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94.007 Program Development and Innovation Grants

AUTHORIZATION:

Various. This listing reflects multiple programs that are identified in legislation and appropriation.
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Innovation grants support innovative demonstration service programs that build the ethic of service among Americans of all ages and backgrounds. These include the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service grants, and Disability Outreach grants. Additional programs may be added based upon legislation and appropriation.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Varies by program. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Grants support community-based service activities conducted to honor the ideals of Dr. King in conjunction with the federal holiday marking his birth. Disability outreach grants support efforts to increase the number of people with disabilities in national and community service. Activities must be consistent with funded application.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Eligibility will vary by program. See application instructions.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   State and local governments and nonprofit organizations are beneficiaries of demonstration grants Persons with disabilities who are participants in AmeriCorps programs operated by State commissions, institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, and government,as well as programs in which these participants serve, are beneficiaries of disability grants.

Credentials/Documentation:   Various records and forms required for first time applicants, as well as copy of last audit may be requested. First time applicants must certify financial systems. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   Requirements vary by program. Refer to application instructions to confirm coverage of EO 12372 as well as any other requirements that may be included. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedure:   OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Described in the Notice of Funding Availability published in the Federal Register for each program and in the application instructions.

Award Procedure:   Refer to application instructions.

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

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals:   

From 60 to 90 days.

Renewals:   

From 60 to 90 days. Continuation and renewal authorities vary by program.

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ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Matching requirements will vary. Refer to individual program notice of funding opportunity and application instructions. This program does not have MOE requirements. Corporation programs usually do not have maintenance of effort requirements. Refer to individual notice of funding opportunity and application instructions.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   

Varies by program. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Program report requirements vary by program; refer to award provisions. HHS Payment Management System collects quarterly cash transaction reports on behalf of the Corporation for National & Community Service. Vary by program. Refer to award provisions. Federal Financial Status Reports are required as specified in the grant award provisions. Refer to award provisions.

Audits:   No audits are required for this program.

Records:   Records must be maintained for three years after submission of the final Federal Financial Report.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:  

95-2720-0-1-506.

Obligations:   (Project Grants) FY 15 $1,384,482; FY 16 est $1,384,482; and FY 17 Estimate Not Available - This CFDA listing addresses multiple programs. Funding varies per year based on available appropriations, active programs, and other events. Refer to agency budget and reports for actual annual obligation amounts.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  

Varies by program.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Fiscal Year 2015: Reports are still being submitted for the fiscal year activities and cannot be compiled at this time. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Regulations will vary by program. Refer to notice of funding opportunity and application instructions; and grant provisions upon award.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   None.

Headquarters Office:   Patricia Stengel 250 E St SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20525 Email: pstengel@cns.gov Phone: 2026066745

Web Site Address:   http://www.nationalservice.gov

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not Applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Varies by program. Specific criteria is published in the Federal Register through a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) when appropriate. The Corporation is looking for high quality programs that have the potential to be replicated and which provide meaningful service activities for Americans of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

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