Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) leads the nation’s efforts to tap into the energy of citizens to solve problems in their communities through service, volunteerism and other forms of civic participation. From tutoring at-risk youth to responding to natural disasters to building homes for low-income families, CNCS provides an on-ramp for Americans of all ages to serve their communities in sustained and effective ways.

To support this mission, the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget requests $1.18 billion for CNCS.  This funding level will enable AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Social Innovation Fund to improve lives, expand economic opportunities, bolster civic and faith-based organizations, engage millions of Americans in service, and invest in evidence-based solutions.  The budget request supports:

A record-high 90,150 AmeriCorps members, including summer positions for disconnected youth, new positions for retired Americans, and additional public-private partnerships to create more opportunities for Americans to serve.

Investments in promising and evidence-based approaches to improve the lives of low-income individuals through the Social Innovation Fund, which seeks to fund more of what works.

Increased focus on competition-based funding of Senior Corps programs to engage Americans age 55 and older in more effective service that strengthens communities.  The Budget also provides a path for effective Senior Corps programs to grow through AmeriCorps.

Continuing to identify, generate, and disseminate evidence of the impact of national service and social innovation and use high-quality performance and evaluation data in its budget, management, and policy decisions.

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