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Thursday May 28th, 2015 4:03AM

GA AmeriCorps groups split $3.4 million in grants

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) -- Gov. Nathan Deal says more than $3.4 million in funding will be split among more than a dozen Georgia AmeriCorps organizations working to meet local education, health, environmental needs and more.<br /> <br /> Deal says the money is meant to help 690 AmeriCorps members in 15 organizations "to better meet local needs, leaving a positive and lasting impact on the state." Deal says the Corporation for National and Community Service is providing the funding.<br /> <br /> Officials say Teach For America-Atlanta, United Way of Metro Atlanta, Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta, and the Jekyll Island State Park Authority are among recipients of the grant support.
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