Corporation for National and Community Service December 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Social Innovation Fund 2011 Awards; Request for Feedback
Document Number: 2010-32789
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is releasing a draft of the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the 2011 Social Innovation Fund competition. This release will initiate a public input period that will extend until January 21, 2011. The Social Innovation Fund is an innovative program that awards grants to and works with existing grantmaking institutions, referred to in the Notice as ``intermediaries,'' to direct resources to innovative community-based nonprofit organizations that will identify and grow promising programs with preliminary evidence of effectiveness. These programs will address challenges facing local communities in three priority issue areas: Youth Development; Economic Opportunity; and Healthy Futures This public input process reinforces the commitment of CNCS to maintain the high standard of transparency and openness the Social Innovation Fund demonstrated in its initial year (2010). An open process is also critical to ensure that, moving forward, the Social Innovation Fund is able to select the high quality of grantees required to advance its missionsignificantly and sustainably improving the lives of people in low-income communities throughout the U.S. CNCS has built on the lessons from the 2010 Social Innovation Fund competition, and is proposing several changes from last year's process that are reflected in the draft 2011 document: The Social Innovation Fund is taking additional steps towards transparency consistent with CNCS's commitment to transparency. The NOFO indicates that CNCS plans to release the names and executive summaries of all applications considered for funding, the names of all expert reviewers, and the reviewer comments for all selected grantees. The public comment period will allow us to gauge the sector's thoughts on this issue. To expand the number of intermediaries able to participate in the Social Innovation Fund, we have decreased the maximum dollar amount for which intermediaries can apply from $10 million to $7 million. The minimum level will remain at $1 million. To stimulate the identification of additional high-impact community-based organizations throughout the U.S., intermediaries will not be permitted to include pre-selected subgrantees in their applications. All intermediary applicants will select all of their subgrantees through open, competitive processes initiated after receipt of their award. CNCS has streamlined and clarified the overall content of the NOFO to make it easier for organizations to apply. Particularly we have clarified the eligibility criteria, consolidated guidelines for narrative content, and added information about the review process. CNCS is soliciting public input on the proposed Social Innovation Fund NOFO. As appropriate, the feedback received will be taken into account in the final NOFA. (CNCS will not provide individual responses to feedback received.)
Notice of Establishment of the White House Council for Community Solutions
Document Number: 2010-31965
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-21
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), the Chief Executive Officer, CNCS, announces the establishment of the White House Council for Community Solutions by Presidential Executive Order. The Council will focus on highlighting ways to enlist more Americans and leaders across sectors to help catalyze change in communities and have an impact in addressing our nation's important goals in education, youth development and employment.
Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-31635
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-16
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ``Corporation''), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation process to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of the collection on respondents can be properly assessed. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call (202) 565- 3472 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning the Corporation's AmeriCorps' Member Feedback Survey (formerly known as AmeriCorps' Performance Measurement). Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addresses section of this notice.
Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-31632
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-16
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ``Corporation''), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation process to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. Sec. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of the collection on respondents can be properly assessed. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-TDD) may call (202) 565- 3472 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. The purpose of the National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS) is to advance knowledge, disseminate best practices, and analyze innovation in the national service and volunteering community. This conference provides learning and networking experiences through multiple formats, and sharing of practical tools to strengthen volunteer and service driven programs. It is attended by professionals in the volunteer fieldnonprofits and businesses; academic and faith- based organizations; as well as funders and government agencies. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning the Assessment of the National Conference on Volunteering and Service (formerly known as Conference Surveys). Through a partnership with the Points of Light Institute (POLI), each year, the Corporation assesses the satisfaction of participants with the conference's activities, and to gather feedback about the informational and other needs of conference attendees. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addresses section of this notice.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-31297
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ``Corporation''), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning its proposed renewal of its Senior Corps Grant Application (424-NSSC) reference OMB Control Number 3045-0035, with an expiration date of May 31, 2011. The Corporation proposes to renew the Senior Corps Grant Application with one modification: The Corporation will ask applicants to include an Executive Summary at the beginning of Part III: Project Narratives. Copies of the information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addresses section of this Notice.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-30699
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-08
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (hereinafter the ``Corporation''), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirement on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Corporation is soliciting comments concerning its proposed implementation of four forms and their electronic and print versions of the Request to Transfer a Segal Education Award Amount Form, the Accept/Decline Award Transfer Form, the Request to Revoke Transfer of Education Award Form, and the Rescind Acceptance of Award Transfer Form. The information collected identifies those qualified to transfer their award, the transfer amount, and those qualified to receive the award transfer, in accordance with the provisions of 42 U.S.C. 12501. Copies of the information collection requests can be obtained by contacting the office listed in the addresses section of this Notice.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2010-30287
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-01
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service, Agencies and Commissions