State Commissions

To develop a State plan; to assist States in the application process; and to provide oversight of funded AmeriCorps programs within each State.

The funds enable States to form a 15 to 25 member, independent, bipartisan commission appointed by a governor to implement service programs in their State.

Examples of Funded Projects

Funds are given to State commissions.

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 the Corporation for National and Community Service's listing in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Program Accomplishments

Examples are not currently available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are used to operate a commission to oversee service programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State governments, District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States will benefit.



Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

State commission administrative grant proposals must be submitted to the Corporation.

Award Procedures

For final procedures contact the Headquarters Office.


Contact the Corporation for deadline dates.


National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

The range is from one to two months.




Renewals are annual.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Cost-sharing is involved over time. The amount varies from year to year.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Time frames have not been established.

Post Assistance Requirements


Financial status reports and reports of accomplishments are required.


Audit must be performed as required by the Law.


Required records to will be spelled out in the individual grant.

Financial Information

Account Identification



FY 07 $12,516,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

From $125,000 to $750,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

For detailed information contact the Headquarters Office.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See the Corporation for National and Community Service's listing in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Corporation for National and Community Service, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525. Telephone: (202) 606-6715.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Governors must request funding and work directly with the Corporation. For more details, contact the Corporation.

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