Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed H.R. 2029, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016.”  This legislation provides $1,094,916,000 for the Corporation for National and Community Service and its programs, a $39.9 million increase over last year. 
The budget invests in CNCS programs that engage millions of Americans in building community solutions to our most pressing challenges.  It provides a substantial increase for AmeriCorps, maintains current funding for Senior Corps, and continues the vital work of the Social Innovation Fund to support creative, proven solutions to pressing challenges.  This budget will strengthen our work to expand economic opportunity for more Americans, drive innovation and impact, and grow national service and volunteerism.
National service is a cost-effective strategy that engages our nation’s greatest resource—the American people—to get things done.  It offers a ladder of opportunity for those who serve—by helping them gain skills, pursue higher education, find employment, and achieve their dreams. It bolsters the nonprofit, civic, and faith-based organizations that are essential to our communities.  It connects us with our neighbors and unites our nation.  
With the resources in the 2016 budget, the experience of the national service field, the professionalism of the CNCS staff, and the passion of members and volunteers, the national service field is poised for great impact and success in 2016. 

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