The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is accepting applications from organizations interested in becoming host sites for the 2021-2022 year of the Minnesota GreenCorps program
Applications are due by 5:00pm Central Time on March 16, 2021.
Host site application materials, including the application, detailed guidance document, sample workplan, and sample host site agreement posted online: www.pca.state.mn.us/mngreencorps
Please direct all questions to email@example.com.
What is GreenCorps?
Minnesota GreenCorps is an environmentally focused AmeriCorps program coordinated by the MPCA. AmeriCorps members are placed with eligible host sites around the state to spend a year of service addressing critical environmental issues, while gaining experience and learning valuable job skills.
The MPCA plans to place up to 48 full-time members with various host sites across the state. These members will serve approximately 40 hours a week for 11 months (Sept. 2021 through Aug. 2022).
What do host sites gain?
Since 2009, Minnesota GreenCorps members have served with more than 200 host sites. Many have commented how the program helps increase their ability to roll out new initiatives and accelerate implementation of new ideas in their communities.
- "Minnesota GreenCorps allowed us to coordinate work with multiple departments centered on mutually beneficial goals."
- "GreenCorps members brought insight, energy, and creative input—they are enthusiastic and hardworking… it’s an infusion of people exposed to new ideas and studies who want to test things out."
- "We would not have been able to start this program without the Minnesota GreenCorps member’s service. It would still be an idea we want to implement 'someday.'"
MPCA seeks organizations interested in becoming host sites for the 2021-2022 year. Do you have a project idea for a motivated and capable Minnesota GreenCorps member to take on?
The City of Rochester hosted a MN GreenCorps member, who helped the city with energy benchmarking and engaging the community on water issues, particularly chloride reduction.
CentraCare Health is a not-for-profit health care system serving more than 800,000 people throughout central Minnesota, and has hosted three GreenCorps members.
Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota is a nonprofit operating throughout Minnesota. "Being a GreenCorps host site has been amazing... if you're on the fence for applying for a host site, you should definitely do it!”
Mississippi Park Connection is the nonprofit partner of Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, the Twin Cities’ local National Park.
Minnesota GreenCorps members have great stories to tell. Learn more about this year's group serving with host organizations at sites around the state to address critical environmental issues while gaining green job skills.