

Applicants must be a non profit or public agency and provide a minimum of the following:

• $700 cash match per 300-hour AmeriCorps member;

• $3,000 cash match per 900-hour member; or

• $5,000 cash match per 1,700-hour member

Applications are due by 5 p.m. July 19. To receive a copy of the application, email Paula Wackenheim at pwackenheim@okamericorps.com or call 858-7278.