Volunteer Iowa announced today it has approved $13.3 million in federal and state AmeriCorps funding that will leverage private and local funding to support 1,040 AmeriCorps members. Among the largest single grants were more than $1.8 million to United Way of Central Iowa for its Iowa Reading Corps PreK AmeriCorps program, and more than $1.04 million to EMBARC [Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy & Resource Center] for its Refugee RISE AmeriCorps program. With these awards, Iowa will now have over 1,600 AmeriCorps members serving Iowa-based organizations, and more than 7,300 National Service positions. A full list of the grant recipients can be found here. Organizations are currently recruiting for AmeriCorps members to begin service this fall. Iowans interested in serving in AmeriCorps can learn more here.