Chautauqua County Volunteer Program Receives $75,000 Federal Grant

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JAMESTOWN – A program aimed at helping connect retired Chautauqua County residents to volunteer opportunities has received federal funding.

Congressman Tom Reed (R) says the Chautauqua County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, also known as RSVP, will receive a three-year $75,000 AmeriCorps grant.

“We were proud to secure additional funding for this program, which will support critical activities such as food pantry programs; educational services; financial literacy initiatives, and other local economic development programs,” said Reed in a statement. “We will continue to push for fair access to federal funding for our local charities and volunteer programs like Chautauqua County RSVP.”

The project utilizes over 400 volunteers ages 55 and up to improve the lives of seniors, strengthen the community and foster civic engagement by giving back to the communities where they live.


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