ERIC Number: ED413430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep-3
Reference Count: N/A
National Service Programs: Status of AmeriCorps Reform Efforts.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.
A study determined the status of the Corporation for National and Community Service reform efforts to improve AmeriCorps. Work focused on the reform efforts related to reducing costs. The study relied on funding data from the Corporation's grant data system on grant awards and expected funding matches from non-Corporation sources. Analysis indicated the Corporation had made progress in taking some cost reduction reform steps but lacked data systems to track whether all these reforms had been made. Corporation grant funds per participant had decreased by about 6 percent. Matching funds had increased in total, but the Corporation was unable to document whether private contributions had increased. No federal agencies, at either the national or field-office level, were AmeriCorp grantees in program year 3. However, many subgrantee projects of former federal agency grantees, as allowed by law, continued to operate as AmeriCorp projects, having applied for and received Corporation funds either directly from the Corporation or through state commissions. In addition, the Education Awards Program was operational; 49 new projects had been funded for a total of 6,400 participants so far in program year 3. (A response from the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation is appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Corporate Support, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Grants, High Schools, Higher Education, Private Financial Support, Program Improvement, Public Service, Service Learning
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (first copy free; additional copies $2.00 each; 100 or more: 25% discount).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.