Official Guidance

On October 9, 2019, President Trump signed Executive Order 13891, “Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents.”  Among other things, the Executive Order directs federal agencies to make active guidance documents available via an online guidance document portal. 

On October 31, 2019, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued implementing guidance M-20-02 (PDF), which set deadlines and related information for establishing the searchable, indexed online database for all active guidance documents.

This website provides links to all of CNCS's active guidance documents.


The contents of these documents do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way unless incorporated into a contract or grant agreement. These documents are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies. CNCS will not cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted here, except to establish historical facts. 

Please note that the organization of agency guidance documents does not constitute any change in agency operations or in substantive statutory and regulatory requirements. This page identifies CNCS guidance documents in the manner required under the Executive Order. This guidance is long-standing and CNCS’s expectations for award recipients remain the same. Each guidance document will also remain available in its original location on our website.

To request the withdrawal or modification of an existing guidance document email Guidance@cns.gov or send via USPS to Corporation for National and Community Service ATT: Associate Director of Policy, 250 E. Street SW, Washington DC 20525. The agency will respond to all requests in a timely manner and no later than 90 days after receipt of the request.

 

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