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Apply to be a Minnesota GreenCorps Host Site

by Melissa on February 11th, 2016

mngreencorps2001The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is accepting applications from organizations interested in participating as a host site for the 2016 – 2017 year of the Minnesota GreenCorps program. Applications from eligible organizations interested in hosting Minnesota GreenCorps members are due by 5:00 pm CDT on Friday, March 18, 2016.

About: 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.

More Info: Host site application packets, including a detailed guidance document and the application are available on the Minnesota GreenCorps website. Please direct questions to mngreencorps.pca@state.mn.us.

Eligibility: Eligible organizations include public entities (local, regional, state, tribal), school districts, not for profit institutions of higher education, and 501 ©(3) nonprofit organizations. Organizations may apply for Minnesota GreenCorps members who will serve on projects in the areas of:

  • Air Quality (including Energy Conservation and Green Transportation)
  • Waste Prevention and Recycling
  • Green Infrastructure (including Stormwater Management, Urban Forestry, and Local Foods)
  • Living Green Outreach

Details: The MPCA plans to place up to 40 full-time members with various host sites for the 2016-2017 program year. Members serve approximately 40 hours a week for 11 months beginning in mid to late September 2016 through August 2017.

For more information on the program, including descriptions of host site projects from previous years, please visit http://www.pca.state.mn.us/mngreencorps.

Want to be a GreenCorps member? Member application materials for individuals interested in serving with the program are anticipated to be available online in April.

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