Fellowship Cup to Receive Over $22,000

Written by on February 3, 2014 in News

Loebsack Announces More than $100,000 to Promote Service Among Seniors in Iowa

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that three organizations in Iowa have received a total of $103,390 from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s (CNCS) 2014 Senior Corps Retired Senior Volunteer Project (RSVP) grant program. RSVP is a national program that uses the skills, talents, and experience of thousands of Americans age 55 and older to engage older Americans in volunteer opportunities across the country. These grants were competitively awarded.

“Iowans know first-hand the impact that dedicated volunteers can have on a community,” said Congressman Loebsack. “Our state ranks third in the nation for volunteering, and this funding will provide opportunities for seniors to utilize the skills and wisdom earned from a lifetime of experience to benefit the community.”

Details of the grants follow.

Jasper County Agricultural Extension District (Newton), $23,753 to provide support and/or facilitate access to services and resources that contribute to improved educational outcomes for economically disadvantaged people, especially children, and for children with special and/or exceptional needs.

The Fellowship Cup (Mount Pleasant), $22,537 to provide support and/or facilitate access to services and resources that contribute to improved educational outcomes for economically disadvantaged people, especially children, and for children with special and/or exceptional needs.

United Way of Wapello County (Monroe and Wapello Counties), $33,601 to support and/or facilitate access to services and resources that contribute to the improved economic well-being and security of economically disadvantaged people.

United Way of Wapello County (Fairfield and Jefferson County) $24,499 to support and/or facilitate access to services and resources that contribute to the improved economic well-being and security of economically disadvantaged people.

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