Operation AmeriCorps

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is seeking to partner with localities to use national service as the transformative catalyst to address a pressing problem.

Tribal and local leaders (a mayor or other chief executive) will identify a high priority local challenge which

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AmeriCorps members from all three streams of service?AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps NCCC, and AmeriCorps VISTA?can holistically address in a relatively short period of time (no more than two years).

The solution must be place-based and ambitious in order to succeed in the competition.

The solution may be a new initiative, or it may use national service to scale up an existing successful effort.
Related Programs94.003 State Commissions; 94.006 AmeriCorps; 94.013 Volunteers in Service to AmericaExamples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: Please see the transparency section of www.nationalservice.gov for examples of previously funded projects.

Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Grants for this Program


Agency - Corporation for National and Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service is the nation's largest grant-maker supporting service and volunteering. Through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America programs, the Corporation is a catalyst for change and offers every American a chance to contribute through service and volunteering.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

CNCS maintains regional offices in most States.

Refer to the CNCS website for address and contact information.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Utah Commision On Service & Volunteerism $ 484,619   2015-10-012017-12-31
Economic Development, Iowa Department Of $ 119,634   2015-07-012017-08-31
Osage Nation $ 384,604   2015-07-012017-08-21
Health & Human Services, Michigan Department Of $ 729,908   2015-08-172017-08-16
Florida Commision On Community Service $ 1,126,425   2015-06-012017-07-31
Executive Office Of The State Of Arizona $ 316,472   2015-08-012017-07-31
Children & Family Services, New York Office Of $ 2,685,621   2015-05-182017-07-31
Public Health, Illinois Department Of $ 874,102   2015-07-012017-07-31
Rhode Island Commission For National And Community Service $ 204,305   2015-07-062017-07-05
Executive Office Of The State Of California $ 106,892   2015-07-012017-06-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Ten Operation AmeriCorps programs continue in Fiscal Year 2016 using AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps State and National, and AmeriCorps NCCC members to accomplish program goals. Priority 1 grantees work on a transformational project that uses a national service solution to ensure that every high school senior has a career or educational opportunity upon high school graduation. Using AmeriCorps as the catalyst to engage the whole community, the goal is for every graduating high school senior to participate in one of the following five options following high school graduation: ? Further education, including at two- or four-year colleges ? Military service ? National service in AmeriCorps ? Employment ? A paid internship, a registered apprenticeship, or job training program. Priority 2 grantees work on transformational projects that address any of CNCS?s six focus areas: economic opportunity, education, disaster services, veterans and military families, healthy futures, or environmental stewardship. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

See program?s Notice of Federal Funding.

Restrictions on use of funds are described in the program?s Notice of Federal Funding.

Use of funds must be consistent with the funded application, and are subject to CNCS?s grants administration laws, regulations, and policies.

All appropriated funds awarded under this program are discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

See program?s Notice of Federal Funding.

Beneficiary Eligibility

See program?s Notice of Federal Funding.

Credentials/Documentation

Various records and forms required for first time applicants, as well as a copy of the applicant's last audit may be requested. First time applicants must certify financial systems. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. See program?s Notice of Federal Funding and application instructions for information on other application procedures.

Award Procedures

See program?s Notice of Federal Funding and application instructions for information on other application procedures.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended, Public Law 101-610, 104 Stat. 3127, 42 U.S.C 12501 et seq.; Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, Public Law 111-13, 123 Stat. 1460, 42 U.S.C 12501 note.; Domestic Volunteer Act of 1973, as amended, Public Law 93-113, 42 U.S.C 4950 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines. See program?s Notice of Federal Funding.

Appeals

CNCS does not offer an appeals process.

Renewals

From 30 to 60 days. See program?s Notice of Federal Funding.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Regulation §2521.35-2521.90. Matching Requirements: See program?s Notice of Federal Funding for matching information. This program does not have MOE requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance is usually awarded for project periods of two years; funding must be obligated during the award project period and liquidated by the end of the closeout period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

Cash management reports are required.

CNCS uses the US HHS Payment Management System for payments and cash management reporting.

Progress reporting requirements are described in the awarded grant terms and conditions or provisions.

CNCS collects Federal Financial Reports (FFR).

FFRs are collected electronically by the HHS Payment Management System for CNCS.

CNCS and its grant recipients are required to practice risk-based monitoring and routine field and desk-based oversight of all grant awards and expenditures.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. CNCS grants are subject to audit by CNCS employees, the CNCS Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office, and auditors contracted by CNCS.

Records

Grant recipients must maintain all grant financial and program records for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final FFR for the award. This includes but is not limited to all financial records including receipts, disbursements, and vouchers for federal and non-federal costs; time cards, copies of all contracts, personnel records, and job descriptions; program execution and performance records, criminal history checks, and similar records to reflect all activities and spending performed under the award. Note that all individuals receiving a salary, living allowance, stipend, National Trust Education Award or similar compensation through a national service program funded by CNCS must first clear a National Service Criminal History Check and those check records must be maintained within grant records.

Financial Information

Account Identification

95-2720-0-1-506.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $4,600,019; FY 17 Estimate Not Available; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

See program?s Notice of Federal Funding for matching information.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Please contact CNCS Headquarters for Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. CNCS maintains regional offices in most States. Refer to the CNCS website for address and contact information.

Headquarters Office

Patricia Stengel 250 E St SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20525 Email: pstengel@cns.gov Phone: 2026066745

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposal selection criteria are described in the program?s Notice of Federal Funding.



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