Training and Technical Assistance


To support the planning and delivery of regional training conferences that focus on strengthening and building the capacity of AmeriCorps programs and Senior Corps projects across the country.

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; L - Dissemination of Technical Information; M - Training
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
The National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended., 42 U.S.C. 12501 et seq.
The Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, as amended., 42 U.S.C. 4950 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Restrictions on use of funds are described in program's Notice of Federal Funding and Application Instructions. Use of funds must be consistent with the funded application, and are subject to CNCS's grants administration laws, regulations, and policies. Applications are limited to State Service Commissions (or approved alternative administrative entities) or partnerships/consortia of State Service Commissions.
Beneficiary Eligibility
AmeriCorps State and National programs and Senior Corps projects, AmeriCorps Indian Tribes programs, AmeriCorps VISTA programs (especially multi-site projects), Social Innovation Fund recipients, Operation AmeriCorps grant recipients and AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) staff 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. Contact CNCS for application procedures.
Award Procedure
Cooperative Agreements and grants are awarded by CNCS. 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. A time frame has not been established.
CNCS does not offer an appeals process.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Training and Technical Assistance—Regional Training Conferences grants are used to support the planning and delivering regional training conferences that focus on strengthening and building the capacity of AmeriCorps programs and Senior Corps projects across the country. The content of the Regional Training Conferences will include critical programmatic and fiscal training determined by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as well as relevant content determined through a participatory planning process.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: CNCS utilizes a risk-based monitoring approach to identify risk and develops a monitoring plan based on the risk level of the grantee.
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 one year; 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$9,963,860.00; FY 19 est $12,798,850.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$150,000.00; FY 16$578,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range will vary as determined by the scope of the projects. CNCS will make awards in the range of $75,000 to $115,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Contact CNCS for guidelines. Information on the regulations and guidelines is also contained in the Notice of Federal Funding.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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