Legislative Updates

Get regular updates on policy and funding. Learn how legislation will affect national service programs.

Senate Democrats Recommend $1.225B for AmeriCorps

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) released twelve FY23 spending bills on July 28th. The Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill includes $1.225 billion for the AmeriCorps agency, $74.7 million or 6.5% more than last year. The Senate’s...

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White House Announces New National Partnership for Student Success

At the White House event with Domestic Policy Council Director Susan Rice, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and AmeriCorps CEO Michael Smith, the Biden-Harris Administration launched a new National Partnership for Student Success (NPSS). The NPSS is a coordinated, research-based, locally-driven,...

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House Committee Recommends $150M increase for AmeriCorps Agency

On June 30, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY23 Labor-HHS spending bill, a measure that would provide nearly $242.1 billion in discretionary spending to the Health and Human Services, Education, Labor and related agencies. The draft bill includes $1.3...

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White House Releases FY23 Budget

The Biden-Harris Administration sent their fiscal year 2023 budget to Congress and requested $1.34 billion for the Corporation for National and Community Service/AmeriCorps agency, an increase of $189.3 million over the FY22 enacted level. Leveraging annual appropriations, as well as...

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Congress Finalizes FY22 Funding Five Months Into Fiscal Year  

One day after House passage, the Senate cleared H.R. 2471, a massive omnibus spending package for President Biden’s signature. The $1.5 trillion twelve-bill appropriations package funds the government through September 2022 and provides emergency aid to Ukraine. The spending package...

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House Introduces the Building Civic Bridges Act  

Led by Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA), nine House Republicans and nine House Democrats introduced the Building Civic Bridges Act.  This bipartisan legislation would establish an Office of Civic Bridgebuilding at the AmeriCorps agency to help reduce polarization and build relationships...

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Third CR Extends FY21 Funding Until March 11

The Senate passed another short-term funding bill to head off a government shutdown. The third continuing resolution (CR) will keep the government funded at FY21 levels for three more weeks through March 11, 2022. The House passed this measure last...

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