Funds Grow For Volunteer Efforts

New Mexico – The New Mexico Commission for Community Volunteerism says its federal funding for such efforts will more than double this year to about $3.2 million.

The commission's executive director, Gregory Webb, says the money will mean more volunteers in the field in New Mexico.

The commission oversees AmeriCorps and other federal volunteer programs in New Mexico and administers grants to nonprofit and educational programs throughout the state.

More than 6,300 New Mexico residents have served with AmeriCorps since 1994.

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