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H.R. 1388 – The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act

The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act provides legislative authorization for the Volunteers for Prosperity program (VfP). VfP was created in 2003 by Executive Order to promote the voluntary service of Americans abroad. VfP provides volunteers with stipends to cover travel and living expenses. The bill creates an “Office of Volunteers for Prosperity” (VfP) within the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), establishes a set of program objectives addressing a range of health care challenges in developing countries, and authorizes $10 million for 2010.

Learn more about the act here (GovTrack). 

Read the full text of the bill here.

Learn more about “Volunteers for Prosperity” here.  

Vist the “Volunteers for Prosperity” website here. 

Read the USAID press release on the President’s signing of the act here.

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