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                            SERVE AMERICA ACT

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Public Law 111-13
111th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 Entitled The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, an Act to reauthorize 
  and reform the national service laws. <<NOTE: Apr. 21, 2009 -  [H.R. 
                                1388]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Serve America 
Act.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Short <<NOTE: 42 USC 12501 note.>>  Title.--This Act may be 
cited as the ``Serve America Act''.

    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

    TITLE I--AMENDMENTS TO NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE ACT OF 1990

Sec. 1001. References.

        Subtitle A--Amendments to Subtitle A (General Provisions)

Sec. 1101. Purposes.
Sec. 1102. Definitions.

     Subtitle B--Amendments to Subtitle B (Learn and Serve America)

Sec. 1201. School-based allotments.
Sec. 1202. Higher education provisions.
Sec. 1203. Campuses of Service.
Sec. 1204. Innovative programs and research.
Sec. 1205. Service-learning impact study.

  Subtitle C--Amendments to Subtitle C (National Service Trust Program)

Sec. 1301. Prohibition on grants to Federal agencies; limits on 
           Corporation costs.
Sec. 1302. Eligible national service programs.
Sec. 1303. Types of positions.
Sec. 1304. Conforming repeal relating to training and technical 
           assistance.
Sec. 1305. Assistance to State Commissions; challenge grants.
Sec. 1306. Allocation of assistance to States and other eligible 
           entities.
Sec. 1307. Additional authority.
Sec. 1308. State selection of programs.
Sec. 1309. National service program assistance requirements.
Sec. 1310. Prohibited activities and ineligible organizations.
Sec. 1311. Consideration of applications.
Sec. 1312. Description of participants.
Sec. 1313. Selection of national service participants.
Sec. 1314. Terms of service.
Sec. 1315. Adjustments to living allowance.

    Subtitle D--Amendments to Subtitle D (National Service Trust and 
            Provision of National Service Educational Awards)

Sec. 1401. Availability of funds in the National Service Trust.
Sec. 1402. Individuals eligible to receive an educational award from the 
           Trust.
Sec. 1403. Certifications.
Sec. 1404. Determination of the amount of the educational award.

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Sec. 1405. Disbursement of educational awards.
Sec. 1406. Approval process for approved positions.

Subtitle E--Amendments to Subtitle E (National Civilian Community Corps)

Sec. 1501. Purpose.
Sec. 1502. Program components.
Sec. 1503. Eligible participants.
Sec. 1504. Summer national service program.
Sec. 1505. National Civilian Community Corps.
Sec. 1506. Training.
Sec. 1507. Consultation with State Commissions.
Sec. 1508. Authorized benefits for Corps members.
Sec. 1509. Permanent cadre.
Sec. 1510. Status of Corps members and Corps personnel under Federal 
           law.
Sec. 1511. Contract and grant authority.
Sec. 1512. Other departments.
Sec. 1513. Advisory Board.
Sec. 1514. Evaluations.
Sec. 1515. Repeal of funding limitation.
Sec. 1516. Definitions.
Sec. 1517. Terminology.

    Subtitle F--Amendments to Subtitle F (Administrative Provisions)

Sec. 1601. Family and medical leave.
Sec. 1602. Reports.
Sec. 1603. Use of funds.
Sec. 1604. Notice, hearing, and grievance procedures.
Sec. 1605. Resolution of displacement complaints.
Sec. 1606. State Commissions on National and Community Service.
Sec. 1607. Evaluation and accountability.
Sec. 1608. Civic Health Assessment.
Sec. 1609. Contingent extension.
Sec. 1610. Partnerships with schools.
Sec. 1611. Rights of access, examination, and copying.
Sec. 1612. Additional administrative provisions.
Sec. 1613. Availability of assistance.
Sec. 1614. Criminal history checks for individuals working with 
           vulnerable populations.

   Subtitle G--Amendments to Subtitle G (Corporation for National and 
                           Community Service)

Sec. 1701. Terms of office.
Sec. 1702. Board of Directors authorities and duties.
Sec. 1703. Chief Executive Officer compensation.
Sec. 1704. Authorities and duties of the Chief Executive Officer.
Sec. 1705. Chief Financial Officer status.
Sec. 1706. Nonvoting members; personal services contracts.
Sec. 1707. Donated services.
Sec. 1708. Assignment to State Commissions.
Sec. 1709. Study of involvement of veterans.
Sec. 1710. Study to examine and increase service programs for displaced 
           workers in services corps and community service and to 
           develop pilot program planning study.
Sec. 1711. Study to evaluate the effectiveness of agency coordination.
Sec. 1712. Study of program effectiveness.
Sec. 1713. Volunteer Management Corps study.

    Subtitle H--Amendments to Subtitle H (Investment for Quality and 
                               Innovation)

Sec. 1801. Technical amendment to subtitle H.
Sec. 1802. Additional Corporation activities to support national 
           service.
Sec. 1803. Repeals.
Sec. 1804. Presidential awards.
Sec. 1805. New fellowships.
Sec. 1806. National Service Reserve Corps.
Sec. 1807. Social Innovation Funds pilot program.
Sec. 1808. Clearinghouses.
Sec. 1809. Nonprofit Capacity Building Program.

              Subtitle I--Training and Technical Assistance

Sec. 1821. Training and technical assistance.

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      Subtitle J--Repeal of Title III (Points of Light Foundation)

Sec. 1831. Repeal.

   Subtitle K--Amendments to Title V (Authorization of Appropriations)

Sec. 1841. Authorization of appropriations.

            TITLE II--DOMESTIC VOLUNTEER SERVICE ACT OF 1973

Sec. 2001. References.
Sec. 2002. Volunteerism policy.

           Subtitle A--National Volunteer Antipoverty Programs

               Chapter 1--Volunteers in Service to America

Sec. 2101. Statement of purpose.
Sec. 2102. Selection and assignment of volunteers.
Sec. 2103. Support service.
Sec. 2104. Repeal.
Sec. 2105. Redesignation.

                  Chapter 2--University Year for VISTA

Sec. 2121. University year for VISTA.

                  Chapter 3--Special Volunteer Programs

Sec. 2131. Statement of purpose.
Sec. 2132. Literacy challenge grants.

                Subtitle B--National Senior Service Corps

Sec. 2141. Title.
Sec. 2142. Statement of purpose.
Sec. 2143. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.
Sec. 2144. Foster grandparent program.
Sec. 2145. Senior companion program.
Sec. 2146. General provisions.

               Subtitle C--Administration and Coordination

Sec. 2151. Special limitations.
Sec. 2152. Application of Federal law.
Sec. 2153. Evaluation.
Sec. 2154. Definitions.
Sec. 2155. Protection against improper use.
Sec. 2156. Provisions under the National and Community Service Act of 
           1990.

               Subtitle D--Authorization of Appropriations

Sec. 2161. Authorizations of appropriations.

          TITLE III--TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO TABLES OF CONTENTS

Sec. 3101. Table of contents of the National and Community Service Act 
           of 1990.
Sec. 3102. Table of contents of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 
           1973.

                   TITLE IV--AMENDMENTS TO OTHER LAWS

Sec. 4101. Inspector General Act of 1978.

               TITLE V--VOLUNTEERS FOR PROSPERITY PROGRAM

Sec. 5101. Findings.
Sec. 5102. Definitions.
Sec. 5103. Office of Volunteers for Prosperity.
Sec. 5104. Authorization of appropriations.

                        TITLE VI--EFFECTIVE DATE

Sec. 6101. Effective date.
Sec. 6102. Sense of the Senate.

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    TITLE I--AMENDMENTS TO NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE ACT OF 1990

SEC. 1001. REFERENCES.

    Except as otherwise specifically provided, whenever in this title an 
amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal 
of, a provision, the amendment or repeal shall be considered to be made 
to a provision of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 
U.S.C. 12501 et seq.).

        Subtitle A--Amendments to Subtitle A (General Provisions)

SEC. 1101. PURPOSES.

    Section 2(b) (42 U.S.C. 12501(b)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2), by striking ``community throughout'' 
        and inserting ``community and service throughout the varied and 
        diverse communities of'';
            (2) in paragraph (4), by inserting after ``income,'' the 
        following: ``geographic location,'';
            (3) in paragraph (6), by inserting after ``existing'' the 
        following: ``national'';
            (4) in paragraph (7)--
                    (A) by striking ``programs and agencies'' and 
                inserting ``programs, agencies, and communities''; and
                    (B) by striking ``and'' at the end;
            (5) in paragraph (8), by striking the period and inserting a 
        semicolon; and
            (6) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(9) expand and strengthen service-learning programs 
        through year-round opportunities, including opportunities during 
        the summer months, to improve the education of children and 
        youth and to maximize the benefits of national and community 
        service, in order to renew the ethic of civic responsibility and 
        the spirit of community for children and youth throughout the 
        United States;
            ``(10) assist in coordinating and strengthening Federal and 
        other service opportunities, including opportunities for 
        participation in emergency and disaster preparedness, relief, 
        and recovery;
            ``(11) increase service opportunities for the Nation's 
        retiring professionals, including such opportunities for those 
        retiring from the science, technical, engineering, and 
        mathematics professions, to improve the education of the 
        Nation's youth and keep America competitive in the global 
        knowledge economy, and to further utilize the experience, 
        knowledge, and skills of older individuals;
            ``(12) encourage the continued service of the alumni of the 
        national service programs, including service in times of 
        national need;
            ``(13) encourage individuals age 55 or older to partake of 
        service opportunities;
            ``(14) focus national service on the areas of national need 
        such service has the capacity to address, such as improving

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        education, increasing energy conservation, improving the health 
        status of economically disadvantaged individuals, and improving 
        economic opportunity for economically disadvantaged individuals;
            ``(15) recognize and increase the impact of social 
        entrepreneurs and other nonprofit community organizations in 
        addressing national and local challenges;
            ``(16) increase public and private investment in nonprofit 
        community organizations that are effectively addressing national 
        and local challenges and encourage such organizations to 
        replicate and expand successful initiatives;
            ``(17) leverage Federal investments to increase State, 
        local, business, and philanthropic resources to address national 
        and local challenges;
            ``(18) support institutions of higher education that engage 
        students in community service activities and provide high-
        quality service-learning opportunities; and
            ``(19) recognize the expertise veterans can offer to 
        national service programs, expand the participation of the 
        veterans in the national service programs, and assist the 
        families of veterans and members of the Armed Forces on active 
        duty.''.
SEC. 1102. DEFINITIONS.

    (a) In General.--Section 101 (42 U.S.C. 12511) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (3), by striking ``described in section 
        122'';
            (2) in paragraph (13), by striking ``section 101(a) of the 
        Higher Education Act of 1965'' and inserting ``sections 101(a) 
        and 102(a)(1) of the Higher Education Act of 1965'';
            (3) in paragraph (17)(B), by striking ``program in which the 
        participant is enrolled'' and inserting ``organization receiving 
        assistance under the national service laws through which the 
        participant is engaging in service'';
            (4) in paragraph (19)--
                    (A) by striking ``section 111(a)'' and inserting 
                ``section 112(a)'';
                    (B) by striking ``117A(a),'';
                    (C) by striking ``119(b)(1), or 122(a),'' and 
                inserting ``118A, or 118(b)(1), or subsection (a), (b), 
                or (c) of section 122,'';
                    (D) by inserting ``section 198B, 198C, 198G, 198H, 
                or 198K,'' after ``section 152(b),''; and
                    (E) by striking ``198, 198C, or 198D'' and inserting 
                ``179A, 198, 198O, 198P, or 199N'';
            (5) in paragraph (21)(B)--
                    (A) by striking ``602'' and inserting ``602(3)''; 
                and
                    (B) by striking ``1401'' and inserting ``1401(3)'';
            (6) in paragraph (24), by striking ``section 111'' and 
        inserting ``section 112'';
            (7) in paragraph (26), by striking the second sentence; and
            (8) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(30) Alaska native-serving institution.--The term `Alaska 
        Native-serving institution' has the meaning given the term in 
        section 317(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
        1059d(b)).
            ``(31) Approved silver scholar position.--The term `approved 
        silver scholar position' means a position, in a program

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        described in section 198C(a), for which the Corporation has 
        approved the provision of a silver scholarship educational award 
        as one of the benefits to be provided for successful service in 
        the position.
            ``(32) Approved summer of service position.--The term 
        `approved summer of service position' means a position, in a 
        program described in section 119(c)(8), for which the 
        Corporation has approved the provision of a summer of service 
        educational award as one of the benefits to be provided for 
        successful service in the position.
            ``(33) Asian american and native american pacific islander-
        serving institution.--The term `Asian American and Native 
        American Pacific Islander-serving institution' has the meaning 
        given the term in section 320(b) of the Higher Education Act of 
        1965 (20 U.S.C. 1059g(b)).
            ``(34) Authorizing committees.--The term `authorizing 
        committees' means the Committee on Education and Labor of the 
        House of Representatives and the Committee on Health, Education, 
        Labor, and Pensions of the Senate.
            ``(35) Community-based entity.--The term `community-based 
        entity' means a public or private nonprofit organization that--
                    ``(A) has experience with meeting unmet human, 
                educational, environmental, or public safety needs; and
                    ``(B) meets other such criteria as the Chief 
                Executive Officer may establish.
            ``(36) Disadvantaged youth.--The term `disadvantaged youth' 
        includes those youth who are economically disadvantaged and 1 or 
        more of the following:
                    ``(A) Who are out-of-school youth, including out-of-
                school youth who are unemployed.
                    ``(B) Who are in or aging out of foster care.
                    ``(C) Who have limited English proficiency.
                    ``(D) Who are homeless or who have run away from 
                home.
                    ``(E) Who are at-risk to leave secondary school 
                without a diploma.
                    ``(F) Who are former juvenile offenders or at risk 
                of delinquency.
                    ``(G) Who are individuals with disabilities.
            ``(37) Encore service program.--The term `encore service 
        program' means a program, carried out by an eligible entity as 
        described in subsection (a), (b), or (c) of section 122, that--
                    ``(A) involves a significant number of participants 
                age 55 or older in the program; and
                    ``(B) takes advantage of the skills and experience 
                that such participants offer in the design and 
                implementation of the program.
            ``(38) Hispanic-serving institution.--The term `Hispanic-
        serving institution' has the meaning given such term in section 
        502(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1101a(a)).
            ``(39) Historically black college or university.--The term 
        `historically black college or university' means a part B 
        institution, as defined in section 322 of the Higher Education 
        Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1061).
            ``(40) Medically underserved population.--The term 
        `medically underserved population' has the meaning given that

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        term in section 330(b)(3) of the Public Health Service Act (42 
        U.S.C. 254b(b)(3)).
            ``(41) Native american-serving, nontribal institution.--The 
        term `Native American-serving, nontribal institution' has the 
        meaning given the term in section 319(b) of the Higher Education 
        Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1059f(b)).
            ``(42) Native hawaiian-serving institution.--The term 
        `Native Hawaiian-serving institution' has the meaning given the 
        term in section 317(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 
        U.S.C. 1059d(b)).
            ``(43) Predominantly black institution.--The term 
        `Predominantly Black Institution' has the meaning given the term 
        in section 318 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
        1059e).
            ``(44) Principles of scientific research.--The term 
        `principles of scientific research' means principles of research 
        that--
                    ``(A) apply rigorous, systematic, and objective 
                methodology to obtain reliable and valid knowledge 
                relevant to the subject matter involved;
                    ``(B) present findings and make claims that are 
                appropriate to, and supported by, the methods that have 
                been employed; and
                    ``(C) include, appropriate to the research being 
                conducted--
                          ``(i) use of systematic, empirical methods 
                      that draw on observation or experiment;
                          ``(ii) use of data analyses that are adequate 
                      to support the general findings;
                          ``(iii) reliance on measurements or 
                      observational methods that provide reliable and 
                      generalizable findings;
                          ``(iv) strong claims of causal relationships, 
                      only with research designs that eliminate 
                      plausible competing explanations for observed 
                      results, such as, but not limited to, random-
                      assignment experiments;
                          ``(v) presentation of studies and methods in 
                      sufficient detail and clarity to allow for 
                      replication or, at a minimum, to offer the 
                      opportunity to build systematically on the 
                      findings of the research;
                          ``(vi) acceptance by a peer-reviewed journal 
                      or critique by a panel of independent experts 
                      through a comparably rigorous, objective, and 
                      scientific review; and
                          ``(vii) consistency of findings across 
                      multiple studies or sites to support the 
                      generality of results and conclusions.
            ``(45) Qualified organization.--The term `qualified 
        organization' means a public or private nonprofit organization 
        with experience working with school-age youth that meets such 
        criteria as the Chief Executive Officer may establish.
            ``(46) Scientifically valid research.--The term 
        `scientifically valid research' includes applied research, basic 
        research, and field-initiated research in which the rationale, 
        design, and interpretation are soundly developed in accordance 
        with principles of scientific research.

