Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act

Text and Resources

April 21, 2009

Website Link  http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_public_laws&docid=f:publ013.111.pdf

The Serve America Act was signed into law on April 21, 2009.  It grows the number of Americorps volunteers nationwide to 250,000, up from 75,000, and establishes four new service corps to address key needs in low income communities: a Clean Energy Corps to encourage energy efficiency and conservation; an Education Corps to help increase student engagement, achievement and graduation; a Healthy Futures Corps to improve health care access; and a Veterans Service Corps to enhance services for veterans.

It also creates a community solutions funds grant pilot program that uses nonprofit agencies to address local and community service needs and an Innovation Fellowships Pilot Program to develop innovative nonprofit organizations to address local challenges.

For more information, please visit the House Education and Labor Committee's website.