Under the Serve America Act (SAA), all grantees must conduct National Service Criminal History checks on participants and program employees in AmeriCorps, Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and any other programs funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) under National Service laws.
National Service Criminal History check regulations have been in effect since November 2007 when two-part checks were first required under specific programs, and only on individuals in recurring contact with a vulnerable population.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is committed to providing information on our website that is accessible, useful, and easy to understand. The below links provide information on our various website policies and procedures.
Accessibility – CNCS complies with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and provides access to our website for individuals with disabilities.
In 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) was established to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation. It merged the work and staffs of two predecessor agencies, ACTION and the Commission on National and Community Service.
At its inception, CNCS was directed to manage three main programs:
The Impact and Benefits of Serving
Senior Corps programs benefit the community, the organization, and the volunteer. Think of what you can do when you give your time to help your community: