AmeriCorps VISTA Recruitment Support


Develop support relationships with higher education institutions to assist in their examination and improvement of efforts to maximize public responsiveness and recognition of AmeriCorps VISTA service opportunities within campus communities and, where appropriate, surrounding cities and communities. Increase the number of applicants applying to AmeriCorps VISTA service opportunities associated with those communities and environments.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Corporation For National and Community Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Z - Salaries and Expenses
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
(2)(A) The Director shall establish and maintain within the national headquarters of the Corporation (or any successor entity of such agency) a volunteer placement office which shall be responsible for all functions related to the recruitment and placement of volunteers under this part. Such functions and activities shall be carried out in coordination or in conjunction with recruitment and placement activities carried out under the National and Community Service Act of 1990. (2)(C) The Director shall assign or hire as necessary, such additional national, regional, and State personnel to carry out the functions described in this subsection and subsection (c) as may be necessary to ensure that such functions are carried out in a timely and effective manner. The Director shall give priority in the hiring of such additional personnel to individuals who have formerly served as volunteers under this part and to individuals who have specialized experience in the recruitment and management of volunteers., Title Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, as amended, Title 1, Part A, Section 103 (2)(A) and 103 (2)(C)
42 US Code 4951-4960 U.S.C.
Public Law -93-113
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Institutions of higher education (2 CFR SS200.55), both four-year and two-year, with at least 5,000 undergraduate students, that have DUNS numbers that are active and are registered in System for Award Management (SAM). Under Section 132A(b) of the National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended, organizations that have been convicted of a federal crime may not receive assistance described in this Notice. Applications that propose to engage in activities that are prohibited under CNCS's statutes, regulations, or the terms and conditions of its awards are not eligible to receive CNCS funding. If CNCS is aware that any corporation has any unpaid federal tax liability- o that has been assessed o for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed o that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability- then that corporation is not eligible for an award under this Notice. However, this exclusion will not apply to a corporation which a federal agency has considered for suspension or debarment and has made a determination that suspension or debarment is not necessary to protect the interests of the federal government. Pursuant to the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, an organization described in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. 501 (c)(4) that engages in lobbying activities is not eligible to apply for CNCS funding.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Must have DUNS numbers that are active and are registered in System for Award Management (SAM).
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Contact CNCS for application procedures.
Award Procedure
The cooperative agreement shall be awarded by CNCS and its program AmeriCorps VISTA. Pre-award negotiations are usually held.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Not applicable.
From 30 to 60 days. Renewals are subject to performance, continuing need, and the availability of funds.
How are proposals selected?
CNCS will assess the VISTA Recruitment Support proposals for quality of design/strategy, organizational capacity, and cost-effectiveness.
How may assistance be used?
The institutions of higher education will use funds to hire a Campus Recruiter to carry out the activities outlined in the recruitment strategy.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Performance reports shall be submitted in accordance with the terms of the cooperative agreement and as required by law.
Not applicable.
Records shall be maintained in accordance with the terms of the cooperative agreement and as required by law.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards will be made for one year of funding. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Beth Binley
250 E Street SW
Washington, DC 20525 USA
Phone: 202.606.7572
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 19 est $200,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
CNCS anticipates approximately $200,000 for AmeriCorps VISTA Campus Recruitment Services 2019 awards. Award amounts will vary, as determined by the scope of the projects. CNCS expects to make awards in the range of $15,000 to $20,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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