Volunteer Generation Fund


The Volunteer Generation Fund will increase the number of people who serve in meaningful roles as volunteers dedicated to addressing important needs in communities across America. More specifically, the Fund will support efforts that expand the capacity of volunteer connector organizations to recruit,manage, support and retain individuals to serve in high quality assignments, including those that are aligned with special days of service such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the 9-11 Day of Service and Remembrance.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Discretionary)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Edward M.Kennedy Serve America Act.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Use of assistance must be consistent with funded approved grant application.
Beneficiary Eligibility
See application requirements found in notice of funding availability and application instructions. 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.
Award Procedure
Financial draw downs through HHS.
Mar 25, 2010 to May 18, 2010
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Other - Not Specified.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Program Design 35%
Organizational Capability 50%
Budget Adequacy and Cost-Effectiveness 15%.
How may assistance be used?
Competition is limited to state service commissions (or approved alternative administrative entities) or partnerships/consortia of state service commissions. Commissions that receive funding through the Volunteer Generation Fund may directly carry out the activities supported under the award, or may carry out the activity by making sub grants to community-based entities. Must be used for the program and activities identified in the funded grant application.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Semi Annual Project Progress Reports. Quarterly Federal Financial Reports. Semi Annual Performance Measurement Reporting Required.
No audits are required for this program.
Not Applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title I, Chapter Subtitle H, Part Sec. 1808 Clearinghouses, Subpart Sec. 198P Volunteer Generation Fund, Public Law Kennedy Serve America Act. N/A.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 20.%. 30% matching requirement in second year
40% matching requirement in third year
50% matching requirement in fourth year and each year thereafter.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Three year grant period; contingent annually upon availability of funds from Congressional appropriations. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Financial draw downs through HHS.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. Not Applicable.
Headquarters Office
Malcolm F. Coles, 10 Causeway St.Suite 473, Boston, Massachusetts 02222 Email: mcoles@cns.gov Phone: (617) 565-7001.
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $4,000,000; and FY 11 est $10,000,000 - N/A.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Minimum Award of $75,000; no maximum award level established.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Notice of Fund Availability
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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