AmeriCorps VISTA Logistical Training Support

NOFA/NOFO End Date: 
Tue, 04/30/2013
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AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to alleviate and eliminate poverty in the United States and its territories. Authorized in 1964 and founded as Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) in 1965, VISTA was incorporated into CNCS and the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993. For nearly 50 years, VISTA has worked to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create economic opportunity, increase housing opportunities, and more recently, bridge the digital divide.

The focus of this competition is to fund organizations through a cooperative agreement to deliver full logistical support to AmeriCorps VISTA in conducting its Pre-Service Orientations (PSO), Supervisor Orientations (SO), and Leader Orientations (LO).

This effort is in support of the strategic plan of CNCS, specifically Goal 2 of the agency-wide Priority Measures to “strengthen national service so that participants engaged in CNCS-supported programs consistently find satisfaction, meaning, and opportunity.”  The guidance and professional development offered to the members and leaders, and indirectly through the training and support of the project supervisors, significantly contribute to the success of our members’ service experience.

Publication of this Notice does not require CNCS to obligate the entire amount of funding available.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions will be compiled and regularly updated. You will find the link to the questions here when they are available.
Technical Assistance Information

TeleConference Information:

  • A Training and Technical Assistance call was held on April 16 at 2 p.m. Eastern.  A replay of that call can be heard at 888-566-0569, passcode 9225 (duration: 1 hour)

Eligibility Information:

As part of the requirements, the Notice of Funding states eligible applicants must be compliant with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002 (Title III of the E-Government Act of 2002, Public Law 107-347), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-130,Management of Federal Information Resources, Appendix III, Security of Federal Automated Information Resources, at the time of application submission. (See section IV.C.1.).

Applicants are required to provide either:

  • A copy of an Authority to Operate (ATO) issued by a designated accreditation authority (typically a project sponsor or government agency) 


  • A copy of a Security Assessment Report [SAR] sign off sheet as evidence of compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002) (Title III of the E-Government Act of 2002, Public Law 107-347), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-130 (Management of Federal Information Resources), Appendix III ( Security of Federal Automated Information Resources).

Applications that do not meet all compliance criteria will not be considered.  In order to be considered for review, applicants must submit these documents by the application deadline.  

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