Program Development and Innovation Grants

 

Innovation grants support innovative demonstration service programs that build the ethic of service among Americans of all ages and backgrounds. These include the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service grants, and Disability Outreach grants. Additional programs may be added based upon legislation and appropriation.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
94.007
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2012: Multiple programs; see agency web site for accomplishment data. Fiscal Year 2013: Multiple programs; see agency web site for accomplishment data. Fiscal Year 2014: Multiple programs; see agency web site for accomplishment data.
Authorization
The National and Community Service Act of 1990, Title 42, Part 12653(s), Section section 198(s); National and Community Service Act of 1990 as amended, Executive Order Public Law 101-610, Nov 16, 1990, Title 1, § 98, as added and amended by Public Law 103 -82, Title 1, § 104 (c), Title IV, § 405 (p) (2), Sept. 21, 1993, 107 Stat. 840, 922; Public Law 103 – 304, § 3 (a), (b) (6), Aug. 23, 1994, 108 Stat. 1566, 1568; Public Law 105 – 354, § 2 (b), Nov. 3, 1998, 112 Stat. 3244; Public Law 111-13, Title I, § 1802, Apr. 21, 2009, 123 Stat. 1552 ( Serve America Act – H.R. 1388), Part Subtitle H, Section 198.
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. 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 not applicable. 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. See program’s Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity and application instructions for information on other application procedures.
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?
Varies by program. Specific criteria is published in the Federal Register through a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) when appropriate. The Corporation is looking for high quality programs that have the potential to be replicated and which provide meaningful service activities for Americans of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
How may assistance be used?
Varies by program. 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
No program reports are required. 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. Progress reporting requirements are described in the awarded grant terms and conditions or provisions. 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 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. 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.
Matching Requirements: Matching requirements will vary. Refer to individual program notice of funding opportunity and application instructions.
This program does not have MOE requirements. Corporation programs usually do not have maintenance of effort requirements. Refer to individual notice of funding opportunity and application instructions.
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
None.
Headquarters Office
Douglas Godesky 8th Floor, Office of Grants Management
1201 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20525 Email: DGodesky@cns.gov Phone: 202-606-6967
Website Address
http://www.nationalservice.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
95-2728-1-2-000.
Obligations
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0 - This CFDA listing addresses multiple programs. Funding varies per year based on available appropriations, active programs, and other events. Refer to agency budget and reports for actual annual obligation amounts.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Varies by program.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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