Corporation for National and Community Service: Overview of Programs and FY 2011 Funding [August 5, 2011]   [open pdf - 272KB]

"The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is an independent federal agency that administers the programs authorized by two statutes: the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (NCSA; P.L. 101-610), as amended, and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (DVSA; P.L. 93-113), as amended. NCSA and DVSA programs were amended and reauthorized through FY2014 by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act (P.L. 111-13). The Serve America Act was signed by President Obama on April 21, 2009, and was effective on October 1, 2009. This report first provides an overview of each NCSA and DVSA program and then provides information on programmatic changes made by P.L. 111-13. […] The National Senior Volunteer Corps includes three main programs: the Foster Grandparents Program, the Senior Companion Program, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). Appropriations for the DVSA and the NCSA programs are made annually through the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (Labor-HHS-ED). Signed into law on April 15, 2011, the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, FY2011 (P.L. 112-10), provided $1,075.6 million for CNCS, which includes a 0.2% mandatory across the board rescission. The FY2011 amount is approximately $340 million less than the FY2011 President's request of $1,415.6 million and $74.1 million less than the FY2010 enacted amount of $1,149.7 million. The FY2012 President's request is $1,257.9 million, which is $182.3 million more than the FY2011 amount. This report will be updated as warranted by legislative developments."

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