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.
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.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Serve Dc $ 405,000   2022-02-152024-12-31
Government Of Guam- Department Of Administration $ 405,000   2022-01-032024-12-31
Workforce Solutions, New Mexico Department Of $ 405,000   2022-01-012024-12-31
Executive Office Of The State Of Colorado $ 572,542   2022-01-012024-12-31
Community Service, Maine Commission For $ 405,000   2022-01-012024-12-31
University Of Hawaii $ 405,000   2022-01-012024-12-31
Office Of Higher Education $ 405,000   2022-01-012024-12-31
Health And Human Services, Nebraska Department Of $ 405,000   2022-01-012024-12-31
Elementary And Secondary Education, Ri Department Of $ 405,000   2022-01-012024-12-31
Administration, Wisconsin Department Of $ 573,542   2022-01-012024-12-31

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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

Restrictions on use of funds are described in program?s Application Instructions.

Use of funds must be consistent with funded application, and are subject to the Corporation for National and Community Service?s (CNCS's) grants administration laws, regulations and policies.

Applications are limited to State Service Commissions (or approved alternative administrative entities) or partnerships/consortia of State Service Commissions.

All appropriated funds awarded under this program are discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to State or Territory Commissions for national service.

State governments may house or form non-profit organizations as commissions to receive awards.

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

Beneficiary Eligibility

States will benefit. See program?s Application Instructions.


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.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. For final procedures contact the Headquarters Office.

Award Procedures

See program?s Application Instructions for information on award procedures.


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


National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended; Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act., Public Law 111-13.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. The range is from one to two months.


CNCS does not offer an appeals process.


See program?s Application Instructions.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Funding is based on a population based formula mandated by statute. Matching Requirements: Percent: 50%. See program?s Application Instructions. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance is usually awarded for project periods of one year; funding must be obligated during the award project period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


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.


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.


Grant recipients must maintain all grant financial and program records for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final Federal Financial Report 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



(Project Grants) FY 16 $130,613,495; FY 17 est $128,804,807; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range may vary based on annual appropriations and population based formulas. Range has been from $250,000 to $755,810 over the course of the program.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Application Instructions. For detailed information contact the Headquarters Office.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Jill Graham 250 E Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20525 Email: Phone: 2026066905

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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