Legislative Updates

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

Senate Democrats Recommend $1.18B for AmeriCorps

In an effort to jumpstart bipartisan negotiations on the annual spending bills, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) released nine FY22 appropriations bills on October 18th. The Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill includes $1.185 billion for the...

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Congress Passes CR to Fund AmeriCorps Agency until Dec 3

President Biden signed a fiscal year 2022 continuing resolution (CR), a short-term spending bill that averts a government shutdown and funds the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) or AmeriCorps Agency into December. While the House of Representatives passed...

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President Nominates Three More to AmeriCorps Board of Directors

On July 30, President Biden announced his intent to nominate three additional members to the AmeriCorps agency’s Board of Directors – Leslie Bluhm, Lisette Nieves, and Flor Romero. The Board of Directors provide overall guidance to the agency and senior leaders, including the...

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House Introduces the CORPS Act

Representatives David Price (D-NC), Tom Cole (R-OK), Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Michael Waltz (R-FL) have introduced H.R. 4100, the Cultivating Opportunity and Response to the Pandemic through Service Act or CORPS Act in the House. The House bill is identical...

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AmeriCorps Tax Relief Bill Reintroduced in House and Senate

Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Representatives John Larson (D-CT) and Don Bacon (R-NE) reintroduced the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Tax Relief Act.  The bipartisan bill to exclude the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from federal taxation was...

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