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Souris Basin Community Builder Program

To better meet the needs of our region and rural communities, SBPC launched the Souris Basin Community Builder Program in 2019 to develop sustainable strategies and programming that will strengthen communities by increasing the capacity of North Dakota's public and nonprofit organizations.

As the programs first pilot initiative, SBPC will serve as an intermediary sponsor to support the AmeriCorps VISTA and the North Dakota AmeriCorps member programs. Program priorities include expanding economic opportunity, healthy futures and education to area, non-profit partners. The overall goal is to help communities alleviate poverty and provide a better quality of life for residents.

SBPC is excited about this unique opportunity to partner and collaborate with area non-profits to develop strategies to better serve the residents of North Dakota. Through this initiative, SBPC hopes to expand the capability of the Souris Basin Community Builder Program to further serve North Dakota communities and residents.

AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering, service, and civic engagement. CNCS engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation’s volunteer and service efforts. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.

AmeriCorps State grants provide assistance to programs to recruit, train, and supervise AmeriCorps members meeting critical community needs in the areas of education, disaster services, health, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, and service to veterans and military families. Grant applicants design service activities for a team of members serving full- or part-time for one year or during the summer.