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Content provided by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
94.009 Training and Technical Assistance

AUTHORIZATION:

THE NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE ACT OF 1990, Title 42USC, Part 12575, Section 125.
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To provide training and technical assistance to national service programs supported by the Corporation for National Service, as well as to State Commissions or alternative entities.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Dissemination of Technical Information
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Training
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements and Program Development Assistance Training Funds for State Commissions or alternative entities are used to provide training and technical assistance services to CNCS grantees in areas that include sustainability, evaluation, member development and management, organization development and program management, supervisory skills training, financial management and human relations training to support and strengthen the infrastructure of CNCS grantees and sub grantees. The services are provided through national, regional and State workshops and conferences, informational materials in print and electronic formats including virtual knowledge management tools and websites, eCourses, webinars, telephone assistance and on-site consultations. Must be consistent with approved purposes.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Public agencies including Federal, State, and local agencies and other units of government, nonprofit organizations including groups serving youths, faith and community based organizations, service organizations, institutions of higher education, Indian tribes, and for-profit companies; State and Federal agencies and non-governmental organizations are eligible to compete for Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements. Funds designated for Training and Technical Assistance are awarded through a competitive process or are awarded to state commissions through a state formula allocation grant process.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Tribes, Territories, national nonprofit organizations, Federal agencies, professional corps, and multi-State organizations will benefit.

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:   Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Contact the Corporation for application procedures.

Award Procedure:   Cooperative Agreements and grants are awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Pre-award negotiatons are usually held.

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

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   

From 90 to 120 days. A time frame has not been established.

Appeals:   

Appeals procedures are in accordance with CNCS processes.

Renewals:   

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

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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:   

Awards are typically three (3) to five (5) years long funded in one year increments. Funds must be expended during the grant project period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Program reports must be submitted in accordance with the terms of the cooperative agreement or grant award and as required by law. HHS Payment Management System collects quarterly cash transaction reports on behalf of the Corporation for National & Community Service. Progress reports must be submitted in accordance with the terms of the cooperative agreement or grant award and as required by law. Federal Financial Status Reports are required as specified in the grant award provisions. CNCS utilizes a risk-based monitoring approach to identify risk and develops a monitoring plan based on the risk level of the grantee.

Audits:   In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Audits are performed as required by Law.

Records:   Records must be maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Cooperative or Grant Agreement.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:  

95-2720-0-1-506.

Obligations:   (Salaries) FY 08 $9,914,528; FY 09 est $13,817,365; FY 10 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  

Range will vary as determined by the scope of the projects. CNCS will make awards in the range of $75,000 to $115,000.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Contact the Corporation for guidelines.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office:   Ruth Lampi 250 E Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20525 Email: rlampi@cns.gov Phone: 2026063915

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

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: Disability and Inclusion Services � University of Massachusetts *Support to state-based inclusion teams *Consultation and problem-solving *Webinars and on-site training delivery. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

The Corporation assesses Training and Technical Assistance proposals for quality, organizational capacity, innovation, cost, and replicability.

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