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            ``(47) Territory.--The term `territory' means the United 
        States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the 
        Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
            ``(48) Tribally controlled college or university.--The term 
        `tribally controlled college or university' has the meaning 
        given such term in section 2 of the Tribally Controlled Colleges 
        and Universities Assistance Act of 1978 (25 U.S.C. 1801).
            ``(49) Veteran.--The term `veteran' has the meaning given 
        the term in section 101 of title 38, United States Code.''.

    (b) Redesignation.--Section 101 (42 U.S.C. 12511) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (49) as 
        paragraphs (1), (3), (8), (9), (10), (12), (14), (15), (19), 
        (20), (21), (22), (23), (24), (26), (29), (30), (31), (34), 
        (35), (37), (39), (40), (41), (42), (43), (44), (45), (46), (2), 
        (4), (5), (6), (7), (11), (13), (16), (17), (18), (25), (27), 
        (28), (32), (33), (36), (38), (47), (48), and (49); and
            (2) so that paragraphs (1) through (49), as so redesignated 
        in paragraph (1), appear in numerical order.

     Subtitle B--Amendments to Subtitle B (Learn and Serve America)

SEC. 1201. SCHOOL-BASED ALLOTMENTS.

    Part I of subtitle B of title I (42 U.S.C. 12521 et seq.) is amended 
to read as follows:

     ``PART I--PROGRAMS FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

``SEC. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12521.>>  111. PURPOSE.

    ``The purpose of this part is to promote service-learning as a 
strategy to--
            ``(1) support high-quality service-learning projects that 
        engage students in meeting community needs with demonstrable 
        results, while enhancing students' academic and civic learning; 
        and
            ``(2) support efforts to build institutional capacity, 
        including the training of educators, and to strengthen the 
        service infrastructure to expand service opportunities.
``SEC. 111A. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12522.>>  DEFINITIONS.

    ``In this part:
            ``(1) State.--The term `State' means each of the several 
        States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto 
        Rico.
            ``(2) State educational agency.--The term `State educational 
        agency' means--
                    ``(A) a State educational agency (as defined in 
                section 101) of a State; or
                    ``(B) for a State in which a State educational 
                agency described in subparagraph (A) has designated a 
                statewide entity under section 112(e), that designated 
                statewide entity.

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``SEC. 112. ASSISTANCE <<NOTE: 42 USC 12523.>>  TO STATES, 
                        TERRITORIES, AND INDIAN TRIBES.

    ``(a) Allotments to States, Territories, and Indian Tribes.--The 
Corporation, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, may make 
allotments to State educational agencies, territories, and Indian tribes 
to pay for the Federal share of--
            ``(1) planning and building the capacity within the State, 
        territory, or Indian tribe involved to implement service-
        learning programs that are based principally in elementary 
        schools and secondary schools, including--
                    ``(A) providing training and professional 
                development for teachers, supervisors, personnel from 
                community-based entities (particularly with regard to 
                the recruitment, utilization, and management of 
                participants), and trainers, to be conducted by 
                qualified individuals or organizations that have 
                experience with service-learning;
                    ``(B) developing service-learning curricula, 
                consistent with State or local academic content 
                standards, to be integrated into academic programs, 
                including curricula for an age-appropriate learning 
                component that provides participants an opportunity to 
                analyze and apply their service experiences;
                    ``(C) forming local partnerships described in 
                paragraph (2) or (4)(D) to develop school-based service-
                learning programs in accordance with this part;
                    ``(D) devising appropriate methods for research on 
                and evaluation of the educational value of service-
                learning and the effect of service-learning activities 
                on communities;
                    ``(E) establishing effective outreach and 
                dissemination of information to ensure the broadest 
                possible involvement of community-based entities with 
                demonstrated effectiveness in working with school-age 
                youth in their communities; and
                    ``(F) establishing effective outreach and 
                dissemination of information to ensure the broadest 
                possible participation of schools throughout the State, 
                throughout the territory, or serving the Indian tribe 
                involved with particular attention to schools not making 
                adequate yearly progress for two or more consecutive 
                years under section 1111 of the Elementary and Secondary 
                Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.);
            ``(2) implementing, operating, or expanding school-based 
        service-learning programs, which may include paying for the cost 
        of the recruitment, training, supervision, placement, salaries, 
        and benefits of service-learning coordinators, through 
        distribution by State educational agencies, territories, and 
        Indian tribes of Federal funds made available under this part to 
        projects operated by local partnerships among--
                    ``(A) local educational agencies; and
                    ``(B) 1 or more community partners that--
                          ``(i) shall include a public or private 
                      nonprofit organization that--
                                    ``(I) has a demonstrated expertise 
                                in the provision of services to meet 
                                unmet human, education, environmental, 
                                or public safety needs;
                                    ``(II) will make projects available 
                                for participants, who shall be students; 
                                and

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                                    ``(III) was in existence at least 1 
                                year before the date on which the 
                                organization submitted an application 
                                under section 113; and
                          ``(ii) may include a private for-profit 
                      business, private elementary school or secondary 
                      school, or Indian tribe (except that an Indian 
                      tribe distributing funds to a project under this 
                      paragraph is not eligible to be part of the 
                      partnership operating that project);
            ``(3) planning of school-based service-learning programs, 
        through distribution by State educational agencies, territories, 
        and Indian tribes of Federal funds made available under this 
        part to local educational agencies and Indian tribes, which 
        planning may include paying for the cost of--
                    ``(A) the salaries and benefits of service-learning 
                coordinators; or
                    ``(B) the recruitment, training and professional 
                development, supervision, and placement of service-
                learning coordinators who may be participants in a 
                program under subtitle C or receive a national service 
                educational award under subtitle D, who may be 
                participants in a project under section 201 of the 
                Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 5001), 
                or who may participate in a Youthbuild program under 
                section 173A of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 
                U.S.C. 2918a),
        who will identify the community partners described in paragraph 
        (2)(B) and assist in the design and implementation of a program 
        described in paragraph (2);
            ``(4) implementing, operating, or expanding school-based 
        service-learning programs to utilize adult volunteers in 
        service-learning to improve the education of students, through 
        distribution by State educational agencies, territories, and 
        Indian tribes of Federal funds made available under this part 
        to--
                    ``(A) local educational agencies;
                    ``(B) Indian tribes (except that an Indian tribe 
                distributing funds under this paragraph is not eligible 
                to be a recipient of those funds);
                    ``(C) public or private nonprofit organizations; or
                    ``(D) partnerships or combinations of local 
                educational agencies, and entities described in 
                subparagraph (B) or (C); and
            ``(5) developing, as service-learning programs, civic 
        engagement programs that promote a better understanding of--
                    ``(A) the principles of the Constitution, the heroes 
                of United States history (including military heroes), 
                and the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance;
                    ``(B) how the Nation's government functions; and
                    ``(C) the importance of service in the Nation's 
                character.

    ``(b) Duties of Service-Learning Coordinator.--A service-learning 
coordinator referred to in paragraph (2) or (3) of subsection (a) shall 
provide services to a local partnership described in subsection (a)(2) 
or entity described in subsection (a)(3), respectively, that may 
include--
            ``(1) providing technical assistance and information to, and 
        facilitating the training of, teachers and assisting in the 
        planning, development, execution, and evaluation of service-
        learning in their classrooms;

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            ``(2) assisting local partnerships described in subsection 
        (a)(2) in the planning, development, and execution of service-
        learning projects, including summer of service programs;
            ``(3) assisting schools and local educational agencies in 
        developing school policies and practices that support the 
        integration of service-learning into the curriculum; and
            ``(4) carrying out such other duties as the local 
        partnership or entity, respectively, may determine to be 
        appropriate.

    ``(c) Related Expenses.--An entity that receives financial 
assistance under this part from a State, territory, or Indian tribe may, 
in carrying out the activities described in subsection (a), use such 
assistance to pay for the Federal share of reasonable costs related to 
the supervision of participants, program administration, transportation, 
insurance, and evaluations and for other reasonable expenses related to 
the activities.
    ``(d) Special Rule.--A State educational agency described in section 
111A(2)(A) may designate a statewide entity (which may be a community-
based entity) with demonstrated experience in supporting or implementing 
service-learning programs, to receive the State educational agency's 
allotment under this part, and carry out the functions of the agency 
under this part.
    ``(e) Consultation With Secretary of Education.--The Corporation is 
authorized to enter into agreements with the Secretary of Education for 
initiatives (and may use funds authorized under section 501(a)(6) to 
enter into the agreements if the additional costs of the initiatives are 
warranted) that may include--
            ``(1) identification and dissemination of research findings 
        on service-learning and scientifically valid research based 
        practices for service-learning; and
            ``(2) provision of professional development opportunities 
        that--
                    ``(A) improve the quality of service-learning 
                instruction and delivery for teachers both preservice 
                and in-service, personnel from community-based entities 
                and youth workers; and
                    ``(B) create and sustain effective partnerships for 
                service-learning programs between local educational 
                agencies, community-based entities, businesses, and 
                other stakeholders.
``SEC. 112A. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12524.>>  ALLOTMENTS.

    ``(a) Indian Tribes and Territories.--Of the amounts appropriated to 
carry out this part for any fiscal year, the Corporation shall reserve 
an amount of not less than 2 percent and not more than 3 percent for 
payments to Indian tribes, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, 
American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, to 
be allotted in accordance with their respective needs.
    ``(b) Allotments Through States.--
            ``(1) In general.--After reserving an amount under 
        subsection (a), the Corporation shall use the remainder of the 
        funds appropriated to carry out this part for the fiscal year as 
        follows:
                    ``(A) Allotments based on school-age youth.--From 50 
                percent of such remainder, the Corporation shall allot 
                to each State an amount that bears the same ratio to 50 
                percent of such remainder as the number of school-

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                age youth in the State bears to the total number of 
                school-age youth in all States.
                    ``(B) Allotments based on allocations under 
                elementary and secondary education act of 1965.--From 50 
                percent of such remainder, the Corporation shall allot 
                to each State an amount that bears the same ratio to 50 
                percent of such remainder as the allocation to the State 
                for the previous fiscal year under title I of the 
                Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 
                U.S.C. 6301 et seq.) bears to the total of such 
                allocations to all States.
            ``(2) Minimum amount.--For any fiscal year for which amounts 
        appropriated for this subtitle exceed $50,000,000, the minimum 
        allotment to each State under paragraph (1) shall be $75,000.

    ``(c) Reallotment.--If the Corporation determines that the allotment 
of a State, territory, or Indian tribe under this section will not be 
required for a fiscal year because the State, territory, or Indian tribe 
did not submit and receive approval of an application for the allotment 
under section 113, the Corporation shall make the allotment for such 
State, territory, or Indian tribe available for grants to community-
based entities to carry out service-learning programs as described in 
section 112(b) in such State, in such territory, or for such Indian 
tribe. After community-based entities apply for grants from the 
allotment, by submitting an application at such time and in such manner 
as the Corporation requires, and receive approval, the remainder of such 
allotment shall be available for reallotment to such other States, 
territories, or Indian tribes with approved applications submitted under 
section 113 as the Corporation may determine to be appropriate.
``SEC. 113. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12525.>>  APPLICATIONS.

    ``(a) Applications to Corporation for Allotments.--
            ``(1) In general.--To be eligible to receive an allotment 
        under section 112A, a State, acting through the State 
        educational agency, territory, or Indian tribe shall prepare and 
        submit to the Corporation an application at such time and in 
        such manner as the Chief Executive Officer may reasonably 
        require, and obtain approval of the application.
            ``(2) Contents.--An application for an allotment under 
        section 112 shall include--
                    ``(A) a proposal for a 3-year plan promoting 
                service-learning, which shall contain such information 
                as the Chief Executive Officer may reasonably require, 
                including how the applicant will integrate service 
                opportunities into the academic program of the 
                participants;
                    ``(B) information about the criteria the State 
                educational agency, territory, or Indian tribe will use 
                to evaluate and grant approval to applications submitted 
                under subsection (b), including an assurance that the 
                State educational agency, territory, or Indian tribe 
                will comply with the requirement in section 114(a);
                    ``(C) assurances about the applicant's efforts to--
                          ``(i) ensure that students of different ages, 
                      races, sexes, ethnic groups, disabilities, and 
                      economic backgrounds have opportunities to serve 
                      together;

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                          ``(ii) include any opportunities for students, 
                      enrolled in schools or programs of education 
                      providing elementary or secondary education, to 
                      participate in service-learning programs and 
                      ensure that such service-learning programs include 
                      opportunities for such students to serve together;
                          ``(iii) involve participants in the design and 
                      operation of the programs;
                          ``(iv) promote service-learning in areas of 
                      greatest need, including low-income or rural 
                      areas; and
                          ``(v) otherwise integrate service 
                      opportunities into the academic program of the 
                      participants; and
                    ``(D) assurances that the applicant will comply with 
                the nonduplication and nondisplacement requirements of 
                section 177 and the notice, hearing, and grievance 
                procedures required by section 176.

    ``(b) Application to State, Territory, or Indian Tribe for 
Assistance To Carry Out School-Based Service-Learning Programs.--
            ``(1) In general.--Any--
                    ``(A) qualified organization, Indian tribe, 
                territory, local educational agency, for-profit 
                business, private elementary school or secondary school, 
                or institution of higher education that desires to 
                receive financial assistance under this subpart from a 
                State, territory, or Indian tribe for an activity 
                described in section 112(a)(1);
                    ``(B) partnership described in section 112(a)(2) 
                that desires to receive such assistance from a State, 
                territory, or Indian tribe for an activity described in 
                section 112(a)(2);
                    ``(C) entity described in section 112(a)(3) that 
                desires to receive such assistance from a State, 
                territory, or Indian tribe for an activity described in 
                such section;
                    ``(D) entity or partnership described in section 
                112(a)(4) that desires to receive such assistance from a 
                State, territory, or Indian tribe for an activity 
                described in such section; and
                    ``(E) entity that desires to receive such assistance 
                from a State, territory, or Indian tribe for an activity 
                described in section 111(a)(5),
        shall prepare, submit to the State educational agency for the 
        State, territory, or Indian tribe, and obtain approval of, an 
        application for the program.
            ``(2) Submission.--Such application shall be submitted at 
        such time and in such manner, and shall contain such 
        information, as the agency, territory, or Indian tribe may 
        reasonably require.
``SEC. 114. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12526.>>  CONSIDERATION OF 
                        APPLICATIONS.

