Commission Investment Fund

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is seeking to expand the capacity (knowledge, skills, and resources) of State Service Commissions and Alternative Administrative Entities in priority performance areas through the Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Commission Investment Funds.

funds support CNCS?s overall approach to help commissions implement their duties as required by the National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended.

With this grant program, CNCS is particularly interested in activities that will forge new collaborations and partnerships or develop new skills and knowledge to produce significant and demonstrable improvements within the one-year grant period.

The Commission Investment Funds may be used to support: commission staffing and staff development in priority performance areas; training events; and collaborative activities.

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 $ 187,047   2022-02-152024-12-31
Executive Office Of The State Of Colorado $ 168,609   2022-01-012024-12-31
Workforce Solutions, New Mexico Department Of $ 164,859   2022-01-012024-12-31
Office Of Higher Education $ 164,949   2022-01-012024-12-31
Health And Human Services, Nebraska Department Of $ 149,278   2022-01-012024-12-31
University Of Hawaii $ 149,278   2022-01-012024-12-31
Governors Office Of Volunteer Services $ 149,278   2022-01-012024-12-31
Wv Commission For National And Community Service $ 149,278   2022-01-012024-12-31
Utah Commission On Volunteers $ 168,609   2022-01-012024-12-31
Administration, Wisconsin Department Of $ 168,609   2022-01-012024-12-31

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are used to improve commission service delivery to national service programs.

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

Use of funds must be consistent with funded application, and are subject to the 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

See program?s Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States will benefit.


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

Award Procedures

See program?s Notice of Funding Opportunity and 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.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days.


CNCS does not offer an appeals process.


See program's Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Statutory Formula: Funding is on a sliding scale based on the number of AmeriCorps State and National members enrolled in the state in a prior year. This program has no matching requirements. 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 three or more 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


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 (FFRs).

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

CNCS and its award recipients are required to practice risk-based monitoring and routine field and desk-based oversight of all project/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 (Discretionary)) FY 16 $5,784,993; FY 17 est $7,301,255; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range may vary based on annual appropriations and number of AmeriCorps members. Range has been from $90,090 to $159,261.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Ruth Lampi 250 E Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20525 Email: Phone: 2026063915

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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