Public Policy

The ASC Public Policy Committee engages the ASC network to educate stakeholders on public policy issues relevant to the ASC membership. Below are key documents the committee has authored to further our work.

Questions? Contact ASC Chief Policy Officer Tom Branen.

2019

FY20 Commissioner Sign-On Letter in Support of National Service to Congressional Appropriations Leadership

2018

FY 2020 Letter to President Trump

President Signs 2019 Defense, Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations Act (HR 6157) Funding National Service

FY19 Commissioner Sign-On Letter in Support of National Service to Congressional Appropriations Leadership


2017

FY18 Commissioner Sign-On Letter in Support of National Service to Congressional Leadership

ASC Statement on President's FY18 Budget Release

ASC Statement on President's FY18 Budget Blueprint

2016

2015

Letter to CNCS on Strategic Plan Revisions

FY15 Budget Request to the White House

Change in Administrative Cap on State Formula AmeriCorp Grants
Letter from CNCS to state commissions on updated FY13 policy regarding administrative cap

Program Disability and Training Letter from Rep. Latham & Rep. Loebsack
Rep. Lathan (R-IA) and Rep. Loebsack (D-IA) co-signed a letter written to the Corporation for National and Community Service on May 8, 2013 requesting the Corporation for National and Community Service reconsider an internal policy change of shifting critical training and disability inclusion funds away from state service commissions. The letter questions a shift in the federal/state partnership towards the federal government, the narrowing of program and state level flexibility, and the importance of funding commissions and program development to ensure national service is truly national. Read the letter by clicking here.

Letter to CNCS on PDAT and Administrative Costs
ASC writes the CNCS Chief of Staff to urge the CNCS to restore PDAT funds to state commissions on a formula basis and to allow the necessary flexibility to effectively administer state grants, as the law allows. Read the letter here.

Letter to Governors
Governor Branstad of Iowa encourages Governors to utilize national service and volunteering to address critical issues facing states. Read the letter here.

2012

Critical Issues - Letter to CNCS 
ASC outlines critical issues facing state service commissions as Wendy Spencer starts her term as the new CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Read the letter here.

2011

Commission Determination on Administrative Costs Letter to CNCS
ASC letter to CNCS requesting that, in accordance with the statute, CNCS provide the authority to commissions to make their own determination in regard to the administrative costs distribution.