    ``(a) Criteria for Local Applications.--In providing assistance 
under this part, a State educational agency, territory, or Indian tribe 
(or the Corporation if section 112A(c) applies) shall consider criteria 
with respect to sustainability, replicability, innovation, and quality 
of programs.
    ``(b) Priority for Local Applications.--In providing assistance 
under this part, a State educational agency, territory, or Indian tribe 
(or the Corporation if section 112A(c) applies) shall give priority to 
entities that submit applications under section 113

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with respect to service-learning programs described in section 111 that 
are in the greatest need of assistance, such as programs targeting low-
income areas or serving economically disadvantaged youth.
    ``(c) Rejection of Applications to Corporation.--
If <<NOTE: Notification.>>  the Corporation rejects an application 
submitted by a State, territory, or Indian tribe under section 113 for 
an allotment, the Corporation shall promptly notify the State, 
territory, or Indian tribe of the reasons for the rejection of the 
application. The Corporation shall provide the State, territory, or 
Indian tribe with a reasonable opportunity to revise and resubmit the 
application and shall provide technical assistance, if needed, to the 
State, territory, or Indian tribe as part of the resubmission process. 
The Corporation shall promptly reconsider such resubmitted application.
``SEC. 115. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12527.>>  PARTICIPATION OF STUDENTS AND 
                        TEACHERS FROM PRIVATE SCHOOLS.

    ``(a) In General.--To the extent consistent with the number of 
students in the State, in the territory, or served by the Indian tribe 
or in the school district of the local educational agency involved who 
are enrolled in private nonprofit elementary schools and secondary 
schools, such State, territory, or Indian tribe, or agency shall (after 
consultation with appropriate private school representatives) make 
provision--
            ``(1) for the inclusion of services and arrangements for the 
        benefit of such students so as to allow for the equitable 
        participation of such students in the programs implemented to 
        carry out the objectives and provide the benefits described in 
        this part; and
            ``(2) for the training of the teachers of such students so 
        as to allow for the equitable participation of such teachers in 
        the programs implemented to carry out the objectives and provide 
        the benefits described in this part.

    ``(b) Waiver.--If a State, territory, Indian tribe, or local 
educational agency is prohibited by law from providing for the 
participation of students or teachers from private nonprofit schools as 
required by subsection (a), or if the Corporation determines that a 
State, territory, Indian tribe, or local educational agency 
substantially fails or is unwilling to provide for such participation on 
an equitable basis, the Chief Executive Officer shall waive such 
requirements and shall arrange for the provision of services to such 
students and teachers.
``SEC. 116. FEDERAL, <<NOTE: 42 USC 12528.>>  STATE, AND LOCAL 
                        CONTRIBUTIONS.

    ``(a) Corporation Share.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Corporation share of the cost of 
        carrying out a program for which a grant is made from an 
        allotment under this part--
                    ``(A) for new grants may not exceed 80 percent of 
                the total cost of the program for the first year of the 
                grant period, 65 percent for the second year, and 50 
                percent for each remaining year; and
                    ``(B) for continuing grants, may not exceed 50 
                percent of the total cost of the program.
            ``(2) Noncorporation contribution.--In providing for the 
        remaining share of the cost of carrying out such a program, each 
        recipient of such a grant under this part--

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                    ``(A) shall provide for such share through a payment 
                in cash or in kind, fairly evaluated, including 
                facilities, equipment, or services;
                    ``(B) except as provided in subparagraph (C), may 
                provide for such share through Federal, State, or local 
                sources, including private funds or donated services; 
                and
                    ``(C) may not provide for such share through Federal 
                funds made available under title I of the Elementary and 
                Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6311 et seq.) 
                or the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 
                U.S.C. 1400 et seq.).

    ``(b) Waiver.--The Chief Executive Officer may waive the 
requirements of subsection (a) in whole or in part with respect to any 
such program for any fiscal year, on a determination that such a waiver 
would be equitable due to a lack of resources at the local level.
``SEC. 117. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12529.>>  LIMITATIONS ON USES OF FUNDS.

    ``Not more than 6 percent of the amount of assistance received by a 
State, territory, or Indian tribe that is the original recipient of an 
allotment under this part for a fiscal year may be used to pay, in 
accordance with such standards as the Corporation may issue, for 
administrative costs, incurred by that recipient.''.
SEC. 1202. HIGHER EDUCATION PROVISIONS.

    (a) Redesignation.--Section 119 (42 U.S.C. 12561) is redesignated as 
section 118.
    (b) Higher Education Innovative Programs.--Section 118 (as so 
redesignated) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by inserting after ``community 
        service programs'' the following: ``through service-learning'';
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                striking ``combination'' and inserting ``consortium'';
                    (B) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``and'' 
                      at the end;
                          (ii) in subparagraph (B), by adding ``and'' at 
                      the end; and
                          (iii) by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(C) the institution or partnership may coordinate 
                with service-learning curricula being offered in the 
                academic curricula at the institution of higher 
                education or at 1 or more members of the partnership;''; 
                and
                    (C) in paragraph (3)--
                          (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), 
                      by striking ``teachers at the elementary, 
                      secondary, and postsecondary levels'' and 
                      inserting ``institutions of higher education and 
                      their faculty'';
                          (ii) in subparagraph (A), by striking 
                      ``education of the institution; and'' and 
                      inserting ``curricula of the institution to 
                      strengthen the instructional capacity of teachers 
                      to provide service-learning at the elementary and 
                      secondary levels;'';
                          (iii) by redesignating subparagraph (B) as 
                      subparagraph (C); and
                          (iv) by inserting after subparagraph (A) the 
                      following:

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                    ``(B) including service-learning as a component of 
                other curricula or academic programs (other than 
                education curricula or programs), such as curricula or 
                programs relating to nursing, medicine, criminal 
                justice, or public policy; and'';
            (3) by striking subsections (c), (d), (e), and (g);
            (4) by redesignating subsection (f) as subsection (i); and
            (5) by inserting after subsection (b) the following:

    ``(c) Federal, State, and Local Contributions.--
            ``(1) Federal share.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Federal share of the cost of 
                carrying out a program for which assistance is provided 
                under this part may not exceed 50 percent of the total 
                cost of the program.
                    ``(B) Non-federal contribution.--In providing for 
                the remaining share of the cost of carrying out such a 
                program, each recipient of a grant or contract under 
                this part--
                          ``(i) shall provide for such share through a 
                      payment in cash or in kind, fairly evaluated, 
                      including facilities, equipment, or services; and
                          ``(ii) may provide for such share through 
                      State sources or local sources, including private 
                      funds or donated services.
            ``(2) Waiver.--The Chief Executive Officer may waive the 
        requirements of paragraph (1) in whole or in part with respect 
        to any such program for any fiscal year if the Corporation 
        determines that such a waiver would be equitable due to a lack 
        of available financial resources at the local level.

    ``(d) Application for Grant.--
            ``(1) Submission.--To <<NOTE: Contracts.>>  receive a grant 
        or enter into a contract under this part, an institution or 
        partnership shall prepare and submit to the Corporation, an 
        application at such time, in such manner, and containing such 
        information and assurances as the Corporation may reasonably 
        require, and obtain approval of the application. In requesting 
        applications for assistance under this part, the Corporation 
        shall specify such required information and assurances.
            ``(2) Contents.--An application submitted under paragraph 
        (1) shall contain, at a minimum--
                    ``(A) assurances that--
                          ``(i) prior to the placement of a participant, 
                      the applicant will consult with the appropriate 
                      local labor organization, if any, representing 
                      employees in the area who are engaged in the same 
                      or similar work as that proposed to be carried out 
                      by such program, to prevent the displacement and 
                      protect the rights of such employees; and
                          ``(ii) the applicant will comply with the 
                      nonduplication and nondisplacement provisions of 
                      section 177 and the notice, hearing, and grievance 
                      procedures required by section 176; and
                    ``(B) such other assurances as the Chief Executive 
                Officer may reasonably require.

    ``(e) Special Consideration.--To the extent practicable, in making 
grants and entering into contracts under subsection (b), the Corporation 
shall give special consideration to applications submitted by, or 
applications from partnerships including, institutions serving primarily 
low-income populations, including--

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            ``(1) Alaska Native-serving institutions;
            ``(2) Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-
        serving institutions;
            ``(3) Hispanic-serving institutions;
            ``(4) historically black colleges and universities;
            ``(5) Native American-serving, nontribal institutions;
            ``(6) Native Hawaiian-serving institutions;
            ``(7) Predominantly Black Institutions;
            ``(8) tribally controlled colleges and universities; and
            ``(9) community colleges serving predominantly minority 
        populations.

    ``(f) Considerations.--In making grants and entering into contracts 
under subsection (b), the Corporation shall take into consideration 
whether the applicants submit applications containing proposals that--
            ``(1) demonstrate the commitment of the institution of 
        higher education involved, other than by demonstrating the 
        commitment of the students, to supporting the community service 
        projects carried out under the program;
            ``(2) specify the manner in which the institution will 
        promote faculty, administration, and staff participation in the 
        community service projects;
            ``(3) specify the manner in which the institution will 
        provide service to the community through organized programs, 
        including, where appropriate, clinical programs for students in 
        professional schools and colleges;
            ``(4) describe any partnership that will participate in the 
        community service projects, such as a partnership comprised of--
                    ``(A) the institution;
                    ``(B)(i) a community-based agency;
                    ``(ii) a local government agency; or
                    ``(iii) a nonprofit entity that serves or involves 
                school-age youth, older adults, or low-income 
                communities; and
                    ``(C)(i) a student organization;
                    ``(ii) a department of the institution; or
                    ``(iii) a group of faculty comprised of different 
                departments, schools, or colleges at the institution;
            ``(5) demonstrate community involvement in the development 
        of the proposal and the extent to which the proposal will 
        contribute to the goals of the involved community members;
            ``(6) demonstrate a commitment to perform community service 
        projects in underserved urban and rural communities;
            ``(7) describe research on effective strategies and methods 
        to improve service utilized in the design of the projects;
            ``(8) specify that the institution or partnership will use 
        the assistance provided through the grant or contract to 
        strengthen the service infrastructure in institutions of higher 
        education;
            ``(9) with respect to projects involving delivery of 
        services, specify projects that involve leadership development 
        of school-age youth; or
            ``(10) describe the needs that the proposed projects are 
        designed to address, such as housing, economic development, 
        infrastructure, health care, job training, education, crime 
        prevention, urban planning, transportation, information 
        technology, or child welfare.

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    ``(g) Federal Work-Study.--To be eligible for assistance under this 
part, an institution of higher education shall demonstrate that it meets 
the minimum requirements under section 443(b)(2)(A) of the Higher 
Education Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 2753(b)(2)(A)) relating to the 
participation of students employed under part C of title IV of the 
Higher Education Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.) (relating to 
Federal Work-Study programs) in community service activities, or has 
received a waiver of those requirements from the Secretary of Education.
    ``(h) Definition.--Notwithstanding section 101, as used in this 
part, the term `student' means an individual who is enrolled in an 
institution of higher education on a full- or part-time basis.''.
SEC. 1203. CAMPUSES OF SERVICE.

    Subtitle B of title I (42 U.S.C. 12521 et seq.) is amended by 
inserting after section 118 (as redesignated by section 1202) the 
following:
``SEC. 118A. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12561a.>>  CAMPUSES OF SERVICE.

    ``(a) In General.--The Corporation, after consultation with the 
Secretary of Education, may annually designate not more than 25 
institutions of higher education as Campuses of Service, from among 
institutions nominated by State Commissions.
    ``(b) Applications for Nomination.--
            ``(1) In general.--To be eligible for a nomination to 
        receive designation under subsection (a), and have an 
        opportunity to apply for funds under subsection (d) for a fiscal 
        year, an institution of higher education in a State shall submit 
        an application to the State Commission at such time, in such 
        manner, and containing such information as the State Commission 
        may require.
            ``(2) Contents.--At a minimum, the application shall include 
        information specifying--
                    ``(A)(i) the number of undergraduate and, if 
                applicable, graduate service-learning courses offered at 
                such institution for the most recent full academic year 
                preceding the fiscal year for which designation is 
                sought; and
                    ``(ii) the number and percentage of undergraduate 
                students and, if applicable, the number and percentage 
                of graduate students at such institution who were 
                enrolled in the corresponding courses described in 
                clause (i), for such preceding academic year;
                    ``(B) the percentage of undergraduate students 
                engaging in and, if applicable, the percentage of 
                graduate students engaging in activities providing 
                community services, as defined in section 441(c) of the 
                Higher Education Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 2751(c)), during 
                such preceding academic year, the quality of such 
                activities, and the average amount of time spent, per 
                student, engaged in such activities;
                    ``(C) for such preceding academic year, the 
                percentage of Federal work-study funds made available to 
                the institution under part C of title IV of the Higher 
                Education Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.) that is 
                used to compensate students employed in providing 
                community services, as so defined, and a description of 
                the efforts the institution undertakes to make available 
                to students

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                opportunities to provide such community services and be 
                compensated through such work-study funds;
                    ``(D) at the discretion of the institution, 
                information demonstrating the degree to which recent 
                graduates of the institution, and all graduates of the 
                institution, have obtained full-time public service 
                employment in the nonprofit sector or government, with a 
                private nonprofit organization or a Federal, State, or 
                local public agency; and
                    ``(E) any programs the institution has in place to 
                encourage or assist graduates of the institution to 
                pursue careers in public service in the nonprofit sector 
                or government.

    ``(c) Nominations and Designation.--
            ``(1) Nomination.--
                    ``(A) In general.--A State Commission that receives 
                applications from institutions of higher education under 
                subsection (b) may nominate, for designation under 
                subsection (a), not more than 3 such institutions of 
                higher education, consisting of--
                          ``(i) not more than one 4-year public 
                      institution of higher education;
                          ``(ii) not more than one 4-year private 
                      institution of higher education; and
                          ``(iii) not more than one 2-year institution 
                      of higher education.
                    ``(B) Submission.--The State Commission shall submit 
                to the Corporation the name and application of each 
                institution nominated by the State Commission under 
                subparagraph (A).
            ``(2) Designation.--The Corporation shall designate, under 
        subsection (a), not more than 25 institutions of higher 
        education from among the institutions nominated under paragraph 
        (1). In making the designations, the Corporation shall, if 
        feasible, designate various types of institutions, including 
        institutions from each of the categories of institutions 
        described in clauses (i), (ii), and (iii) of paragraph (1)(A).

    ``(d) Awards.--
            ``(1) In general.--Using sums reserved under section 
        501(a)(1)(C) for Campuses of Service, the Corporation shall 
        provide an award of funds to institutions designated under 
        subsection (c), to be used by the institutions to develop or 
        disseminate service-learning models and information on best 
        practices regarding service-learning to other institutions of 
        higher education.
            ``(2) Plan.--To be eligible to receive funds under this 
        subsection, an institution designated under subsection (c) shall 
        submit a plan to the Corporation describing how the institution 
        intends to use the funds to develop or disseminate service-
        learning models and information on best practices regarding 
        service-learning to other institutions of higher education.
            ``(3) Allocation.--The Corporation shall determine how the 
        funds reserved under section 501(a)(1)(C) for Campuses of 
        Service for a fiscal year will be allocated among the 
        institutions submitting acceptable plans under paragraph (2). In 
        determining the amount of funds to be allocated to such an 
        institution, the Corporation shall consider the number of 
        students

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        at the institution, the quality and scope of the plan submitted 
        by the institution under paragraph (2), and the institution's 
        current (as of the date of submission of the plan) strategies to 
        encourage or assist students to pursue public service careers in 
        the nonprofit sector or government.''.
SEC. 1204. INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS AND RESEARCH.

    Subtitle B of title I (42 U.S.C. 12521 et seq.), as amended by 
section 1203, is further amended by adding at the end the following:

``PART III--INNOVATIVE AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICE-LEARNING PROGRAMS AND 
                                RESEARCH

``SEC. 119. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12563.>>  INNOVATIVE AND COMMUNITY-
                        BASED SERVICE-LEARNING PROGRAMS AND 
                        RESEARCH.

