- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York has announced receiving $5.4 million in federal AmeriCorps funding for programs at 19 municipalities and nonprofits to help children, struggling veterans, homebound seniors and others.

A state commission will administer the grants intended for recruiting about 700 people for AmeriCorps projects in their own communities across the state.

According to the governor’s office, a grant of $717,162 to the Greater Oaks Foundation in New York City will improve academic achievement at a charter school serving the Lower East Side and Two Bridges.

Another $431,600 is for a Rochester program to promote adolescent health, childhood literacy, and violence prevention in poverty-stricken areas.

A $406,544 grant to Cradle Beach Camp is intended to improve academic achievement and attendance rates in Buffalo Public Schools.

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