$15.4 million of federal funding is headed to Florida to support K-12 education. That money will be paired with state contributions to support nearly 700 Americorps volunteers in three major Florida cities.
Jacksonville, Orlando and Miami are receiving a large influx of Americorps volunteers for education. Wendy Spencer heads up the Corporation for National and Community Service, or CNCS. Spencer announced Wednesday Volunteer Florida is set to receive $6 million as a part of the federal education grant. Volunteer Florida will announce how it will divvy up that money later on.
Education Commissioner, Pam Stewart, says the partnership will support education programs throughout Florida.