    ``(a) Definitions.--In this part:
            ``(1) Eligible entity.--The term `eligible entity' means a 
        State educational agency, a State Commission, a territory, an 
        Indian tribe, an institution of higher education, or a public or 
        private nonprofit organization (including community-based 
        entities), a public or private elementary school or secondary 
        school, a local educational agency, a consortium of such 
        entities, or a consortium of 2 or more such entities and a for-
        profit organization.
            ``(2) Eligible partnership.--The term `eligible partnership' 
        means a partnership that--
                    ``(A) shall include--
                          ``(i) 1 or more community-based entities that 
                      have demonstrated records of success in carrying 
                      out service-learning programs with economically 
                      disadvantaged students, and that meet such 
                      criteria as the Chief Executive Officer may 
                      establish; and
                          ``(ii) a local educational agency for which--
                                    ``(I) a high number or percentage, 
                                as determined by the Corporation, of the 
                                students served by the agency are 
                                economically disadvantaged students; and
                                    ``(II) the graduation rate (as 
                                defined in section 1111(b)(2)(C)(vi) of 
                                the Elementary and Secondary Education 
                                Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
                                6311(b)(2)(C)(vi)) and as clarified in 
                                applicable regulations promulgated by 
                                the Department of Education for the 
                                secondary school students served by the 
                                agency is less than 70 percent; and
                    ``(B) may also include--
                          ``(i) a local government agency that is not 
                      described in subparagraph (A);
                          ``(ii) the office of the chief executive 
                      officer of a unit of general local government;
                          ``(iii) an institution of higher education;
                          ``(iv) a State Commission or State educational 
                      agency; or
                          ``(v) more than 1 local educational agency 
                      described in subclause (I).

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            ``(3) Youth engagement zone.--The term `youth engagement 
        zone' means the area in which a youth engagement zone program is 
        carried out.
            ``(4) Youth engagement zone program.--The term `youth 
        engagement zone program' means a service-learning program in 
        which members of an eligible partnership collaborate to provide 
        coordinated school-based or community-based service-learning 
        opportunities--
                    ``(A) in order to address a specific community 
                challenge;
                    ``(B) for an increasing percentage of out-of-school 
                youth and secondary school students served by a local 
                educational agency; and
                    ``(C) in circumstances under which--
                          ``(i) not less than 90 percent of such 
                      students participate in service-learning 
                      activities as part of the program; or
                          ``(ii) service-learning is a part of the 
                      curriculum in all of the secondary schools served 
                      by the local educational agency.

    ``(b) General Authority.--From the amounts appropriated to carry out 
this part for a fiscal year, the Corporation may make grants (which may 
include approved summer of service positions in the case of a grant for 
a program described in subsection (c)(8)) and fixed-amount grants (in 
accordance with section 129(l)) to eligible entities or eligible 
partnerships, as appropriate, for programs and activities described in 
subsection (c).
    ``(c) Authorized Activities.--Funds under this part may be used to--
            ``(1) integrate service-learning programs into the science, 
        technology, engineering, and mathematics (referred to in this 
        part as `STEM') curricula at the elementary, secondary, 
        postsecondary, or postbaccalaureate levels in coordination with 
        practicing or retired STEM professionals;
            ``(2) involve students in service-learning programs focusing 
        on energy conservation in their community, including conducting 
        educational outreach on energy conservation and working to 
        improve energy efficiency in low-income housing and in public 
        spaces;
            ``(3) involve students in service-learning programs in 
        emergency and disaster preparedness;
            ``(4) involve students in service-learning programs aimed at 
        improving access to and obtaining the benefits from computers 
        and other emerging technologies, including improving such access 
        for individuals with disabilities, in low-income or rural 
        communities, in senior centers and communities, in schools, in 
        libraries, and in other public spaces;
            ``(5) involve high school age youth in the mentoring of 
        middle school youth while involving all participants in service-
        learning to seek to meet unmet human, educational, 
        environmental, public safety, or emergency and disaster 
        preparedness needs in their community;
            ``(6) conduct research and evaluations on service-learning, 
        including service-learning in middle schools, and disseminate 
        such research and evaluations widely;
            ``(7) conduct innovative and creative activities as 
        described in section 112(a);

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            ``(8) establish or implement summer of service programs 
        (giving priority to programs that enroll youth who will be 
        enrolled in any of grades 6 through 9 at the end of the summer 
        concerned) during the summer months (including recruiting, 
        training, and placing service-learning coordinators)--
                    ``(A) for youth who will be enrolled in any of 
                grades 6 through 12 at the end of the summer concerned; 
                and
                    ``(B) for community-based service-learning 
                projects--
                          ``(i) that shall--
                                    ``(I) meet unmet human, educational, 
                                environmental (including energy 
                                conservation and stewardship), and 
                                emergency and disaster preparedness and 
                                other public safety needs; and
                                    ``(II) be intensive, structured, 
                                supervised, and designed to produce 
                                identifiable improvements to the 
                                community;
                          ``(ii) that may include the extension of 
                      academic year service-learning programs into the 
                      summer months; and
                          ``(iii) under which a student who completes 
                      100 hours of service as described in section 
                      146(b)(2), shall be eligible for a summer of 
                      service educational award of $500 or $750 as 
                      described in sections 146(a)(2)(C) and 147(d);
            ``(9) establish or implement youth engagement zone programs 
        in youth engagement zones, for students in secondary schools 
        served by local educational agencies for which a majority of 
        such students do not participate in service-learning activities 
        that are--
                    ``(A) carried out by eligible partnerships; and
                    ``(B) designed to--
                          ``(i) involve all students in secondary 
                      schools served by the local educational agency in 
                      service-learning to address a specific community 
                      challenge;
                          ``(ii) improve student engagement, including 
                      student attendance and student behavior, and 
                      student achievement, graduation rates, and 
                      college-going rates at secondary schools; and
                          ``(iii) involve an increasing percentage of 
                      students in secondary school and out-of-school 
                      youth in the community in school-based or 
                      community-based service-learning activities each 
                      year, with the goal of involving all students in 
                      secondary schools served by the local educational 
                      agency and involving an increasing percentage of 
                      the out-of-school youth in service-learning 
                      activities; and
            ``(10) conduct semester of service programs that--
                    ``(A) provide opportunities for secondary school 
                students to participate in a semester of coordinated 
                school-based or community-based service-learning 
                opportunities for a minimum of 70 hours (of which at 
                least a third will be spent participating in field-based 
                activities) over a semester, to address specific 
                community challenges;
                    ``(B) engage as participants high percentages or 
                numbers of economically disadvantaged students;
                    ``(C) allow participants to receive academic credit, 
                for the time spent in the classroom and in the field for 
                the

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                program, that is equivalent to the academic credit for 
                any class of equivalent length and with an equivalent 
                time commitment; and
                    ``(D) ensure that the classroom-based instruction 
                component of the program is integrated into the academic 
                program of the local educational agency involved; and
            ``(11) carry out any other innovative service-learning 
        programs or research that the Corporation considers appropriate.

    ``(d) Applications.--To be eligible to receive a grant to carry out 
a program or activity under this part, an entity or partnership, as 
appropriate, shall prepare and submit to the Corporation an application 
at such time and in such manner as the Chief Executive Officer may 
reasonably require, and obtain approval of the application.
    ``(e) Priority.--In making grants under this part, the Corporation 
shall give priority to applicants proposing to--
            ``(1) involve students and community stakeholders in the 
        design and implementation of service-learning programs carried 
        out using funds received under this part;
            ``(2) implement service-learning programs in low-income or 
        rural communities; and
            ``(3) utilize adult volunteers, including tapping the 
        resources of retired and retiring adults, in the planning and 
        implementation of service-learning programs.

    ``(f) Requirements.--
            ``(1) Term.--Each program or activity funded under this part 
        shall be carried out over a period of 3 years, which may include 
        1 planning year. In the case of a program funded under this 
        part, the 3-year period may be extended by 1 year, if the 
        program meets performance levels established in accordance with 
        section 179(k) and any other criteria determined by the 
        Corporation.
            ``(2) Collaboration encouraged.--Each entity carrying out a 
        program or activity funded under this part shall, to the extent 
        practicable, collaborate with entities carrying out programs 
        under this subtitle, subtitle C, and titles I and II of the 
        Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 4951 et seq., 
        5001 et seq.).
            ``(3) Evaluation.--Not <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  later than 4 
        years after the effective date of the Serve America Act, the 
        Corporation shall conduct an independent evaluation of the 
        programs and activities carried out using funds made available 
        under this part, and determine best practices relating to 
        service-learning and recommendations for improvement of those 
        programs and activities. The <<NOTE: Dissemination.>>  
        Corporation shall widely disseminate the results of the 
        evaluations, and information on the best practices and 
        recommendations to the service community through multiple 
        channels, including the Corporation's Resource Center or a 
        clearinghouse of effective strategies.''.
SEC. 1205. SERVICE-LEARNING IMPACT STUDY.

    Subtitle B of title I (42 U.S.C. 12521 et seq.), as amended by 
section 1204, is further amended by adding at the end the following:

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                ``PART IV--SERVICE-LEARNING IMPACT STUDY

``SEC. 120. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12565.>>  STUDY AND REPORT.

    ``(a) Study.--
            ``(1) In general.-- <<NOTE: Contracts.>> From the sums 
        reserved under section 501(a)(1)(B) for this section, the 
        Corporation shall enter into a contract with an entity that is 
        not otherwise a recipient of financial assistance under this 
        subtitle, to conduct a 10-year longitudinal study on the impact 
        of the activities carried out under this subtitle.
            ``(2) Contents.--In conducting the study, the entity shall 
        consider the impact of service-learning activities carried out 
        under this subtitle on students participating in such 
        activities, including in particular examining the degree to 
        which the activities--
                    ``(A) improved student academic achievement;
                    ``(B) improved student engagement;
                    ``(C) improved graduation rates, as defined in 
                section 1111(b)(2)(C)(vi) of the Elementary and 
                Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
                6311(b)(2)(C)(vi)) and as clarified in applicable 
                regulations promulgated by the Department of Education; 
                and
                    ``(D) improved the degree to which the participants 
                in the activities engaged in subsequent national 
                service, volunteering, or other service activities, or 
                pursued careers in public service, in the nonprofit 
                sector or government.
            ``(3) Analysis.--In carrying out such study, the entity 
        shall examine the impact of the service-learning activities on 
        the 4 factors described in subparagraphs (A) through (D) of 
        paragraph (2), analyzed in terms of how much time participants 
        were engaged in service-learning activities.
            ``(4) Best practices.--The entity shall collect information 
        on best practices concerning using service-learning activities 
        to improve the 4 factors.

    ``(b) Interim Reports.--The entity shall periodically submit reports 
to the Corporation containing the interim results of the study and the 
information on best practices. The Corporation shall submit such reports 
to the authorizing committees.
    ``(c) Final Report.--The entity shall submit a report to the 
Corporation containing the results of the study and the information on 
best practices. <<NOTE: Public information. Web posting.>>  The 
Corporation shall submit such report to the authorizing committees, and 
shall make such report available to the public on the Corporation's 
website.

    ``(d) Consultation and Dissemination.--On receiving the report 
described in subsection (c), the Corporation shall consult with the 
Secretary of Education to review the results of the study, and to 
identify best practices concerning using service-learning activities to 
improve the 4 factors described in subparagraphs (A) through (D) of 
subsection (a)(2). The Corporation shall disseminate information on the 
identified best practices.''.

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  Subtitle C--Amendments to Subtitle C (National Service Trust Program)

SEC. 1301. PROHIBITION ON GRANTS TO FEDERAL AGENCIES; LIMITS ON 
                          CORPORATION COSTS.

    Section 121 (42 U.S.C. 12571) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                inserting after ``subdivisions of States,'' the 
                following: ``territories,''; and
                    (B) in paragraphs (1) and (2), by striking ``section 
                122(a)'' and inserting ``subsection (a), (b), or (c) of 
                section 122'';
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in the heading, by striking ``Agreements With 
                Federal Agencies'' and inserting ``Restrictions on 
                Agreements With Federal Agencies'';
                    (B) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the 
                following:
            ``(1) Agreements authorized.--The Corporation may enter into 
        an interagency agreement (other than a grant agreement) with 
        another Federal agency to support a national service program 
        carried out or otherwise supported by the agency. The 
        Corporation, in entering into the interagency agreement may 
        approve positions as approved national service positions for a 
        program carried out or otherwise supported by the agency.'';
                    (C) by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the 
                following:
            ``(2) Prohibition on grants.--The Corporation may not 
        provide a grant under this section to a Federal agency.'';
                    (D) in paragraph (3)--
                          (i) by striking ``receiving assistance under 
                      this subsection'' and inserting ``carrying out or 
                      supporting a national service program''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``using such assistance'' and 
                      inserting ``through that program'';
                    (E) in paragraph (4), by striking ``a contract or 
                cooperative agreement'' the first place it appears and 
                inserting ``an interagency agreement''; and
                    (F) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(5) Application of requirements.--A requirement under this 
        Act that applies to an entity receiving assistance under section 
        121 (other than a requirement limited to an entity receiving 
        assistance under section 121(a)) shall be considered to apply to 
        a Federal agency that enters into an interagency agreement under 
        this subsection, even though no Federal agency may receive 
        financial assistance under such an agreement.'';
            (3) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                striking ``subsections (a) and (b),'' and inserting 
                ``subsection (a), and in providing approved national 
                service positions under subsection (b),''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2)(B), by striking ``to be 
                provided'' and inserting ``to be provided or otherwise 
                approved'';

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            (4) in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (d), by striking 
        ``or (b)'';
            (5) in subsection (e)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``Federal share of 
                the cost'' and inserting ``Corporation share of the cost 
                (including the costs of member living allowances, 
                employment-related taxes, health care coverage, and 
                workers' compensation and other necessary operation 
                costs)''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(5) Other federal funds.--
                    ``(A) Recipient report.--A recipient of assistance 
                under this section (other than a recipient of assistance 
                through a fixed-amount grant in accordance with section 
                129(l)) shall report to the Corporation the amount and 
                source of any Federal funds used to carry out the 
                program for which the assistance is made available other 
                than those provided by the Corporation.
                    ``(B) Corporation report.--The Corporation shall 
                report to the authorizing committees on an annual basis 
                information regarding each recipient of such assistance 
                that uses Federal funds other than those provided by the 
                Corporation to carry out such a program, including the 
                amounts and sources of the other Federal funds.''; and
            (6) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(f) Plan for Approved National Service Positions.--The Corporation 
shall--
            ``(1) develop a plan to--
                    ``(A) establish the number of the approved national 
                service positions as 88,000 for fiscal year 2010;
                    ``(B) increase the number of the approved positions 
                to--
                          ``(i) 115,000 for fiscal year 2011;
                          ``(ii) 140,000 for fiscal year 2012;
                          ``(iii) 170,000 for fiscal year 2013;
                          ``(iv) 200,000 for fiscal year 2014;
                          ``(v) 210,000 for fiscal year 2015;
                          ``(vi) 235,000 for fiscal year 2016; and
                          ``(vii) 250,000 for fiscal year 2017;
                    ``(C) ensure that the increases described in 
                subparagraph (B) are achieved through an appropriate 
                balance of full- and part-time service positions;
            ``(2) <<NOTE: Deadline. Reports.>>  not later than 1 year 
        after the date of enactment of the Serve America Act, submit a 
        report to the authorizing committees on the status of the plan 
        described in paragraph (1); and
            ``(3) subject to the availability of appropriations and 
        quality service opportunities, implement the plan described in 
        paragraph (1).''.
SEC. 1302. ELIGIBLE NATIONAL SERVICE PROGRAMS.

