The House Appropriations Committee approved a draft fiscal year 2017 spending bill that includes $1.08 billion for the Corporation for National and Community Service, a $13 million decrease from last year’s enacted level. The House bill sustains the FY16 increase for AmeriCorps, and funds the Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund and the Volunteer Generation Fund at their current levels. The only cut proposed by the House bill is a $14.2 million reduction to the National Service Trust Fund. This reduction aligns with a recommended cut that was included in the President’s FY17 budget request.
Congress has left Washington for a seven week-long home work period. When they return, post-Labor Day, there will be just 17 legislative work days left before fiscal year 2016 expires on September 30. A stopgap spending measure will likely be needed to keep government operations funded and avoid a shutdown this fall. But lawmakers have laid the groundwork for potentially completing the appropriations bills later this year.
Corporation for National and Community Service Budget
|Program ($000,000)||FY16 Enacted||President FY17||Senate FY17||House FY17|
|AmeriCorps State and National||386||386||386||386|
|National Service Trust||220||206.8||206.8||205.8|
|Retired Senior Volunteer Program||48.9||48.9||48.9||48.9|
|Foster Grandparent Program||107.7||107.7||107.7||107.7|
|Senior Companion Program||45.5||45.5||45.5||45.5|
|Social Innovation Fund||50||50||0||50|
|Volunteer Generation Fund||3.8||4||3.8||3.8|
|Other Innovation and Demonstration||3.6||3.6||1.2||3.6|
|State Commission Admin Grants||16||17||17||16|
|Salaries and Expenses||81.7||89.3||81.7||81.7|