CEO Statement on Senate FY09 Appropriations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Jun 27, 2008

Dear National Service Colleagues:

As promised, here are the numbers reported out by the Senate Appropriations Committee in the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2009. The bill provides $888,462,000 for the Corporation and its programs. The numbers break down as follows:

National and Community Service Act

  • AmeriCorps Grants: $271,007,000
  • NCCC: $27,500,000
  • National Service Trust: $132,110,000
  • Learn and Serve America: $37,459,000
  • Innovation and Demonstration: $18,893,000
  • Evaluation: $3,891,000
  • State Commission Grants: $11,790,000

Domestic Volunteer Service Act

  • AmeriCorps VISTA: $93,800,000
  • Senior Corps: $213,785,000
    • RSVP: $58,642,000
    • Foster Grandparents: $108,999,000
    • Senior Companions: $46,144,000

Other

  • Salaries and Expenses: $71,715,000
  • Office of Inspector General: $6,512,000

Total for CNCS:  $888,462,000

The bill now goes to the full Senate for consideration. The House Appropriations Committee will take up their version of the Labor-HHS-Education bill after the July 4th recess. If and when we see the numbers reported out by the House subcommittee, we will share them with you as well.

For more information on the Corporation’s budget request for Fiscal 2009, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/about/role_impact/budget.asp.

Sincerely,

David Eisner
Chief Executive Officer
Corporation for National and Community Service

Media Contact

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

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