CNCS and National Service Programs Receive $21 Million Increase in End-of-Year Bipartisan Spending Bill

Exciting news! On Friday, December 20, President Trump signed two spending packages totaling $1.4 trillion, averting a government shutdown at the last minute after members of Congress worked diligently to reach bipartisan agreements on Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 funding levels. The bills included all 12 annual appropriations bills for the 2020 fiscal year that started October 1, including the Labor-HHS-Education bill that provides funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and its programs.

We are thrilled to report that CNCS will receive $1.104 billion, a $21 million increase over the previous year.

Here is the funding breakdown:
  • $428.5 million for AmeriCorps State /National - $3.5 million increase
  • $17.538 million for State Commissions
  • $6.4 million for the Volunteer Generation Fund - $1 million increase
  • $208.3  million for the National Service Trust Fund - $1.5 million increase
  • $32.5 million for NCCC - $500K increase
  • $93.3 million for VISTA - $1 million increase
  • $118.8 million for Foster Grandparents - $7.9 million increase
  • $50.8 million for Senior Companions - $4 million increase
  • $51.35 million for RSVP - $1 million increase
  • $83.737 million for CNCS Salaries and Expenses
  • $5.75 million for Inspector General

Upon passage of the bills, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) issued the following statement: “This package of appropriations bills includes resources for critical domestic priorities that our entire nation will benefit from receiving.  I am proud to have supported these bills and pleased that, as a result of our bipartisan efforts, we were able to come to an agreement and pass them ahead of our funding deadline.  Thank you to my colleagues on both sides of the aisle.” 

A final funding chart is attached below for your reference. In addition to this funding, commissions will continue to receive level funding for training and technical assistance activities through the Commission Investment Fund (CIF) at $8.5 million.

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