America’s Service Commissions Initial Statement on FY15 President’s Budget Request

America’s Service Commissions appreciates the administration’s commitment to strengthening the federal investment to state service commissions and to growing AmeriCorps. While we welcome and support conversations about moving towards a more unified branding of national service, we feel it should be done cautiously to ensure the protection of programming that has been built over the last 40 years. We do not support disinvestment in volunteer infrastructure or senior programming. We support a strong and vibrant decentralized Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) field structure.

As more information is released, America’s Service Commissions will work to better understand the specifics of what is being proposed and any impacts on the streams of service.

To read America’s Service Commission’s FY15 President’s Budget Request Letter click here.

More information is available at:

President Obama’s FY15 CNCS Budget Overview

CNCS Budget in Brief & Budget FAQ

ASC will be hosting a webinar for its membership on the Congressional Budget Justification once more information is released. With questions please contact Tom Branen, Executive Director, America’s Service Commissions or Adam Lounsbury, Chair, ASC Public Policy Committee.

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