    Section 122 <<NOTE: 42 USC 12572.>>  is amended to read as follows:
``SEC. 122. NATIONAL SERVICE PROGRAMS ELIGIBLE FOR PROGRAM 
                        ASSISTANCE.

    ``(a) National Service Corps.--The recipient of a grant under 
section 121(a) and a Federal agency operating or supporting a national 
service program under section 121(b) shall use a portion of the 
financial assistance or positions involved, directly or through

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subgrants to other entities, to support or carry out the following 
national service corps or programs, as full- or part-time corps or 
programs, to address unmet needs:
            ``(1) Education corps.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The recipient may carry out 
                national service programs through an Education Corps 
                that identifies and meets unmet educational needs within 
                communities through activities such as those described 
                in subparagraph (B) and improves performance on the 
                indicators described in subparagraph (C).
                    ``(B) Activities.--An Education Corps described in 
                this paragraph may carry out activities such as--
                          ``(i) tutoring, or providing other academic 
                      support to elementary school and secondary school 
                      students;
                          ``(ii) improving school climate;
                          ``(iii) mentoring students, including adult or 
                      peer mentoring;
                          ``(iv) linking needed integrated services and 
                      comprehensive supports with students, their 
                      families, and their public schools;
                          ``(v) providing assistance to a school in 
                      expanding the school day by strengthening the 
                      quality of staff and expanding the academic 
                      programming offered in an expanded learning time 
                      initiative, a program of a 21st century community 
                      learning center (as defined in section 4201 of the 
                      Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 
                      U.S.C. 7171)), or a high-quality after-school 
                      program;
                          ``(vi) assisting schools and local educational 
                      agencies in improving and expanding high-quality 
                      service-learning programs that keep students 
                      engaged in schools by carrying out programs that 
                      provide specialized training to individuals in 
                      service-learning, and place the individuals (after 
                      such training) in positions as service-learning 
                      coordinators, to facilitate service-learning in 
                      programs eligible for funding under part I of 
                      subtitle B;
                          ``(vii) assisting students in being prepared 
                      for college-level work;
                          ``(viii) involving family members of students 
                      in supporting teachers and students;
                          ``(ix) conducting a preprofessional training 
                      program in which students enrolled in an 
                      institution of higher education--
                                    ``(I) receive training (which may 
                                include classes containing service-
                                learning) in specified fields including 
                                early childhood education and care, 
                                elementary and secondary education, and 
                                other fields such as those relating to 
                                health services, criminal justice, 
                                environmental stewardship and 
                                conservation, or public safety;
                                    ``(II) perform service related to 
                                such training outside the classroom 
                                during the school term and during summer 
                                or other vacation periods; and
                                    ``(III) agree to provide service 
                                upon graduation to meet unmet human, 
                                educational, environmental, or public 
                                safety needs related to such training;

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                          ``(x) assisting economically disadvantaged 
                      students in navigating the college admissions 
                      process;
                          ``(xi) providing other activities, addressing 
                      unmet educational needs, that the Corporation may 
                      designate; or
                          ``(xii) providing skilled musicians and 
                      artists to promote greater community unity through 
                      the use of music and arts education and engagement 
                      through work in low-income communities, and 
                      education, health care, and therapeutic settings, 
                      and other work in the public domain with citizens 
                      of all ages.
                    ``(C) Education corps indicators.--The indicators 
                for a corps program described in this paragraph are--
                          ``(i) student engagement, including student 
                      attendance and student behavior;
                          ``(ii) student academic achievement;
                          ``(iii) secondary school graduation rates as 
                      defined in section 1111(b)(2)(C)(vi) of the 
                      Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 
                      U.S.C. 6311(b)(2)(C)(vi)) and as clarified in 
                      applicable regulations promulgated by the 
                      Department of Education;
                          ``(iv) rate of college enrollment and 
                      continued college enrollment for recipients of a 
                      high school diploma;
                          ``(v) any additional indicator relating to 
                      improving education for students that the 
                      Corporation, in consultation (as appropriate) with 
                      the Secretary of Education, establishes; or
                          ``(vi) any additional local indicator 
                      (applicable to a particular recipient and on which 
                      an improvement in performance is needed) relating 
                      to improving education for students, that is 
                      approved by the Corporation or a State Commission.
            ``(2) Healthy futures corps.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The recipient may carry out 
                national service programs through a Healthy Futures 
                Corps that identifies and meets unmet health needs 
                within communities through activities such as those 
                described in subparagraph (B) and improves performance 
                on the indicators described in subparagraph (C).
                    ``(B) Activities.--A Healthy Futures Corps described 
                in this paragraph may carry out activities such as--
                          ``(i) assisting economically disadvantaged 
                      individuals in navigating the health services 
                      system;
                          ``(ii) assisting individuals in obtaining 
                      access to health services, including oral health 
                      services, for themselves or their children;
                          ``(iii) educating economically disadvantaged 
                      individuals and individuals who are members of 
                      medically underserved populations about, and 
                      engaging individuals described in this clause in, 
                      initiatives regarding navigating the health 
                      services system and regarding disease prevention 
                      and health promotion, with a particular focus on 
                      common health conditions, chronic diseases, and 
                      conditions, for which disease prevention and 
                      health promotion measures exist and for which 
                      socioeconomic, geographic, and racial and ethnic 
                      health disparities exist;

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                          ``(iv) improving the literacy of patients 
                      regarding health, including oral health;
                          ``(v) providing translation services at 
                      clinics and in emergency rooms to improve health 
                      services;
                          ``(vi) providing services designed to meet the 
                      health needs of rural communities, including the 
                      recruitment of youth to work in health professions 
                      in such communities;
                          ``(vii) assisting in health promotion 
                      interventions that improve health status, and 
                      helping people adopt and maintain healthy 
                      lifestyles and habits to improve health status;
                          ``(viii) addressing childhood obesity through 
                      in-school and after-school physical activities, 
                      and providing nutrition education to students, in 
                      elementary schools and secondary schools; or
                          ``(ix) providing activities, addressing unmet 
                      health needs, that the Corporation may designate.
                    ``(C) Healthy futures corps indicators.--The 
                indicators for a corps program described in this 
                paragraph are--
                          ``(i) access to health services among 
                      economically disadvantaged individuals and 
                      individuals who are members of medically 
                      underserved populations;
                          ``(ii) access to health services for uninsured 
                      individuals, including such individuals who are 
                      economically disadvantaged children;
                          ``(iii) participation, among economically 
                      disadvantaged individuals and individuals who are 
                      members of medically underserved populations, in 
                      disease prevention and health promotion 
                      initiatives, particularly those with a focus on 
                      addressing common health conditions, addressing 
                      chronic diseases, and decreasing health 
                      disparities;
                          ``(iv) literacy of patients regarding health;
                          ``(v) any additional indicator, relating to 
                      improving or protecting the health of economically 
                      disadvantaged individuals and individuals who are 
                      members of medically underserved populations, that 
                      the Corporation, in consultation (as appropriate) 
                      with the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
                      and the Director of the Centers for Disease 
                      Control and Prevention, establishes; or
                          ``(vi) any additional local indicator 
                      (applicable to a particular recipient and on which 
                      an improvement in performance is needed) relating 
                      to improving or protecting the health of 
                      economically disadvantaged individuals and 
                      individuals who are members of medically 
                      underserved populations, that is approved by the 
                      Corporation or a State Commission.
            ``(3) Clean energy service corps.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The recipient may carry out 
                national service projects through a Clean Energy Service 
                Corps that identifies and meets unmet environmental 
                needs within communities through activities such as 
                those described in subparagraph (B) and improves 
                performance on the indicators described in subparagraph 
                (C).

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                    ``(B) Activities.--A Clean Energy Service Corps 
                described in this paragraph may carry out activities 
                such as--
                          ``(i) weatherizing and retrofitting housing 
                      units for low-income households to significantly 
                      improve the energy efficiency and reduce carbon 
                      emissions of such housing units;
                          ``(ii) building energy-efficient housing units 
                      in low-income communities;
                          ``(iii) conducting energy audits for low-
                      income households and recommending ways for the 
                      households to improve energy efficiency;
                          ``(iv) providing clean energy-related services 
                      designed to meet the needs of rural communities;
                          ``(v) working with schools and youth programs 
                      to educate students and youth about ways to reduce 
                      home energy use and improve the environment, 
                      including conducting service-learning projects to 
                      provide such education;
                          ``(vi) assisting in the development of local 
                      recycling programs;
                          ``(vii) renewing and rehabilitating national 
                      and State parks and forests, city parks, county 
                      parks and other public lands, and trails owned or 
                      maintained by the Federal Government or a State, 
                      including planting trees, carrying out 
                      reforestation, carrying out forest health 
                      restoration measures, carrying out erosion control 
                      measures, fire hazard reduction measures, and 
                      rehabilitation and maintenance of historic sites 
                      and structures throughout the national park 
                      system, and providing trail enhancements, 
                      rehabilitation, and repairs;
                          ``(viii) cleaning and improving rivers 
                      maintained by the Federal Government or a State;
                          ``(ix) carrying out projects in partnership 
                      with the National Park Service, designed to renew 
                      and rehabilitate national park resources and 
                      enhance services and learning opportunities for 
                      national park visitors, and nearby communities and 
                      schools;
                          ``(x) providing service through a full-time, 
                      year-round youth corps program or full-time summer 
                      youth corps program, such as a conservation corps 
                      or youth service corps program that--
                                    ``(I) undertakes meaningful service 
                                projects with visible public benefits, 
                                including projects involving urban 
                                renewal, sustaining natural resources, 
                                or improving human services;
                                    ``(II) includes as participants 
                                youths and young adults who are age 16 
                                through 25, including out-of-school 
                                youth and other disadvantaged youth 
                                (such as youth who are aging out of 
                                foster care, youth who have limited 
                                English proficiency, homeless youth, and 
                                youth who are individuals with 
                                disabilities), who are age 16 through 
                                25; and
                                    ``(III) provides those participants 
                                who are youth and young adults with--

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                                            ``(aa) team-based, highly 
                                        structured, and adult-supervised 
                                        work experience, life skills, 
                                        education, career guidance and 
                                        counseling, employment training, 
                                        and support services including 
                                        mentoring; and
                                            ``(bb) the opportunity to 
                                        develop citizenship values and 
                                        skills through service to their 
                                        community and the United States;
                          ``(xi) carrying out other activities, 
                      addressing unmet environmental and workforce 
                      needs, that the Corporation may designate.
                    ``(C) Clean energy service corps indicators.--The 
                indicators for a corps program described in this 
                paragraph are--
                          ``(i) the number of housing units of low-
                      income households weatherized or retrofitted to 
                      significantly improve energy efficiency and reduce 
                      carbon emissions;
                          ``(ii) annual energy costs (to determine 
                      savings in those costs) at facilities where 
                      participants have provided service;
                          ``(iii) the number of students and youth 
                      receiving education or training in energy-
                      efficient and environmentally conscious practices;
                          ``(iv)(I) the number of acres of national 
                      parks, State parks, city parks, county parks, or 
                      other public lands, that are cleaned or improved; 
                      and
                          ``(II) the number of acres of forest 
                      preserves, or miles of trails or rivers, owned or 
                      maintained by the Federal Government or a State, 
                      that are cleaned or improved;
                          ``(v) any additional indicator relating to 
                      clean energy, the reduction of greenhouse gas 
                      emissions, or education and skill attainment for 
                      clean energy jobs, that the Corporation, in 
                      consultation (as appropriate) with the 
                      Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
                      Agency, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of 
                      the Interior, or the Secretary of Labor, as 
                      appropriate, establishes; or
                          ``(vi) any additional local indicator 
                      (applicable to a particular recipient and on which 
                      an improvement in performance is needed) relating 
                      to clean energy, the reduction of greenhouse gas 
                      emissions, or education or skill attainment for 
                      clean energy jobs, that is approved by the 
                      Corporation or a State Commission.
            ``(4) Veterans corps.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The recipient may carry out 
                national service programs through a Veterans Corps that 
                identifies and meets unmet needs of veterans and members 
                of the Armed Forces who are on active duty through 
                activities such as those described in subparagraph (B) 
                and improves performance on the indicators described in 
                subparagraph (C).
                    ``(B) Activities.--A Veterans Corps described in 
                this paragraph may carry out activities such as--
                          ``(i) promoting community-based efforts to 
                      meet the unique needs of military families while a 
                      family

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                      member is deployed and upon that family member's 
                      return home;
                          ``(ii) recruiting veterans, particularly 
                      returning veterans, into service opportunities, 
                      including opportunities that utilize their 
                      military experience;
                          ``(iii) assisting veterans in developing their 
                      educational opportunities (including opportunities 
                      for professional certification, licensure, or 
                      credentials), coordinating activities with and 
                      assisting State and local agencies administering 
                      veterans education benefits, and coordinating 
                      activities with and assisting entities 
                      administering veterans programs with internships 
                      and fellowships that could lead to employment in 
                      the private and public sectors;
                          ``(iv) promoting efforts within a community to 
                      serve the needs of veterans and members of the 
                      Armed Forces who are on active duty, including 
                      helping veterans file benefits claims and 
                      assisting Federal agencies in providing services 
                      to veterans, and sending care packages to Members 
                      of the Armed Forces who are deployed;
                          ``(v) assisting veterans in developing 
                      mentoring relationships with economically 
                      disadvantaged students;
                          ``(vi) developing projects to assist veterans 
                      with disabilities, veterans who are unemployed, 
                      older veterans, and veterans in rural communities, 
                      including assisting veterans described in this 
                      clause with transportation; or
                          ``(vii) other activities, addressing unmet 
                      needs of veterans, that the Corporation may 
                      designate.
                    ``(C) Veterans' corps indicators.--The indicators 
                for a corps program described in this paragraph are--
                          ``(i) the number of housing units created for 
                      veterans;
                          ``(ii) the number of veterans who pursue 
                      educational opportunities;
                          ``(iii) the number of veterans receiving 
                      professional certification, licensure, or 
                      credentials;
                          ``(iv) the number of veterans engaged in 
                      service opportunities;
                          ``(v) the number of military families assisted 
                      by organizations while a family member is deployed 
                      and upon that family member's return home;
                          ``(vi) the number of economically 
                      disadvantaged students engaged in mentoring 
                      relationships with veterans;
                          ``(vii) the number of projects designed to 
                      meet identifiable public needs of veterans, 
                      especially veterans with disabilities, veterans 
                      who are unemployed, older veterans, and veterans 
                      in rural communities;
                          ``(viii) any additional indicator that relates 
                      to education or skill attainment that assists in 
                      providing veterans with the skills to address 
                      identifiable public needs, or that relates to 
                      improving the lives of veterans, of members of the 
                      Armed Forces on active duty, and of families of 
                      the veterans and the members on active

