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Fiscal Year 2017

Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

On May 5, 2017, President Trump signed H.R. 244, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017,” which provides funding for federal agencies and programs through September 30, 2017.

The legislation provides $1,030,358,000 for the Corporation for National and Community Service to support our vital work to solve problems, strengthen communities, and expand economic opportunity. It funds Senior Corps, AmeriCorps (including VISTA and NCCC), the Volunteer Generation Fund, Evaluation, and other accounts at current levels. It provides slight increases for State Commissions and the Inspector General, and continues our focus on impact, accountability, and results. The legislation includes no funding for the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), which over the past seven years has invested in 469 evidence-based programs, attracted $700 million in private-sector matching commitments, and improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of low-income Americans by addressing critical challenges like chronic unemployment, systemic homelessness, and workforce readiness. 

Through the funding provided in the FY 2017 budget, CNCS and the thousands of nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations we support will expand economic and educational opportunity, strengthen civil society, and engage millions of Americans in local solutions to our most pressing challenges.  CNCS will continue to be responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars by supporting high-quality programs, ensuring accountability, and investing resources to maximize the positive benefit to individuals and communities. 

National service is a cost-effective strategy that engages our nation’s greatest resource—the American people—to get things done.  It offers provides opportunity for those who serve—by helping them gain skills, pursue higher education, and find employment. It bolsters the nonprofit, civic, and faith-based organizations that are essential to our communities, and helps to strengthen and unite our nation.

2017 Budget Documents

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