Presidents Volunteer Service Award Program

The summary for the Presidents Volunteer Service Award Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Corporation for National and Community Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Presidents Volunteer Service Award Program: This Notice of Federal Funds Availability (Notice) announces the availability of funding for the start-up and initial inventory for the Presidents Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) Program and the intention of the Corporation for National and Community Service to form a cooperative agreement with an organization to provide administrative and technical support for the PVSA. The program is consistent with the Presidential Awards for Service and Presidents Call to Service as authorized by the National and Community Service Act of 1990 as amended by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act of 2009 (42 U.S.C. 12653a). The Presidents Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime. To learn more about the current program including the award packages based on hours of service, visit: http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/tg/pvsainfo/dspAboutAwards.cfmSince the program began in 2003, an average of 135,000 awards has been distributed each year through almost 6000 orders. Through this awards program, the Corporation seeks to honor those individuals and groups that dedicate significant time in service to others and, in so doing, encourage others to serve.Through a cooperative agreement awarded in this competition, we aim to increase the numbers of individuals and organizations that qualify for the award based on the numbers of hours served in a year and ultimately increase the numbers of individuals who are effectively serving in their communities. Research suggests that effective volunteer management is key to sustained volunteering and that recognition is one piece of effective volunteer management. The successful applicant will work with the Corporation to market, administer and expand participation in the Presidents Volunteer Service Awards program. The successful organization should demonstrate the knowledge and ability to market the PVSA in a way that is respectful of a presidential award, is culturally competent, reinforces good volunteer management practices, and reflects the values of the promoting effective service.
Federal Grant Title: Presidents Volunteer Service Award Program
Federal Agency Name: Corporation for National and Community Service
Grant Categories: Community Development Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-GRANTS-072811-001
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 94.007
CFDA Descriptions: Program Development and Innovation Grants
Current Application Deadline: Aug 23, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Aug 23, 2011
Posted Date: Jul 28, 2011
Creation Date: Jul 28, 2011
Archive Date: Aug 24, 2011
Total Program Funding: $150,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Promoting increased service and volunteering through recognition and awards.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Code 99 -- Eligible applicants include: private firms, non-profit organizations, state and local government entities, institutions of higher education and Indian tribal organizations. Any organization or entity must demonstrate the capability to administer, market, and publicize the program or the ability to acquire that expertise
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Rhonda Taylor rtaylor@cns.gov 202-606-6721
Programmatic questions [rtaylor@cns.gov]
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