Senate Appropriations Committee Recommends $50M Increase for CNCS

The Republican leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee released a dozen fiscal year 2021 spending bills, including the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill. The Labor-HHS bill includes nearly $1.2 billion for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), an increase of $50 million above the FY20 enacted level. In July, the House of Representatives passed their FY21 Labor-HHS bill that also includes a $50 million increase for the agency but allocates the funds differently across the CNCS programs and accounts.

Already over a month into FY21, Congress is on a tight deadline to pass the full-year appropriations bills before the current continuing resolution expires on December 11. The Senate Appropriations Committee does not plan to markup these spending bills under normal order but will use the Republican drafts to aid negotiations with the House appropriators.

Click here to read Voices for National Service’s statement on the Senate’s FY21 Labor-HHS bill.


Corporation for National and Community Service Budget

Program FY20 Enacted House FY21 Senate FY21
AmeriCorps State and National 428.5M 446.5M 460.5M
AmeriCorps VISTA 93.3M 95.3M 93.3M
AmeriCorps NCCC 32.5M 34.5M 33.5M
National Service Trust 208.3M 212.3M 213.3M
RSVP 51.3M 59.3M 53.3M
Foster Grandparents 118.8M 120.8M 122.8M
Senior Companions 50.9M 58.9M 52.9M
Volunteer Generation Fund 6.4M 6.4M 6.4M
State Commission Support Grants 17.5M 19.5M 18.5M
Days of Service 3.2M 3.2M 3.2M
Evaluation 4M 4M 4M
CNCS Salaries and Expenses 83.7M 86.7M 86.2M
Inspector General 5.75M 6.75M 6.25M
 Total CNCS 1.104B 1.154B 1.154B



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