Commission Investment Fund


The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is seeking to expand the capacity (knowledge, skills, and resources) of State Service Commissions and Alternative Administrative Entities in priority performance areas through the Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Commission Investment Funds. These funds support CNCS?s overall approach to help commissions implement their duties as required by the National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended. With this grant program, CNCS is particularly interested in activities that will forge new collaborations and partnerships or develop new skills and knowledge to produce significant and demonstrable improvements within the one-year grant period. The Commission Investment Funds may be used to support: commission staffing and staff development in priority performance areas; training events; and collaborative activities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Corporation For National and Community Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended; Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
See program's Notice of Funding Opportunity
Beneficiary Eligibility
States will benefit.
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?
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. See program's Notice of Funding Opportunity and application instructions for information on other application procedures.
Award Procedure
See program's Notice of Funding Opportunity and application instructions for information on award procedures
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
CNCS does not offer an appeals process.
See program's Notice of Funding Opportunity
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are used to improve commission service delivery to national service programs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: CNCS and its award recipients are required to practice risk-based monitoring and routine field and desk-based oversight of all project/grant awards and expenditures.
CNCS grants are subject to audit by CNCS employees, the CNCS Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office, and auditors contracted by CNCS.
Grant recipients must maintain all grant financial and program records for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final Federal Financial Report for the award. This includes but is not limited to all financial records including receipts, disbursements, and vouchers for federal and non-federal costs; time cards, copies of all contracts, personnel records, and job descriptions; program execution and performance records, criminal history checks, and similar records to reflect all activities and spending performed under the award. Note that all individuals receiving a salary, living allowance, stipend, National Trust Education Award or similar compensation through a national service program funded by CNCS must first clear a National Service Criminal History Check and those check records must be maintained within grant records.
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
Assistance is usually awarded for project periods of three or more years; funding must be obligated during the award project period and liquidated by the end of the closeout period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Arminda Pappas
250 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20525 USA
Phone: 202-606-6659
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$7,301,255.00; FY 16$5,784,993.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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