Last night the House filed a comprehensive appropriations package to provide Fiscal Year 2008 funding for programs and agencies across the Federal government.
This “omnibus” or consolidated spending bill is in the form of an amendment to H.R. 2764, the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2008. The House is expected to take up the bill tonight, and the Senate will act later this week.
The bill, which includes a 1.747 percent across-the-board rescission, recommends $856,331,000 million for the Corporation and its programs for Fiscal 2008. You can read the statutory language, explanatory statement, and an updated budget chart on the budget page of our website. The funding breakdown is as follow:
Senior Corps: $213,785,000
- RSVP $58,642,000
- Foster Grandparent $108,999,000
- Senior Companion $46,144,000
AmeriCorps VISTA $93,800,000
AmeriCorps Grants $256,805,000
National Service Trust $122,539,000
AmeriCorps NCCC $23,782,000
State Commission Administrative Grants $11,790,000
Learn and Serve America $37,459,000
Partnership Grants 0
Innovation, Demonstration, and Assistance Activities $18,893,000
Salaries & Expenses $67,759,000
Inspector General $5,828,000
Currently the government is operating on a Continuing Resolution that lasts until December 21. We’ll keep you posted on further developments.
CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service