House appropriations committee approves increase to national service funding
Thank you to everyone who took the time to voice support for national service! A couple months ago the White House’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2020 recommend eliminating the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), including AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, for the third year in a row.
We asked for your help again to voice the importance of AmeriCorps programs in our communities, for young people, and for the environment.
Today we heard the great news that the House Appropriations Committee rejected the White House proposal to eliminate CNCS and that they approved a draft fiscal year 2020 spending bill that includes a $55 million increase above the FY19 enacted level. Within the total amount for CNCS, the bill includes increases for AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Volunteer Generation Fund.
For more information, read the recent CNCS legislative update.