Consultation is a requirement outlined in the FY19 AmeriCorps Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for new, recompete and continuation applicants. To initiate consultation, click here and follow the instructions to complete your National Direct Consultation Form. Someone from the Volunteer Mississippi team will follow up with you once your form has been submitted.
As part of the Serve America Act, National Direct Consultation was established to help increase collaboration and coordination among national service programs, which in turn supports the efficient use of national service funds in each state.
State service commissions, such as the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service (Volunteer Mississippi), use the information provided through the National Direct Consultation process to provide input to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) on funding decisions that may impact their state, as well as provide feedback/recommendations to the National Direct applicant. CNCS asks each commission to provide their input on each National Direct applicant proposing to place members in the state by selecting “support,” “neutral,” or “do not support,” along with any comments associated with the opinion submitted.
America's Service Commissions will host an informational webinar on Friday, October 19 at 12:00 p.m. ET for National Directs about consultation requirements and the online form. Attendees can register at https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/3119584261720821506. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the ASC website here: https://www.statecommissions.org/national-direct-consultation.
Want To Know More?
Visit the America's Service Commissions site to read more about AmeriCorps National Direct and the National Direct Consultation process.