Corporation for National and Community Service: Overview of Programs and Funding [January 17, 2013]   [open pdf - 286KB]

"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 report compares CNCS funding provided in the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (P.L. 112-10); the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (P.L. 112-74); and the President's Budget Request for FY2013. The NCSA is designed to meet unmet human, educational, environmental, and public safety needs, and to renew an ethic of civic responsibility by encouraging citizens to participate in national service programs. The major programs authorized by NCSA include Learn and Serve America, AmeriCorps State and National Grants, and the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). The NCSA also authorizes the National Service Trust, which funds educational awards for community service participants. A central purpose of the DVSA, which authorizes the Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program and the National Senior Volunteer Corps, is to foster and expand voluntary service in communities while helping the vulnerable, the disadvantaged, the elderly, and the poor. The National Senior Volunteer Corps includes three main programs: the Foster Grandparent Program, the Senior Companion Program, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)."

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