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CEO Message on Senate Appropriations Committee Action on FY 2008 National Service Budget

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Jun 21, 2007

Dear Colleagues,

Earlier today the full Senate Appropriations Committee reported out the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies FY 2008 funding bill by a 27-2 vote. The Committee recommended a total of $880.909 million for the Corporation for National and Community Service and its programs. This equals the level approved by the Subcommittee on Tuesday, June 19.

A full breakdown is not available at this time. However, the Committee has publicly reported that they have recommended $275.775 million for AmeriCorps grants, $217.586 million for Senior Corps programs, and $39.125 million for the Learn and Serve America program.

As more information concerning Fiscal 2008 national service funding becomes available, we will share it with you. As a reminder, details on the Corporation’s budget request for Fiscal 2008 can be found at http://www.nationalservice.gov/about/role_impact/budget.asp.

In Service,

David Eisner

Media Contact

Samantha Jo Warfield
(202) 606-6775
sjwarfield@cns.gov

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