President’s Full Budget Proposal Calls for Orderly Shutdown of CNCS in FY20
On March 19th, the White House released a full budget proposal for fiscal year 2020, an expanded version of the Administration’s “skinny budget,” which was released last week.
The Administration’s FY20 budget proposal calls for the elimination of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), AmeriCorps, and Senior Corps over the course of the next year. If enacted, the President’s proposal would support the orderly shutdown of CNCS operations, covering costs associated with staff buyouts, early retirements, and reductions in force until the agency’s closure at the end of FY20. Congress now has the opportunity to protect funding for national service. In the coming months, congressional leaders will work to determine funding levels for all federal programs for FY20.
Corporation for National and Community Service Budget
|Program ($ in thousands)||FY19 Enacted||FY20 White House Request|
|AmeriCorps State and National||$425,010||$2,224|
|National Service Trust||$206,842||$0|
|Retired Senior Volunteer Program||$50,355||$111|
|Foster Grandparent Program||$110,899||$111|
|Senior Companion Program||$46,863||$111|
|Social Innovation Fund||$2,200||$0|
|Volunteer Generation Fund||$5,400||$0|
|State Commission Admin Grants||$17,358||$0|
|Salaries and Expenses||$83,737||$59,300|
Click here to read Voices of National Service’s statement on the Administration’s full FY20 budget request.
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