Training And Technical Assistance
CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
National and Community Service Act of 1993, as amended.
To provide training and technical assistance to national service programs supported by the Corporation for National Service, as well as to State Commissions or alternative entities.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements).
Uses and Use Restrictions
Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements are used to provide training and technical assistance services to CNCS grantees in areas that include sustainability, evaluation, member development and management, organization development and program management, supervisory skills training, financial management and human relations training. The services are provided through national, regional and State workshops and conferences, informational materials in print and electronic formats, telephone assistance and on-site consultations.
Public agencies including Federal, State, and local agencies and other units of government, nonprofit organizations including groups serving youths, community based organizations, service organizations, institutions of higher education, Indian tribes, and for-profit companies; State and Federal agencies and non-governmental organizations are eligible to compete for Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements.
States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Tribes, Territories, national nonprofit organizations, Federal agencies, professional corps, and multi-State organizations will benefit.
Application and Award Process
Applications are submitted to and awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Contact the Corporation for application procedures.
Cooperative Agreements are awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Contact the Corporation for deadline dates.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
A time frame has not been established.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
A time frame has not been established.
Post Assistance Requirements
Reports must be submitted in accordance with the terms of the cooperative agreement and as required by Law.
Audits are performed as required by Law.
Records must be maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Cooperative Agreement.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 07 $9,029,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements awarded competitively to range from $100,000 to $1,500,000.
Training and technical assistance services offered to Corporation-funded national service programs included: assistance in organizational development, evaluation, leadership development, sustainability, financial management, member training, service-learning, human relations and diversity, reading skills development, and member development.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Contact the Corporation for guidelines.
Regional or Local Office
A list of regional offices appears in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Corporation for National Service, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525. Telephone: (202) 606-6915. Fax: (202) 208-4151.
Web Site Address
Examples of Funded Projects
The Northwest Regional Education Laboratory provides program staff with the skills and resources to effectively design and implement high quality education programs with particular emphasis on literacy, out-of-school time and mentoring programs for youth. Assistance includes regional training of trainer events on effective practices in such areas as preschool and family literacy, America Reads, tutor training, program start-up, and literacy assessment as well as a regularly updated web site of downloadable education and tutoring resources.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The Corporation assesses Training and Technical Assistance proposals for quality, organizational capacity, innovation, cost, and replicability.