MNUDL Is An AmeriCorps Volunteer Generation Fund Grantee

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MNUDL is thrilled to be a grantee of the AmeriCorps Volunteer Generation Fund – our first federal grant!

This grant makes it possible for us to hire a full-time volunteer coordinator, provide meals to judges during trainings, give Uber rides for judges who need transportation, and much more. This grant helps us diversify our volunteer pool, ensuring our students are connecting with caring adults and learning from people who reflect their communities.

As an AmeriCorps grantee, MNUDL is obligated to follow various federal policies. In accordance with the AmeriCorps Program Civil Rights and Non-Harassment Policy (11/7/23), MNUDL will follow non-discrimination policies affecting the following federally protected classes or actions:

• Race
• Color
• National origin
• Gender/gender identity or expression/sex
• Age
• Religion
• Sexual orientation
• Disability
• Political affiliation
• Marital or parental status
• Reprisal
• Genetic information
• Military service
• Pregnancy
• Submission of a complaint

Please find more relevant information on the Civil Rights for Employees, Service Members, and Volunteers page, including instructions for how to file related complaints.

Note that any individual who will be paid through this grant, including full-time staff, liaisons, and family/recruiter captains, must consent to the National Service Criminal History Check required by federal law. Three checks are required for individuals required to comply with NSCHC:

  • National Sex Offender Public Website nationwide check;
  • state of residence and state of service criminal history check(s); and
  • FBI fingerprint-based check.

More details can be found on the AmeriCorps NSCHC page.

Do you have any additional questions, including but not limited to

  • Accessibility measures available for those with impaired vision or hearing?
  • Availability of compliance history information?
  • Procedures for filing discrimination complaints with AmeriCorps?
  • Civil rights requirements, complaint procedures and the rights of beneficiaries?
  • Clarification on nondiscrimination requirements?

Please reach out to for more information!

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To learn more about how you can get your workplace involved in supporting the Minnesota Urban Debate League, email Amy Cram Helwich, Executive Director:

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