AmeriCorps VISTA Training & Logistics Support

To provide training and technical assistance to the AmeriCorps VISTA program in the professional development of its members and supervisory staff at community-based organizations and agencies.

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
Afya, Inc. $ 13,675,044   2013-07-262016-03-31
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Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Cooperative agreements will support the VISTA program in training VISTA members, and their supervisors, prior to service.

This assistance includes travel arrangement, fingerprinting for criminal history background checks, contracting hotels for lodging and training rooms, on site logistical support, development of training-support materials, server maintenance, communication strategies, and evaluation.

Assistance must be consistent with approved purposes.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The use of this cooperative agreement is limited to overall support of VISTA Training.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Any US Citizen or legal resident, 18 years of age or older, with no history of crime against a minor, is eligible to serve as a VISTA member and therefore be trained through the assistance of this cooperative agreement. Equally any organization whose mission is to eradicate poverty in the US may apply to 'sponsor' a VISTA member or members, and as such is eligible to be trained through assistance of this cooperative agreement.


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 required.

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. Contact CNCS for application procedures.

Award Procedures

The cooperative agreement shall be awarded by CNCS and its program AmeriCorps VISTA. Pre-award negotiations are usually held.


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


Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, as amended, Title 1, Part A, Public Law 93-113, 42 U.S.C 4951-4960.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.


From 30 to 60 days. CNCS does not offer an appeals process.


From 30 to 60 days. Renewals are subject to performance, continuing need, and the availability of funds.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Award is for two (2) years in one year increments. Funds must be expended during the grant period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


Reports shall be submitted in accordance with the terms of the cooperative agreement and as required by law.

HHS Payment Management System collects quarterly cash transaction reports on behalf of CNCS.

Progress reports shall be submitted in accordance with the terms of the cooperative agreement and as required by law.

Federal Financial Reports are required as specified in the award grant provisions.

AmeriCorps VISTA will monitor all training events and review financial reports per event, monitor materials development and related expenditure per product and/or quarterly.


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.


Records shall be maintained in accordance with the terms of the cooperative agreement and as required by law.

Financial Information

Account Identification

95-2728-1-2-000 - AmeriCorps VISTA.


(Salaries) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - Currently not active.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Currently not active.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Contact CNCS for guidelines.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Patrick Triano 250 E Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20525 Email: Phone: 202-606-6816 Fax: 202-606-3475

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

CNCS will assess the VISTA Training & Logistical Support proposals for quality of design/strategy, organizational capacity, and cost-effectiveness.

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