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                      duty, and that the Corporation, in consultation 
                      (as appropriate) with the Secretary of Veterans 
                      Affairs, establishes; or
                          ``(ix) any additional local indicator 
                      (applicable to a particular recipient and on which 
                      an improvement in performance is needed) relating 
                      to the education or skill attainment, or the 
                      improvement, described in clause (viii), that is 
                      approved by the Corporation or a State Commission.
            ``(5) Opportunity corps.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The recipient may carry out 
                national service programs through an Opportunity Corps 
                that identifies and meets unmet needs relating to 
                economic opportunity for economically disadvantaged 
                individuals within communities, through activities such 
                as those described in subparagraph (B) and improves 
                performance on the indicators described in subparagraph 
                (C).
                    ``(B) Activities.--An Opportunity Corps described in 
                this paragraph may carry out activities such as--
                          ``(i) providing financial literacy education 
                      to economically disadvantaged individuals, 
                      including financial literacy education with regard 
                      to credit management, financial institutions 
                      including banks and credit unions, and utilization 
                      of savings plans;
                          ``(ii) assisting in the construction, 
                      rehabilitation, or preservation of housing units, 
                      including energy efficient homes, for economically 
                      disadvantaged individuals;
                          ``(iii) assisting economically disadvantaged 
                      individuals, including homeless individuals, in 
                      finding placement in and maintaining housing;
                          ``(iv) assisting economically disadvantaged 
                      individuals in obtaining access to health services 
                      for themselves or their children;
                          ``(v) assisting individuals in obtaining 
                      information about Federal, State, local, or 
                      private programs or benefits focused on assisting 
                      economically disadvantaged individuals, 
                      economically disadvantaged children, or low-income 
                      families;
                          ``(vi) facilitating enrollment in and 
                      completion of job training for economically 
                      disadvantaged individuals;
                          ``(vii) assisting economically disadvantaged 
                      individuals in obtaining access to job placement 
                      assistance;
                          ``(viii) carrying out a program that seeks to 
                      eliminate hunger in low-income communities and 
                      rural areas through service in projects--
                                    ``(I) involving food banks, food 
                                pantries, and nonprofit organizations 
                                that provide food during emergencies;
                                    ``(II) seeking to address the long-
                                term causes of hunger through education 
                                and the delivery of appropriate 
                                services;
                                    ``(III) providing training in basic 
                                health, nutrition, and life skills 
                                necessary to alleviate hunger in 
                                communities and rural areas; or

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                                    ``(IV) assisting individuals in 
                                obtaining information about federally 
                                supported nutrition programs;
                          ``(ix) addressing issues faced by homebound 
                      citizens, such as needs for food deliveries, legal 
                      and medical services, nutrition information, and 
                      transportation;
                          ``(x) implementing an E-Corps program that 
                      involves participants who provide services in a 
                      community by developing and assisting in carrying 
                      out technology programs that seek to increase 
                      access to technology and the benefits of 
                      technology in such community; and
                          ``(xi) carrying out other activities, 
                      addressing unmet needs relating to economic 
                      opportunity for economically disadvantaged 
                      individuals, that the Corporation may designate.
                    ``(C) Opportunity corps indicators.--The indicators 
                for a corps program described in this paragraph are--
                          ``(i) the degree of financial literacy among 
                      economically disadvantaged individuals;
                          ``(ii) the number of housing units built or 
                      improved for economically disadvantaged 
                      individuals or low-income families;
                          ``(iii) the number of economically 
                      disadvantaged individuals with access to job 
                      training and other skill enhancement;
                          ``(iv) the number of economically 
                      disadvantaged individuals with access to 
                      information about job placement services;
                          ``(v) any additional indicator relating to 
                      improving economic opportunity for economically 
                      disadvantaged individuals that the Corporation, in 
                      consultation (as appropriate) with the Secretary 
                      of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of 
                      Labor, the Secretary of Housing and Urban 
                      Development, and the Secretary of the Treasury, 
                      establishes; or
                          ``(vi) any additional local indicator 
                      (applicable to a particular recipient and on which 
                      an improvement in performance is needed) that is 
                      approved by the Corporation or a State Commission.

    ``(b) National Service Programs.--
            ``(1) In general.--The recipient of a grant under section 
        121(a) and a Federal agency operating or supporting a national 
        service program under section 121(b) may use the financial 
        assistance or positions involved, directly or through subgrants 
        to other entities, to carry out national service programs and 
        model programs under this subsection that are focused on meeting 
        community needs and improve performance on the indicators 
        described in paragraph (3).
            ``(2) Programs.--The programs may include the following 
        types of national service programs:
                    ``(A) A community service program designed to meet 
                the needs of rural communities, using teams or 
                individual placements to address the development needs 
                of rural communities, including addressing rural 
                poverty, or the need for health services, education, or 
                job training.
                    ``(B) A program--

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                          ``(i) that engages participants in public 
                      health, emergency and disaster preparedness, and 
                      other public safety activities;
                          ``(ii) that may include the recruitment of 
                      qualified participants for, and placement of the 
                      participants in, positions to be trainees as law 
                      enforcement officers, firefighters, search and 
                      rescue personnel, and emergency medical service 
                      workers; and
                          ``(iii) that may engage Federal, State, and 
                      local stakeholders, in collaboration, to organize 
                      more effective responses to issues of public 
                      health, emergencies and disasters, and other 
                      public safety issues.
                    ``(C) A program that seeks to expand the number of 
                mentors for disadvantaged youths and other youths 
                (including by recruiting high school-, and college-age 
                individuals to enter into mentoring relationships), 
                either through--
                          ``(i) provision of direct mentoring services;
                          ``(ii) provision of supportive services to 
                      direct mentoring service organizations (in the 
                      case of a partnership);
                          ``(iii) the creative utilization of current 
                      and emerging technologies to connect youth with 
                      mentors; or
                          ``(iv) supporting mentoring partnerships 
                      (including statewide and local mentoring 
                      partnerships that strengthen direct service 
                      mentoring programs) by--
                                    ``(I) increasing State resources 
                                dedicated to mentoring;
                                    ``(II) supporting the creation of 
                                statewide and local mentoring 
                                partnerships and programs of national 
                                scope through collaborative efforts 
                                between entities such as local or direct 
                                service mentoring partnerships, or units 
                                of State or local government; and
                                    ``(III) assisting direct service 
                                mentoring programs.
                    ``(D) A program--
                          ``(i) in which not less than 75 percent of the 
                      participants are disadvantaged youth;
                          ``(ii) that may provide life skills training, 
                      employment training, educational counseling, 
                      assistance to complete a secondary school diploma 
                      or its recognized equivalent, counseling, or a 
                      mentoring relationship with an adult volunteer; 
                      and
                          ``(iii) for which, in awarding financial 
                      assistance and approved national service 
                      positions, the Corporation shall give priority to 
                      programs that engage retirees to serve as mentors.
                    ``(E) A program--
                          ``(i) that reengages court-involved youth and 
                      adults with the goal of reducing recidivism;
                          ``(ii) that may create support systems 
                      beginning in correctional facilities; and
                          ``(iii) that may have life skills training, 
                      employment training, an education program 
                      (including a program

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                      to complete a secondary school diploma or its 
                      recognized equivalent), educational and career 
                      counseling, and postprogram placement services.
                    ``(F) A demonstration program--
                          ``(i) that has as 1 of its primary purposes 
                      the recruitment and acceptance of court-involved 
                      youth and adults as participants, volunteers, or 
                      members; and
                          ``(ii) that may serve any purpose otherwise 
                      permitted under this Act.
                    ``(G) A program that provides education or job 
                training services that are designed to meet the needs of 
                rural communities.
                    ``(H) A program that seeks to expand the number of 
                mentors for youth in foster care through--
                          ``(i) the provision of direct academic 
                      mentoring services for youth in foster care;
                          ``(ii) the provision of supportive services to 
                      mentoring service organizations that directly 
                      provide mentoring to youth in foster care, 
                      including providing training of mentors in child 
                      development, domestic violence, foster care, 
                      confidentiality requirements, and other matters 
                      related to working with youth in foster care; or
                          ``(iii) supporting foster care mentoring 
                      partnerships, including statewide and local 
                      mentoring partnerships that strengthen direct 
                      service mentoring programs.
                    ``(I) Such other national service programs 
                addressing unmet human, educational, environmental, or 
                public safety needs as the Corporation may designate.
            ``(3) Indicators.--The indicators for a program described in 
        this subsection are the indicators described in subparagraph (C) 
        of paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (4), or (5) of subsection (a) or 
        any additional local indicator (applicable to a participant or 
        recipient and on which an improvement in performance is needed) 
        relating to meeting unmet community needs, that is approved by 
        the Corporation or a State Commission.

    ``(c) Program Models for Service Corps.--
            ``(1) In general.--In addition to any activities described 
        in subparagraph (B) of paragraphs (1) through (5) of subsection 
        (a), and subsection (b)(2), a recipient of a grant under section 
        121(a) and a Federal agency operating or supporting a national 
        service program under section 121(b) may directly or through 
        grants or subgrants to other entities carry out a national 
        service corps program through the following program models:
                    ``(A) A community corps program that meets unmet 
                health, veteran, and other human, educational, 
                environmental, or public safety needs and promotes 
                greater community unity through the use of organized 
                teams of participants of varied social and economic 
                backgrounds, skill levels, physical and developmental 
                capabilities, ages, ethnic backgrounds, or genders.
                    ``(B) A service program that--
                          ``(i) recruits individuals with special skills 
                      or provides specialized preservice training to 
                      enable participants to be placed individually or 
                      in teams in positions

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                      in which the participants can meet such unmet 
                      needs; and
                          ``(ii) if consistent with the purposes of the 
                      program, brings participants together for 
                      additional training and other activities designed 
                      to foster civic responsibility, increase the 
                      skills of participants, and improve the quality of 
                      the service provided.
                    ``(C) A campus-based program that is designed to 
                provide substantial service in a community during the 
                school term and during summer or other vacation periods 
                through the use of--
                          ``(i) students who are attending an 
                      institution of higher education, including 
                      students participating in a work-study program 
                      assisted under part C of title IV of the Higher 
                      Education Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.);
                          ``(ii) teams composed of students described in 
                      clause (i); or
                          ``(iii) teams composed of a combination of 
                      such students and community residents.
                    ``(D) A professional corps program that recruits and 
                places qualified participants in positions--
                          ``(i) as teachers, nurses and other health 
                      care providers, police officers, early childhood 
                      development staff, engineers, or other 
                      professionals providing service to meet human, 
                      educational, environmental, or public safety needs 
                      in communities with an inadequate number of such 
                      professionals;
                          ``(ii) for which the salary may exceed the 
                      maximum living allowance authorized in subsection 
                      (a)(2) of section 140, as provided in subsection 
                      (c) of such section; and
                          ``(iii) that are sponsored by public or 
                      private employers who agree to pay 100 percent of 
                      the salaries and benefits (other than any national 
                      service educational award under subtitle D) of the 
                      participants.
                    ``(E) A program that provides opportunities for 
                veterans to participate in service projects.
                    ``(F) A program carried out by an intermediary that 
                builds the capacity of local nonprofit and faith-based 
                organizations to expand and enhance services to meet 
                local or national needs.
                    ``(G) Such other program models as may be approved 
                by the Corporation or a State Commission, as 
                appropriate.
            ``(2) Program models within corps.--A recipient of financial 
        assistance or approved national service positions for a corps 
        program described in subsection (a) may use the assistance or 
        positions to carry out the corps program, in whole or in part, 
        using a program model described in this subsection. The corps 
        program shall meet the applicable requirements of subsection (a) 
        and this subsection.

    ``(d) Qualification Criteria To Determine Eligibility.--
            ``(1) Establishment by corporation.--The Corporation shall 
        establish qualification criteria for different types of national 
        service programs for the purpose of determining

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        whether a particular national service program should be 
        considered to be a national service program eligible to receive 
        assistance or approved national service positions under this 
        subtitle.
            ``(2) Consultation.--In establishing qualification criteria 
        under paragraph (1), the Corporation shall consult with 
        organizations and individuals with extensive experience in 
        developing and administering effective national service programs 
        or regarding the delivery of veteran services, and other human, 
        educational, environmental, or public safety services, to 
        communities or persons.
            ``(3) Application to subgrants.--The qualification criteria 
        established by the Corporation under paragraph (1) shall also be 
        used by each recipient of assistance under section 121(a) that 
        uses any portion of the assistance to conduct a grant program to 
        support other national service programs.
            ``(4) Encouragement of intergenerational components of 
        programs.--The Corporation shall encourage national service 
        programs eligible to receive assistance or approved national 
        service positions under this subtitle to establish, if 
        consistent with the purposes of the program, an 
        intergenerational component of the program that combines 
        students, out-of-school youths, disadvantaged youth, and older 
        adults as participants to provide services to address unmet 
        human, educational, environmental, or public safety needs.

    ``(e) Priorities for Certain Corps.--In awarding financial 
assistance and approved national service positions to eligible entities 
proposed to carry out the corps described in subsection (a)--
            ``(1) in the case of a corps described in subsection 
        (a)(2)--
                    ``(A) the Corporation may give priority to eligible 
                entities that propose to provide support for 
                participants who, after completing service under this 
                section, will undertake careers to improve performance 
                on health indicators described in subsection (a)(2)(C); 
                and
                    ``(B) the Corporation shall give priority to 
                eligible entities that propose to carry out national 
                service programs in medically underserved areas (as 
                designated individually, by the Secretary of Health and 
                Human Services as an area with a shortage of personal 
                health services); and
            ``(2) in the case of a corps described in subsection (a)(3), 
        the Corporation shall give priority to eligible entities that 
        propose to recruit individuals for the Clean Energy Service 
        Corps so that significant percentages of participants in the 
        Corps are economically disadvantaged individuals, and provide to 
        such individuals support services and education and training to 
        develop skills needed for clean energy jobs for which there is 
        current demand or projected future demand.

    ``(f) National Service Priorities.--
            ``(1) Establishment.--
                    ``(A) By corporation.--In order to concentrate 
                national efforts on meeting human, educational, 
                environmental, or public safety needs and to achieve the 
                other purposes of this Act, the Corporation, after 
                reviewing the strategic plan approved under section 
                192A(g)(1,) shall establish, and may periodically alter, 
                priorities regarding the types of national service 
                programs and corps to be assisted under section 129 and 
                the purposes for which such assistance may be used.

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                    ``(B) By states.--Consistent with paragraph (4), 
                States shall establish, and through the national service 
                plan process described in section 178(e)(1), 
                periodically alter priorities as appropriate regarding 
                the national service programs to be assisted under 
                section 129(e). The State priorities shall be subject to 
                Corporation review as part of the application process 
                under section 130.
            ``(2) Notice to applicants.--The Corporation shall provide 
        advance notice to potential applicants of any national service 
        priorities to be in effect under this subsection for a fiscal 
        year. The notice shall specifically include--
                    ``(A) a description of any alteration made in the 
                priorities since the previous notice; and
                    ``(B) a description of the national service programs 
                that are designated by the Corporation under section 
                133(d)(2) as eligible for priority consideration in the 
                next competitive distribution of assistance under 
                section 121(a).
            ``(3) Regulations.--The <<NOTE: Procedures.>>  Corporation 
        shall by regulation establish procedures to ensure the equitable 
        treatment of national service programs that--
                    ``(A) receive funding under this subtitle for 
                multiple years; and
                    ``(B) would be adversely affected by annual 
                revisions in such national service priorities.
            ``(4) Application to subgrants.--Any national service 
        priorities established by the Corporation under this subsection 
        shall also be used by each recipient of funds under section 
        121(a) that uses any portion of the assistance to conduct a 
        grant program to support other national service programs.

    ``(g) Consultation on Indicators.--The Corporation shall consult 
with the Secretary of Education, the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 
the Secretary of the Interior, the Administrator of the Environmental 
Protection Agency, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Housing and 
Urban Development, and the Secretary of the Treasury, as appropriate, in 
developing additional indicators for the corps and programs described in 
subsections (a) and (b).
    ``(h) Requirements for Tutors.--
            ``(1) In general.--Except <<NOTE: Certification.>>  as 
        provided in paragraph (2), the Corporation shall require that 
        each recipient of assistance under the national service laws 
        that operates a tutoring program involving elementary school or 
        secondary school students certifies that individuals serving in 
        approved national service positions as tutors in such program 
        have--
                    ``(A) obtained their high school diplomas; and
                    ``(B) successfully completed pre- and in-service 
                training for tutors.
            ``(2) Exception.--The requirements in paragraph (1) do not 
        apply to an individual serving in an approved national service 
        position who is enrolled in an elementary school or secondary 
        school and is providing tutoring services through a structured, 
        school-managed cross-grade tutoring program.

