Jacksonville is one of three Florida cities receiving new federal AmeriCorps grants for teacher training.
AmeriCorps announced Wednesday eight Florida education programs will get funding from $5.7 million in competitive grants.
Wendy Spencer is CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the agency that administers AmeriCorps Money. She says two of the eight programs are in Jacksonville.
“With your leaders in Jacksonville I’m real impressed with the AmeriCorps programs in Jacksonville,” Spencer said.