Details of National Service Funding in the Senate’s Stimulus

Yesterday the Senate passed its version of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; here are the details of funding for national service as detailed in their version.

Nicola Goren, Acting CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, issued this update:

Dear Colleagues,

This afternoon the full Senate passed the American Recovery and
Investment Act by a 61 to 37 vote.  The Senate bill contains $201
million for the Corporation and its programs, broken down as follows:

$160 million for operating expenses, including:

  • Up to $65 million for AmeriCorps State and National grants
  • Not less than $65 million for AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Not less than $13 million for research related to volunteer service
  • $10 million for AmeriCorps NCCC
  • Not less than $6 million for upgrades to information technology
  • $1 million for State Commissions
  • $40 million for the National Service Trust
  • Requires submission of an operating plan prior to making any obligations.

The bill also includes $1 million for the Inspector General.  These provisions are the same as the original Senate bill, with the addition of Inspector General funding.  …Read the text of the legislation, click here or visit the Corporation‘s budget page.

The next step is for members of the House and Senate to meet in a
conference committee to work out differences between the measures, with
the aim of trying to complete work before President’s Day.  We will keep
you posted on further developments.

In Service,

Nicola Goren
Acting CEO
Corporation for National and Community Service

Read more about the version of the bill that passed the House of Representatives on January 29th.

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