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Rounds Announces Federal Funding for AmeriCorps in South Dakota

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today announced that South Dakota will receive a total of $653,857 in continued funding for AmeriCorps programs within the state.

Teach for America South Dakota in Mission, S.D. and Red Cloud Indian School, Inc. in Pine Ridge, S.D. will both receive grant funding to support approximately 65 AmeriCorps members as part of the AmeriCorps State and National Grant Competition for fiscal year 2021.

“For over a decade, AmeriCorps members have helped promote college-readiness and improve learning outcomes for Native students in South Dakota,” Rounds said. “AmeriCorps members work individually with students to help them excel at school and at home. These dollars are going to help improve student achievement in some of the most underserved schools in South Dakota. I am pleased to see these successful programs receive funding to continue operating on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge reservations.”

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