Proposed Rule to Increase Programmatic and Grant Flexibilities
AmeriCorps State and National program has proposed a new rule that is open for comment for the next 60 days
WASHINGTON, DC – AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, announced a proposed rule to provide programmatic and grantmaking flexibilities to the AmeriCorps State and National program.
This proposed rule would limit AmeriCorps State and National grantees’ required share of program costs, known as “match” or “cost share,” to a scale that starts at 24 percent for the first three-year grant cycle and increases incrementally with each successive three-year grant cycle, until it reaches 50 percent in the sixth three-year grant cycle and beyond.
This proposed rule would also simplify the criteria that allow AmeriCorps to waive match for AmeriCorps State and National grantees and allow AmeriCorps to grant waivers of education hour limitations. Under certain circumstances, AmeriCorps members in the State and National program would be able to spend an increased number of hours on education and training activities. The proposed rule would remove the four-term limit, which would allow any individual to serve as many terms as necessary to earn the value of two full-time education awards, regardless of whether those terms are served on a full-time, part-time, or reduced part-time basis.
This proposed rule is open for public comment until Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023. To view the proposed rule visit the Federal Register.