- Associated Press - Sunday, June 19, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Six community service organizations in Rhode Island are slated to receive a total of $2.2 million in federal funding.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced the funding on Friday in Central Falls for members of AmeriCorps.

Serve Rhode Island, which administers the state’s AmeriCorps program, will receive about $650,000 to award grants to nonprofits and government agencies to respond to local needs.

City Year Providence will receive about $725,000 to support 60 AmeriCorps members providing academic and youth development services in public schools.

The Learning Community, NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, Brown University and Providence Children’s Museum were also awarded funding.

Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, says it’s a smart federal investment because the grants will enable these organizations to help youth and families in need and disadvantaged students.

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