- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says 110 AmeriCorps members will serve with over 75 organizations in the state.

Shumlin announced Wednesday the state has received $1.2 million from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The AmeriCorps members will tackle challenges in Vermont that include supporting veterans and military families, preserving the environment, assisting low-income Vermonters in securing and maintaining safe, affordable housing.

Members will also work on increasing cultural competence and inclusion, and providing early childhood education.

The Vermont AmeriCorps positions are among $205 million in grants across the country that will allow more than 43,000 Americans to serve as AmeriCorps members.

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