Applications from eligible organizations interested in hosting Minnesota GreenCorps members are due by 5 p.m., Friday, March 17, 2017.
Host site application packets, including a detailed guidance document and the application, are available on MPCA's host site application webpage.
What do host sites gain?
Host sites can get a great deal of benefit from GreenCorps members, who are bright, motivated, energetic and capable.
The City of Hutchinson host site shares some thoughts on the value Minnesota GreenCorps brought to its organization, and advice for those considering being a host site in the future.
"Our experiences with Minnesota GreenCorps have allowed us to coordinate work with multiple departments centered on mutually beneficial goals." Read more about the city's experience: Host site: City of Hutchinson.
What is GreenCorps?
Minnesota GreenCorps is an environmentally focused AmeriCorps program coordinated by the MPCA, which places AmeriCorps members with organizations around the state to spend a year of service addressing critical environmental issues, while gaining experience and learning valuable job skills.
Eligible organizations include public entities (local, regional, state, tribal), school districts, not for profit institutions of higher education, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
Organizations may apply for Minnesota GreenCorps members who will serve on projects in these areas:
- Air quality (including energy conservation and green transportation)
- Waste prevention and recycling
- Green infrastructure (including local foods, stormwater management, and urban forestry)
- Living green outreach
The MPCA plans to place up to 40 full-time members with various host sites for the 2017-2018 program year. Members serve approximately 40 hours a week for 11 months beginning in mid- to late September 2017 through August 2018.
Operation of the 2017-2018 program year is contingent on receiving funds. Confirmation of funding may not be available prior to the application deadline.
For more information
For more information on the program, including descriptions of host site projects from previous years, please visit www.pca.state.mn.us/mngreencorps.