Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service
TITLE: Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service
LEAD APPLICANT: Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service (Des Moines)
CONSORTIUM MEMBERS of the North Central Region include the State Service Commissions--hereafter referred to as "commissions"--of Illinois (Springfield), Indiana (Indianapolis), Iowa (Des Moines), Michigan (Lansing), Minnesota (Minneapolis), Nebraska (Lincoln), North Dakota (Bismarck), Ohio (Columbus), South Dakota (Vermillion), and Wisconsin (Madison). The consortium also includes America's Service Commissions (ASC, Washington, D.C.) and is further comprised of stakeholders representing AmeriCorps State/National and Senior Corps programs.
PROPOSED ACTIVITIES: The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service (ICVS) offers this proposal as the lead applicant of the North Central Region to facilitate the planning, implementation, and financial oversight of the 2013 North Central National Service Convention (NCNSC). ICVS, in collaboration with ASC (the national association of the 53 commissions), proposes a multi-day regional conference for AmeriCorps State/National, Senior Corps, and commission program staff. The NCNSC's structure will include tracks specific to these stakeholders, collaborative sessions to facilitate cross-stream training and dialogue, and a virtual component to accommodate participants unable to travel. Trainings will focus on the Corporation for National and Community Service's (CNCS) competencies in performance measures/evaluation, compliance for grants administration, program/financial management, and other topics vital to effective program impact. This proposal is supported by the RSVP Association, the National Service Inclusion Project, and several national training and technical assistance providers.
FUNDING REQUESTED: The amount of funding requested is $50,000.