Your AmeriCorps Program – Understanding Your Grant Agreement

The grant agreement is a legally binding contract that establishes a program’s relationship with the Virginia Service Commission. A new grant agreement is signed each year, after a program has been approved for new or continued CNCS funding. It is the most essential document for an AmeriCorps program. Program Directors and key staff persons should become familiar with the full grant agreement. The deliverables listed in the grant agreement are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all Virginia Service Commission and CNCS requirements. As stated in the grant agreement, there are referenced laws, regulations, provisions, and documents that govern the program. There may be additional requirements set forth by the Virginia Service Commission or CNCS at any time during the program year. Program Directors are responsible for meeting all requirements.