More than a half-million dollars in federal grants is heading to Nebraska. 2nd District Congressman Lee Terry the money will benefit two programs that are headquartered in Omaha.
Terry says College Possible Omaha is receiving $228,000 with 20 AmeriCorps members that will provide services to 500 high school students in the metro area. $111,000 is also set aside for those AmeriCorps volunteers to use as scholarships when the complete their required service.
The Nebraska Economic Opportunity Corps with Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska will receive a grant for $340,686. That money will go to job readiness training and connection services for refugee and immigrants. It will also help low income families, at risk youth and veterans and their families throughout the state. $161,117 was also set aside for AmeriCorps volunteers that complete their terms of service with the program to be used for scholarships.
Congressman Terry says he is a strong supporter of the AmeriCorps in Congress “because I realize the opportunities this program creates for people like our seniors, our veterans, or people who came to our country to realize their share of the American Dream.”