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.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
94.023
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Dissemination of Technical Information; Training
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, as amended, Title 1, Part A, Public Law 93-113, 42 U.S.C 4951-4960.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The use of this cooperative agrrement 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.
Credentials/Documentation
Various records and forms required for first time applicants, as well as a copy of the last audit may be requested. First time applicants must certify financial systems. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
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 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.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Appeals
From 30 to 60 days. Appeals process is in accordance with CNCS policy and procedure.
Renewals
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 Training & Logistical Support proposals for quality of design/strategy, organizational capacity, and cost effectiveness.
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
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 Status 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.
Auditing
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.
Records
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
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.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Patrick Triano 1201 New York Ave, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20525 Email: ptriano@cns.gov Phone: 202-606-6816 Fax: 202-606-3475
Website Address
http://www.nationalservice.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
95-2728-1-2-000 - AmeriCorps VISTA.
Obligations
(Salaries) FY 13 Not Available; FY 14 est $9,000,000; and FY 15 est $8,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
See Notice of Funds Opportunity.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Contact CNCS for guidelines.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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