    ``(i) Requirements for Tutoring Programs.--Each tutoring program 
that receives assistance under the national service laws shall--

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            ``(1) offer a curriculum that is high quality, research-
        based, and consistent with the State academic content standards 
        required by section 1111 of the Elementary and Secondary 
        Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6311) and the instructional 
        program of the local educational agency; and
            ``(2) offer high quality, research-based pre- and in-service 
        training for tutors.

    ``(j) Citizenship Training.--The <<NOTE: Guidelines.>>  Corporation 
shall establish guidelines for recipients of assistance under the 
national service laws, that are consistent with the principles on which 
citizenship programs administered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services are based, relating to the promotion of citizenship and civic 
engagement among participants in approved national service positions and 
approved summer of service positions, and appropriate to the age, 
education, and experience of the participants.

    ``(k) Report.--Not later than 60 days after the end of each fiscal 
year for which the Corporation makes grants under section 121(a), the 
Corporation shall prepare and submit to the authorizing committees a 
report containing--
            ``(1) information describing how the Corporation allocated 
        financial assistance and approved national service positions 
        among eligible entities proposed to carry out corps and national 
        service programs described in this section for that fiscal year;
            ``(2) information describing the amount of financial 
        assistance and the number of approved national service positions 
        the Corporation provided to each corps and national service 
        program described in this section for that fiscal year;
            ``(3) a measure of the extent to which the corps and 
        national service programs improved performance on the 
        corresponding indicators; and
            ``(4) information describing how the Corporation is 
        coordinating--
                    ``(A) the national service programs funded under 
                this section; with
                    ``(B) applicable programs, as determined by the 
                Corporation, carried out under subtitle B of this title, 
                and part A of title I and parts A and B of title II of 
                the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 
                4951 et seq., 5001, 5011) that improve performance on 
                those indicators or otherwise address identified 
                community needs.''.
SEC. 1303. TYPES OF POSITIONS.

    Section 123 (42 U.S.C. 12573) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1)--
                    (A) by striking ``section 122(a)'' and inserting 
                ``subsection (a), (b), or (c) of section 122''; and
                    (B) by striking ``or (b)'';
            (2) in paragraph (2)(A)--
                    (A) by inserting after ``subdivision of a State,'' 
                the following: ``a territory,''; and
                    (B) by striking ``Federal agency'' and inserting 
                ``Federal agency (under an interagency agreement 
                described in section 121(b))'';
            (3) in paragraph (4), by striking ``section 122(a)(3)'' and 
        inserting ``section 122(a)(1)(B)(vi)'';

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            (4) in paragraph (5), by inserting ``National'' before 
        ``Civilian Community Corps'';
            (5) by redesignating paragraph (7) as paragraph (8); and
            (6) by inserting after paragraph (6) the following:
            ``(7) A position involving service in the ServeAmerica 
        Fellowship program carried out under section 198B.''.
SEC. 1304. CONFORMING REPEAL RELATING TO TRAINING AND TECHNICAL 
                          ASSISTANCE.

    Section 125 (42 U.S.C. 12575) is repealed.
SEC. 1305. ASSISTANCE TO STATE COMMISSIONS; CHALLENGE GRANTS.

    Section 126 (42 U.S.C. 12576) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by striking ``$125,000 and $750,000'' and 
                      inserting ``$250,000 and $1,000,000''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``501(a)(4)'' and inserting 
                      ``501(a)(5)''; and
                    (B) by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the 
                following:
            ``(2) Matching requirement.--In making a grant to a State 
        under this subsection, the Corporation shall require the State 
        to agree to provide matching funds from non-Federal sources of 
        not less than $1 for every $1 provided by the Corporation 
        through the grant.
            ``(3) Alternative.--Notwithstanding paragraph (2), the Chief 
        Executive Officer may permit a State that demonstrates hardship 
        or a new State Commission to meet alternative matching 
        requirements for such a grant as follows:
                    ``(A) First $100,000.--For the first $100,000 of 
                grant funds provided by the Corporation, the State 
                involved shall not be required to provide matching 
                funds.
                    ``(B) Amounts greater than $100,000.--For grant 
                amounts of more than $100,000 and not more than $250,000 
                provided by the Corporation, the State shall agree to 
                provide matching funds from non-Federal sources of not 
                less than $1 for every $2 provided by the Corporation, 
                in excess of $100,000.
                    ``(C) Amounts greater than $250,000.--For grant 
                amounts of more than $250,000 provided by the 
                Corporation, the State shall agree to provide matching 
                funds from non-Federal sources of not less than $1 for 
                every $1 provided by the Corporation, in excess of 
                $250,000.'';
            (2) by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:

    ``(b) Disaster Service.--The Corporation may undertake activities, 
including activities carried out through part A of title I of the 
Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 4951 et seq.), to 
involve programs that receive assistance under the national service laws 
in disaster relief efforts, and to support, including through mission 
assignments under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), nonprofit organizations and 
public agencies responding to the needs of communities experiencing 
disasters.''; and
            (3) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``to national 
                service programs that receive assistance under section 
                121'' and

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                inserting ``to programs supported under the national 
                service laws''; and
                    (B) by striking paragraph (3) and inserting the 
                following:
            ``(3) Amount of assistance.--A challenge grant under this 
        subsection may provide, for an initial 3-year grant period, not 
        more than $1 of assistance under this subsection for each $1 in 
        cash raised from private sources by the program supported under 
        the national service laws in excess of amounts required to be 
        provided by the program to satisfy matching funds requirements. 
        After an initial 3-year grant period, a grant under this 
        subsection may provide not more than $1 of assistance under this 
        subsection for each $2 in cash raised from private sources by 
        the program in excess of amounts required to be provided by the 
        program to satisfy matching funds requirements. The Corporation 
        may permit the use of local or State funds under this paragraph 
        in lieu of cash raised from private sources if the Corporation 
        determines that such use would be equitable due to a lack of 
        available private funds at the local level. The Corporation 
        shall establish a ceiling on the amount of assistance that may 
        be provided to a national service program under this 
        subsection.''.
SEC. 1306. ALLOCATION OF ASSISTANCE TO STATES AND OTHER ELIGIBLE 
                          ENTITIES.

    Section 129 (42 U.S.C. 12581) is amended to read as follows:
``SEC. 129. PROVISION OF ASSISTANCE AND APPROVED NATIONAL SERVICE 
                        POSITIONS.

    ``(a) One Percent Allotment for Certain Territories.--Of the funds 
allocated by the Corporation for provision of assistance under section 
121(a) for a fiscal year, the Corporation shall reserve 1 percent for 
grants to the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and 
the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands upon approval by the 
Corporation of an application submitted under section 130. The 
Corporation shall allot for a grant to each such territory under this 
subsection for a fiscal year an amount that bears the same ratio to 1 
percent of the allocated funds for that fiscal year as the population of 
the territory bears to the total population of all such territories.
    ``(b) Allotment for Indian Tribes.--Of the funds allocated by the 
Corporation for provision of assistance under section 121(a) for a 
fiscal year, the Corporation shall reserve at least 1 percent for grants 
to Indian tribes to be allotted by the Corporation on a competitive 
basis.
    ``(c) Reservation of Approved Positions.--The Corporation shall 
ensure that each individual selected during a fiscal year for assignment 
as a VISTA volunteer under title I of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act 
of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 4951 et seq.) or as a participant in the National 
Civilian Community Corps Program under subtitle E shall receive the 
national service educational award described in subtitle D if the 
individual satisfies the eligibility requirements for the award. Funds 
for approved national service positions required by this paragraph for a 
fiscal year shall be deducted from the total funding for approved 
national service positions to be available for distribution under 
subsections (d) and (e) for that fiscal year.
    ``(d) Allotment for Competitive Grants.--

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            ``(1) In general.--Of the funds allocated by the Corporation 
        for provision of assistance under section 121(a) for a fiscal 
        year and subject to section 133(d)(3), the Corporation shall 
        reserve not more than 62.7 percent for grants awarded on a 
        competitive basis to States specified in subsection (e)(1) for 
        national service programs, to nonprofit organizations seeking to 
        operate a national service program in 2 or more of those States, 
        and to Indian tribes.
            ``(2) Equitable treatment.--In the consideration of 
        applications for such grants, the Corporation shall ensure the 
        equitable treatment of applicants from urban areas, applicants 
        from rural areas, applicants of diverse sizes (as measured by 
        the number of participants served), applicants from States, and 
        applicants from national nonprofit organizations.
            ``(3) Encore service programs.--In making grants under this 
        subsection for a fiscal year, the Corporation shall make an 
        effort to allocate not less than 10 percent of the financial 
        assistance and approved national service positions provided 
        through the grants for that fiscal year to eligible entities 
        proposing to carry out encore service programs, unless the 
        Corporation does not receive a sufficient number of applications 
        of adequate quality to justify making that percentage available 
        to those eligible entities.
            ``(4) Corps programs.--In making grants under this 
        subsection for a fiscal year, the Corporation--
                    ``(A) shall select 2 or more of the national service 
                corps described in section 122(a) to receive grants 
                under this subsection; and
                    ``(B) may select national service programs described 
                in section 122(b) to receive such grants.

    ``(e) Allotment to Certain States on Formula Basis.--
            ``(1) Grants.--Of the funds allocated by the Corporation for 
        provision of assistance under section 121(a) for a fiscal year, 
        the Corporation shall make a grant to each of the several 
        States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto 
        Rico that submits an application under section 130 that is 
        approved by the Corporation.
            ``(2) Allotments.--The Corporation shall allot for a grant 
        to each such State under this subsection for a fiscal year an 
        amount that bears the same ratio to 35.3 percent of the 
        allocated funds for that fiscal year as the population of the 
        State bears to the total population of the several States, the 
        District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, in 
        compliance with paragraph (3).
            ``(3) Minimum amount.--Notwithstanding paragraph (2), the 
        minimum grant made available to each State approved by the 
        Corporation under paragraph (1) for each fiscal year shall be at 
        least $600,000, or 0.5 percent of the amount allocated for the 
        State formula under this subsection for the fiscal year, 
        whichever is greater.

    ``(f) Effect of Failure To Apply.--If a State or territory fails to 
apply for, or fails to give notice to the Corporation of its intent to 
apply for, an allotment under this section, or the Corporation does not 
approve the application consistent with section 133, the Corporation may 
use the amount that would have been allotted under this section to the 
State or territory to--

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            ``(1) make grants (and provide approved national service 
        positions in connection with such grants) to other community-
        based entities under section 121 that propose to carry out 
        national service programs in such State or territory; and
            ``(2) make reallotments to other States or territories with 
        approved applications submitted under section 130, from the 
        allotment funds not used to make grants as described in 
        paragraph (1).

    ``(g) Application Required.--The Corporation shall make an allotment 
of assistance (including the provision of approved national service 
positions) to a recipient under this section only pursuant to an 
application submitted by a State or other applicant under section 130.
    ``(h) Approval of Positions Subject to Available Funds.--The 
Corporation may not approve positions as approved national service 
positions under this subtitle for a fiscal year in excess of the number 
of such positions for which the Corporation has sufficient available 
funds in the National Service Trust for that fiscal year, taking into 
consideration funding needs for national service educational awards 
under subtitle D based on completed service. If appropriations are 
insufficient to provide the maximum allowable national service 
educational awards under subtitle D for all eligible participants, the 
Corporation is authorized to make necessary and reasonable adjustments 
to program rules.
    ``(i) Sponsorship of Approved National Service Positions.--
            ``(1) Sponsorship authorized.--The Corporation may enter 
        into agreements with persons or entities who offer to sponsor 
        national service positions for which the person or entity will 
        be responsible for supplying the funds necessary to provide a 
        national service educational award. The distribution of those 
        approved national service positions shall be made pursuant to 
        the agreement, and the creation of those positions shall not be 
        taken into consideration in determining the number of approved 
        national service positions to be available for distribution 
        under this section.
            ``(2) Deposit of contribution.--Funds provided pursuant to 
        an agreement under paragraph (1) shall be deposited in the 
        National Service Trust established in section 145 until such 
        time as the funds are needed.

    ``(j) Reservation of Funds for Special Assistance.--
            ``(1) Reservation.--From amounts appropriated for a fiscal 
        year pursuant to the authorization of appropriations in section 
        501(a)(2) and allocated to carry out subtitle C and subject to 
        the limitation in such section, the Corporation may reserve such 
        amount as the Corporation considers to be appropriate for the 
        purpose of making assistance available under subsections (b) and 
        (c) of section 126.
            ``(2) Limitation.--The amount reserved under paragraph (1) 
        for a fiscal year may not exceed $10,000,000.
            ``(3) Timing.--The Corporation shall reserve such amount, 
        and any amount reserved under subsection (k) from funds 
        appropriated and allocated to carry out subtitle C, before 
        allocating funds for the provision of assistance under any other 
        provision of this subtitle.

    ``(k) Reservation of Funds To Increase the Participation of 
Individuals With Disabilities.--

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            ``(1) Reservation.--To make grants to public or private 
        nonprofit organizations to increase the participation of 
        individuals with disabilities in national service and for 
        demonstration activities in furtherance of this purpose, and 
        subject to the limitation in paragraph (2), the Chief Executive 
        Officer shall reserve not less than 2 percent from the amounts, 
        appropriated to carry out subtitles C, D, E, and H for each 
        fiscal year.
            ``(2) Limitation.--The amount reserved under paragraph (1) 
        for a fiscal year may not exceed $20,000,000.
            ``(3) Remainder.--The Chief Executive Officer may use the 
        funds reserved under paragraph (1), and not distributed to make 
        grants under this subsection for other activities described in 
        section 501(a)(2).

    ``(l) Authority for Fixed-Amount Grants.--
            ``(1) In general.--
                    ``(A) Authority.--From amounts appropriated for a 
                fiscal year to provide financial assistance under the 
                national service laws, the Corporation may provide 
                assistance in the form of fixed-amount grants in an 
                amount determined by the Corporation under paragraph (2) 
                rather than on the basis of actual costs incurred by a 
                program.
                    ``(B) Limitation.--Other than fixed-amount grants to 
                support programs described in section 129A, for the 1-
                year period beginning on the effective date of the Serve 
                America Act, the Corporation may provide assistance in 
                the form of fixed-amount grants to programs that only 
                offer full-time positions.
            ``(2) Determination of amount of fixed-amount grants.--A 
        fixed-amount grant authorized by this subsection shall be in an 
        amount determined by the Corporation that is--
                    ``(A) significantly less than the reasonable and 
                necessary costs of administering the program supported 
                by the grant; and
                    ``(B) based on an amount per individual enrolled in 
                the program receiving the grant, taking into account--
                          ``(i) the capacity of the entity carrying out 
                      the program to manage funds and achieve 
                      programmatic results;
                          ``(ii) the number of approved national service 
                      positions, approved silver scholar positions, or 
                      approved summer of service positions for the 
                      program, if applicable;
                          ``(iii) the proposed design of the program;
                          ``(iv) whether the program provides service 
                      to, or involves the participation of, 
                      disadvantaged youth or otherwise would reasonably 
                      incur a relatively higher level of costs; and
                          ``(v) such other factors as the Corporation 
                      may consider under section 133 in considering 
                      applications for assistance.
            ``(3) Requirements for grant recipients.--In awarding a 
        fixed-amount grant under this subsection, the Corporation--
                    ``(A) shall require the grant recipient--
                          ``(i) to return a pro rata amount of the grant 
                      funds based upon the difference between the number 
                      of hours served by a participant and the minimum 
                      number

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                      of hours for completion of a term of service (as 
                      established by the Corporation);
                          ``(ii) <<NOTE: Reports.>>  to report on the 
                      program's performance on standardized measures and 
                      performance levels established by the Corporation;
                          ``(iii) to cooperate with any evaluation 
                      activities undertaken by the Corporation; and
                          ``(iv) to provide assurances that additional 
                      funds will be raised in support of the program, in 
                      addition to those received under the national 
                      service laws; and
                    ``(B) may adopt other terms and conditions that the 
                Corporation considers necessary or appropriate based on 
                the relative risks (as determined by the Corporation) 
                associated with any application for a fixed-amount 
                grant.
            ``(4) Other requirements not applicable.--Limitations on 
        administrative costs and matching fund documentation 
        requirements shall not apply to fixed-amount grants provided in 
        accordance with this subsection.
            ``(5) Rule of construction.--Nothing in this subsection 
        shall relieve a grant recipient of the responsibility to comply 
        with the requirements of chapter 75 of title 31, United States 
        Code, or other requirements of Office of Management and Budget 
        Circular A-133.''.
SEC. 1307. ADDITIONAL AUTHORITY.

