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
Corporation For National and Community Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
L - Dissemination of Technical Information; M - Training; Z - Salaries and Expenses
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?
The use of this cooperative agreement is limited to overall support of VISTA Training.
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.
Various records and forms required for first time applicants, as well as a copy of the applicant's last audit, may be requested. First time applicants must certify financial systems.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Contact CNCS for application procedures.
The cooperative agreement shall be awarded by CNCS and its program AmeriCorps VISTA. Pre-award negotiations are usually held.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
From 30 to 60 days. CNCS does not offer an appeals process.
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
AmeriCorps VISTA will monitor all training events and review financial reports per event, monitor materials development and related expenditure per product and/or quarterly.
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
Award is for two (2) years in one year increments. Funds must be expended during the grant period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
250 E Street SW
Washington, DC 20525 US
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$0.00; FY 16$0.00; - Currently not active.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Currently not active.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Contact CNCS for guidelines.
Examples of Funded Projects