CEO Update on FY 2008 Omnibus Spending Bill

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Dec 17, 2007

Dear Colleagues:

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

Evaluation $3,891,000

Salaries & Expenses $67,759,000

Inspector General $5,828,000

Total: $856,331,000

Currently the government is operating on a Continuing Resolution that lasts until December 21. We’ll keep you posted on further developments.

In service,

David Eisner
CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service

Media Contact

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

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