Volunteer Generation Fund

The Volunteer Generation Fund will increase the number of people who serve in meaningful roles as volunteers dedicated to addressing important needs in communities across America.

More specifically, the Fund will support efforts that expand the capacity of volunteer connector organizations to

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recruit,manage, support and retain individuals to serve in high quality assignments, including those that are aligned with special days of service such as Martin Luther King, Jr.

Day and the 9-11 Day of Service and Remembrance.

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 - None.

Not Applicable.

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Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Competition is limited to state service commissions (or approved alternative administrative entities) or partnerships/consortia of state service commissions.

Commissions that receive funding through the Volunteer Generation Fund may directly carry out the activities supported under the award, or may carry out the activity by making sub grants to community-based entities.

Must be used for the program and activities identified in the funded grant application.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Use of assistance must be consistent with funded approved grant application.

Beneficiary Eligibility

N/A.

Credentials/Documentation

See application requirements found in notice of funding availability and application instructions. OMB Circular No. A-87 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

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.

Award Procedures

Financial draw downs through HHS.

Deadlines

Mar 25, 2010 to May 18, 2010

Authorization

Edward M.Kennedy Serve America Act.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

Other - Not Specified.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title I, Chapter Subtitle H, Part Sec. 1808 Clearinghouses, Subpart Sec. 198P Volunteer Generation Fund, Public Law Kennedy Serve America Act. N/A.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 20.%. 30% matching requirement in second year
40% matching requirement in third year
50% matching requirement in fourth year and each year thereafter.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Three year grant period; contingent annually upon availability of funds from Congressional appropriations. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Financial draw downs through HHS.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Semi Annual Project Progress Reports.

Quarterly Federal Financial Reports.

Semi Annual Performance Measurement Reporting Required.

Audits

No audits are required for this program.

Records

Not Applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification

95-2728-0-1-506.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $4,000,000; FY 11 est $10,000,000 - N/A.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Minimum Award of $75,000; no maximum award level established.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Notice of Fund Availability

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Not Applicable.

Headquarters Office

Malcolm F. Coles, 10 Causeway St.Suite 473, Boston, Massachusetts 02222 Email: mcoles@cns.gov Phone: (617) 565-7001.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Program Design 35%
Organizational Capability 50%
Budget Adequacy and Cost-Effectiveness 15%.



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