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This Week in National Service – 3/23/18

Yesterday Congress passed a $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations bill to fund government operations for the remainder of fiscal year 2018 (which ends on September 30, 2018). The FY18 budget represents an increase of nearly $34 million for CNCS from FY17

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This Week in National Service – 3/16/18

I hope you all are enjoying the wrap up of another successful AmeriCorps Week! It was truly amazing to see so much activity across the country highlighting the impact of national service, and in many cases, tying the message back...

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This Week in National Service – 3/9/18

As most of you know, members of Congress have the ability to request, through the Appropriations Committee, funding for their federal priorities. These are known as "programmatic appropriations requests."

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This Week in National Service – 2/16/18

On Monday, President Trump sent to Congress his FY19 budget. The White House is once again proposing to eliminate CNCS. Their budget includes just $123M to shut down agency operations and start to close out their grants programs.

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Statement on President Trump’s 2018 Budget

Elimination of the Corporation for National and Community Service would devastate more than 1,100 faith-based and community organizations, put 80,000 AmeriCorps members out of work, and prevent 270,000 Senior Corps members from providing vital service to their communities

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