National Service and Civic Engagement Research Competition

 

To further achieve its mission, CNCS has a strong belief in the importance of research in order to identify effective strategies for national service and increase the evidence-base for its programs. This means engaging the broader community of academic researchers involved in studying and evaluating national service, volunteerism, and civic infrastructure. The goal of this competition is to increase the nation’s understanding and knowledge about the importance and potential of volunteering, national and community service, and/or civic engagement in America. We are seeking applications that build on existing research in the field, address gaps in knowledge, and provide new ideas and methodological approaches to the study of national service.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
94.026
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
The National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended, (42 U.S.C. § 12501 et seq.), Public Law 101-610, 42 U.S.C 12501.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
See program’s Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity.
Beneficiary Eligibility
See program’s Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity.
Credentials/Documentation
Various records and forms are required for first time applicants, as well as a copy of last audit may be requested. First time applicants must certify financial systems. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Please contact CNCs Headquarters for Application and Award Information.
Award Procedure
See program’s Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity and application instructions for information on award procedures.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. See program’s Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity.
Appeals
From 60 to 90 days. See program’s Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity.
Renewals
From 60 to 90 days. See program’s Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity.
How are proposals selected?
Proposal selection criteria are described in the program Notice of Funding Availability or Opportunity.
How may assistance be used?
See program’s Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity. Restrictions on use of funds are described in program’s Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity. Use of funds must be consistent with funded application, and are subject to the Corporation for National and Community Service’s grants administration laws, regulations and policies. All appropriated funds awarded under this program are discretionary.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
See program announcement for program reporting guidance. Cash management reports are required. The Corporation for National and Community Service uses the US HHS Payment Management System for payments and cash management reporting. Progress reporting requirements are described in the awarded grant terms and conditions or provisions. The Corporation for National and Community Service collects Federal Financial Reports (FFR). FFRs are collected electronically by the HHS Payment Management System for the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Corporation for National and Community Service and its grant recipients are required to practice risk-based monitoring and routine field and desk-based oversight of all grant awards and expenditures.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Corporation for National and Community Service grants are subject to audit by Corporation for National and Community Service employees, the CNCS Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office, and auditors contracted by the CNCS.
Records
Grant recipients must maintain all grant financial and program records for a period of three years from 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 nonfederal costs, timecards, 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 the Corporation for National and Community Service must first clear a National Service Criminal History Check and check records must be maintained within grant records.
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
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 sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. The Corporation for National and Community Service maintains regional offices in most States. Refer to the CNCS website for address and contact information.
Headquarters Office
Robin Ghertner 1201 New York Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005 Email: rghertner@cns.gov Phone: 2026066772
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
95-2728-1-5-000.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 Not Available; FY 15 est $800,000; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available(Exp: Contingent on amount awarded, an) - First year funding being offered.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
See program’s Notice of Funding Availability / Opportunity for matching information.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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