Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Input. Corporation for National and Community Service

National Service News

Dear Service Leader,

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) wants your input. We are seeking the best thinking from the national service network and the public about two key topics:  a unified training and technical assistance strategy, and disability programming for all CNCS programs.  A notice has been published in the Federal Register inviting public comment on these topics. Your feedback will be used to inform our planning as we transition from a formula-based methodology to competitive processes for awarding funds.  

There are several ways you can participate.  You may send your written comments to  You may participate in a CNCS-hosted listening session at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service or conference calls later this month (see below).   You can also submit your comments via, by mail, or by fax.  Details on these methods are in the Federal Register notice.

National Conference Listening Session
The public input listening session will be held on Tuesday, June 19, during the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Chicago, Ill., at McCormack Place West at 2301 S. Indiana Ave. from 8:30 -10:00 a.m.  If you plan to attend, please send an email to specifying the National Conference with your name, title, organization, and contact information.  We will follow up with a confirmation.  

If you are already registered for the conference, please go to the conference website and add Session 3336 to your itinerary.  If you are not registered for the conference, you can use the confirmation we will send to attend this listening session.   If you cannot attend the listening session, a transcript will be posted on the CNCS website for review. 

Conference Calls
Conference Call #1:  Monday, June 25 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET, call-in number 888-324-4147, participant passcode: POWELL

Conference Call #2:  Thursday, June 28 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET, call-in number 800-779-1632, participant passcode: 2116663

If you plan to join a conference call, please send an email with your name, title, organization, contact information, and which call you will be joining to Transcripts will be available on the CNCS website following each call.

Please check our Web site at for further information and updates.  CNCS will not respond to comments individually but will take input into consideration in future planning.  

The comment period will close on July 6, 2012.

Thank you in advance for your participation, and we look forward to your comments.

The Corporation for National and Community Service

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