    Part II of subtitle C of title I is amended by inserting after 
section 129 (42 U.S.C. 12581) the following:
``SEC. 129A. EDUCATIONAL <<NOTE: 42 USC 12581a.>>  AWARDS ONLY 
                          PROGRAM.

    ``(a) In General.--From amounts appropriated for a fiscal year to 
provide financial assistance under this subtitle and consistent with the 
restriction in subsection (b), the Corporation may, through fixed-amount 
grants (in accordance with section 129(l)), provide operational support 
to programs that receive approved national service positions but do not 
receive funds under section 121(a).
    ``(b) Limit on Corporation Grant Funds.--The Corporation may provide 
the operational support under this section for a program in an amount 
that is not more than $800 per individual enrolled in an approved 
national service position, or not more than $1,000 per such individual 
if at least 50 percent of the persons enrolled in the program are 
disadvantaged youth.
    ``(c) Inapplicable Provisions.--The following provisions shall not 
apply to programs funded under this section:
            ``(1) The limitation on administrative costs under section 
        121(d).
            ``(2) The matching funds requirements under section 121(e).
            ``(3) The living allowance and other benefits under sections 
        131(e) and 140 (other than individualized support services for 
        participants with disabilities under section 140(f)).''.
SEC. 1308. STATE SELECTION OF PROGRAMS.

    Section 130 (42 U.S.C. 12582) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by striking ``section 121'' and inserting 
                ``section 121(a)'';
                    (B) by inserting after ``assistance, a State,'' the 
                following: ``territory,''; and

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                    (C) by striking ``institution of higher education, 
                or Federal agency'' and inserting ``or institution of 
                higher education'';
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in paragraph (9), by striking ``section 122(c)'' 
                and inserting ``section 122(f)''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (12), by inserting ``municipalities 
                and governments of counties in which such a community is 
                located,'' after ``providing services,'';
            (3) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by striking ``jobs or positions'' and 
                      inserting ``proposed positions''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``, including'' and all that 
                      follows through the period at the end and 
                      inserting a period;
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``proposed'' 
                before ``minimum''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) In the case of a nonprofit organization intending to 
        operate programs in 2 or more States, a description of the 
        manner in which and extent to which the organization consulted 
        with the State Commissions of each State in which the 
        organization intends to operate and the nature of the 
        consultation.'';
            (4) in subsection (d)(1)--
                    (A) in subparagraphs (A) and (B), by striking 
                ``subsection (a) or (b) of section 121'' and inserting 
                ``section 121(a)'';
                    (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``section 
                122(a)'' and inserting ``subsection (a), (b), or (c) of 
                section 122'';
            (5) by redesignating subsections (d) through (g) as 
        subsections (e) through (h), respectively and inserting after 
        subsection (c) the following:

    ``(d) Additional Required Application Information.--An application 
submitted under subsection (a) for programs described in 122(a) shall 
also contain--
            ``(1) measurable goals, to be used for annual measurements 
        of the program's performance on 1 or more of the corresponding 
        indicators described in section 122;
            ``(2) information describing how the applicant proposes to 
        utilize funds to improve performance on the corresponding 
        indicators utilizing participants, including describing the 
        activities in which such participants will engage to improve 
        performance on those indicators;
            ``(3) information identifying the geographical area in which 
        the eligible entity proposing to carry out the program proposes 
        to use funds to improve performance on the corresponding 
        indicators, and demographic information on the students or 
        individuals, as appropriate, in such area, and statistics 
        demonstrating the need to improve such indicators in such area; 
        and
            ``(4) if applicable, information on how the eligible entity 
        will work with other community-based entities to carry out 
        activities to improve performance on the corresponding 
        indicators using such funds.'';

[[Page 123 STAT. 1507]]

            (6) in paragraph (2)(A) of subsection (f) (as so 
        redesignated), by striking ``were selected'' and inserting 
        ``were or will be selected'';
            (7) in subsection (g) (as so redesignated)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``a program 
                applicant'' and inserting ``an applicant''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2)--
                          (i) in the heading, by striking ``Program 
                      applicant'' and inserting ``Applicant'';
                          (ii) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), 
                      by striking ``program applicant'' and inserting 
                      ``applicant'';
                          (iii) in subparagraph (A)--
                                    (I) by inserting after ``subdivision 
                                of a State,'' the following: 
                                ``territory,''; and
                                    (II) by striking ``institution of 
                                higher education, or Federal agency'' 
                                and inserting ``or institution of higher 
                                education''; and
                          (iv) in subparagraph (B)--
                                    (I) by inserting after ``subdivision 
                                of a State,'' the following: 
                                ``territory,''; and
                                    (II) by striking ``institution of 
                                higher education, or Federal agency'' 
                                and inserting ``or institution of higher 
                                education''; and
            (8) by amending subsection (h) (as so redesignated) to read 
        as follows:

    ``(h) Limitation on Same Project Receiving Multiple Grants.--Unless 
specifically authorized by law, the Corporation may not provide more 
than 1 grant under the national service laws for a fiscal year to 
support the same project under the national service laws.''.
SEC. 1309. NATIONAL SERVICE PROGRAM ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS.

    Section 131(c) (42 U.S.C. 12583(c)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by striking subparagraph (A) and 
        inserting the following:
                    ``(A) the community served, the municipality and 
                government of the county (if appropriate) in which the 
                community is located, and potential participants in the 
                program; and''; and
            (2) by striking paragraph (3) and inserting the following:
            ``(3) <<NOTE: Consultation.>>  in the case of a program that 
        is not funded through a State (including a national service 
        program that a nonprofit organization seeks to operate in 2 or 
        more States), consult with and coordinate activities with the 
        State Commission for each State in which the program will 
        operate, and the Corporation shall obtain confirmation from the 
        State Commission that the applicant seeking assistance under 
        this Act has consulted with and coordinated with the State 
        Commission when seeking to operate the program in that State.''.
SEC. 1310. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND INELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS.

    Subtitle C of title I (42 U.S.C. 12571 et seq.) is amended by 
inserting after section 132 the following:

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``SEC. 132A. PROHIBITED <<NOTE: 42 USC 12584a.>>  ACTIVITIES AND 
                          INELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS.

    ``(a) Prohibited Activities.--An approved national service position 
under this subtitle may not be used for the following activities:
            ``(1) <<NOTE: Lobbying.>>  Attempting to influence 
        legislation.
            ``(2) Organizing or engaging in protests, petitions, 
        boycotts, or strikes.
            ``(3) Assisting, promoting, or deterring union organizing.
            ``(4) Impairing <<NOTE: Contracts.>>  existing contracts for 
        services or collective bargaining agreements.
            ``(5) Engaging in partisan political activities, or other 
        activities designed to influence the outcome of an election to 
        Federal office or the outcome of an election to a State or local 
        public office.
            ``(6) Participating in, or endorsing, events or activities 
        that are likely to include advocacy for or against political 
        parties, political platforms, political candidates, proposed 
        legislation, or elected officials.
            ``(7) Engaging in religious instruction, conducting worship 
        services, providing instruction as part of a program that 
        includes mandatory religious instruction or worship, 
        constructing or operating facilities devoted to religious 
        instruction or worship, maintaining facilities primarily or 
        inherently devoted to religious instruction or worship, or 
        engaging in any form of proselytization, consistent with section 
        132.
            ``(8) Consistent with section 132, providing a direct 
        benefit to any--
                    ``(A) business organized for profit;
                    ``(B) labor union;
                    ``(C) partisan political organization;
                    ``(D) nonprofit organization that fails to comply 
                with the restrictions contained in section 501(c) of the 
                Internal Revenue Code of 1986, except that nothing in 
                this paragraph shall be construed to prevent 
                participants from engaging in advocacy activities 
                undertaken at their own initiative; and
                    ``(E) organization engaged in the religious 
                activities described in paragraph (7), unless the 
                position is not used to support those religious 
                activities.
            ``(9) <<NOTE: Abortion.>>  Providing abortion services or 
        referrals for receipt of such services.
            ``(10) Conducting a voter registration drive or using 
        Corporation funds to conduct a voter registration drive.
            ``(11) Carrying out such other activities as the Corporation 
        may prohibit.

    ``(b) Ineligibility.--No assistance provided under this subtitle may 
be provided to any organization that has violated a Federal criminal 
statute.
    ``(c) Nondisplacement of Employed Workers or Other Volunteers.--A 
participant in an approved national service position under this subtitle 
may not be directed to perform any services or duties, or to engage in 
any activities, prohibited under the nonduplication, nondisplacement, or 
nonsupplantation requirements relating to employees and volunteers in 
section 177.''.

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SEC. 1311. CONSIDERATION OF APPLICATIONS.

    Section 133 (42 U.S.C. 12585) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b)(2)(B), by striking ``jobs or'';
            (2) in subsection (d)--
                    (A) in paragraph (2)--
                          (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A)--
                                    (I) by striking ``section 122(a)'' 
                                and inserting ``subsection (a), (b), or 
                                (c) of section 122''; and
                                    (II) by striking ``section 
                                129(d)(2)'' and inserting ``section 
                                129(d)'';
                          (ii) by striking subparagraphs (A) through (G) 
                      and inserting the following:
                    ``(A) national service programs that--
                          ``(i) conform to the national service 
                      priorities in effect under section 122(f);
                          ``(ii) are innovative; and
                          ``(iii) are well established in 1 or more 
                      States at the time of the application and are 
                      proposed to be expanded to additional States using 
                      assistance provided under section 121;
                    ``(B) grant programs in support of other national 
                service programs if the grant programs are to be 
                conducted by nonprofit organizations with demonstrated 
                and extensive expertise in the provision of services to 
                meet human, educational, environmental, or public safety 
                needs; and
                    ``(C) professional corps programs described in 
                section 122(c)(1)(D).''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (3), by striking ``section 
                129(d)(2)'' and inserting ``section 129(d)'';
            (3) in subsection (e), by striking ``subsections (a) and 
        (d)(1) of section 129'' and inserting ``subsections (d) and (e) 
        of section 129'';
            (4) in subsection (f)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``section 
                129(a)(1)'' and inserting ``section 129(e)''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (3)--
                          (i) by striking ``section 129(a)'' and 
                      inserting ``section 129(e)''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``paragraph (3) of such 
                      subsection'' and inserting ``section 129(f)'';
            (5) by redesignating subsection (f) as subsection (g); and
            (6) by inserting after subsection (e) the following:

    ``(f) Views of State Commission.--In making competitive awards under 
section 129(d), the Corporation shall solicit and consider the views of 
a State Commission regarding any application for assistance to carry out 
a national service program within the State.''.
SEC. 1312. DESCRIPTION OF PARTICIPANTS.

    Section 137 (42 U.S.C. 12591) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by striking paragraph (3); and
                    (B) by redesignating paragraphs (4), (5), and (6) as 
                paragraphs (3), (4), and (5), respectively;
            (2) in subsection (b)--

[[Page 123 STAT. 1510]]

                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                striking ``section 122(a)(2) or a program described in 
                section 122(a)(9)'' and inserting ``section 
                122(a)(3)(B)(x)''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (1), by striking ``paragraph (4)'' 
                and inserting ``paragraph (3)''; and
            (3) in subsection (c), by striking ``(a)(5)'' and inserting 
        ``(a)(4)''.
SEC. 1313. SELECTION OF NATIONAL SERVICE PARTICIPANTS.

    Section 138 (42 U.S.C. 12592) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``conducted by the 
        State'' and all that follows through ``or other entity'' and 
        inserting ``conducted by the entity''; and
            (2) in subsection (e)(2)(C), by inserting before the 
        semicolon at the end the following: ``, particularly those who 
        were considered, at the time of their service, disadvantaged 
        youth''.
SEC. 1314. TERMS OF SERVICE.

    Section 139 (42 U.S.C. 12593) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``not less than 9 
                months and'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``during a period 
                of--'' and all that follows through the period at the 
                end and inserting ``during a period of not more than 2 
                years.''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(4) Extension of term for disaster purposes.--
                    ``(A) Extension.--An individual in an approved 
                national service position performing service directly 
                related to disaster relief efforts may continue in a 
                term of service for a period of 90 days beyond the 
                period otherwise specified in, as appropriate, this 
                subsection or section 153(d) or in section 104 of the 
                Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 4954).
                    ``(B) Single term of service.--A period of service 
                performed by an individual in an originally-agreed to 
                term of service and service performed under this 
                paragraph shall constitute a single term of service for 
                purposes of subsections (b)(1) and (c) of section 146.
                    ``(C) Benefits.--An individual performing service 
                under this paragraph may continue to receive a living 
                allowance and other benefits under section 140 but may 
                not receive an additional national service educational 
                award under section 141.''; and
            (2) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)(A), by striking ``as 
                demonstrated by the participant'' and inserting ``as 
                determined by the organization responsible for granting 
                the release, if the participant has otherwise performed 
                satisfactorily and has completed at least 15 percent of 
                the term of service''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2)--
                          (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``provide 
                      to the participant that portion of the national 
                      service educational award'' and inserting 
                      ``certify the participant's eligibility for that 
                      portion of the national service educational 
                      award''; and

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                          (ii) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``to 
                      allow return to the program with which the 
                      individual was serving in order''.
SEC. 1315. ADJUSTMENTS TO LIVING ALLOWANCE.

    Section 140 (42 U.S.C. 12594) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``paragraph (3)'' 
                and inserting ``paragraphs (2) and (3)'';
                    (B) by striking paragraph (2);
                    (C) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2);
                    (D) by inserting after paragraph (2) (as so 
                redesignated) the following:
            ``(3) Federal work-study students.--The living allowance 
        that may be provided under paragraph (1) to an individual whose 
        term of service includes hours for which the individual receives 
        a Federal work-study award under part C of title IV of the 
        Higher Education Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.) shall be 
        reduced by the amount of the individual's Federal work study 
        award.''; and
                    (E) in paragraph (4), by striking ``a reduced term 
                of service under section 139(b)(3)'' and inserting ``a 
                term of service that is less than 12 months'';
            (2) in subsection (b), by striking ``shall include an amount 
        sufficient to cover 85 percent of such taxes'' and all that 
        follows through the period at the end and inserting ``may be 
        used to pay the taxes described in this subsection.'';
            (3) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by striking ``section 122(a)(8)'' and 
                      inserting ``section 122(c)(1)(D)''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``subsection (a)(3)'' and 
                      inserting ``subsection (a)(2)'';
                    (B) in paragraph (1), by adding ``and'' at the end;
                    (C) by striking paragraph (2); and
                    (D) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2);
            (4) in subsection (d)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by striking ``shall provide'' and 
                      inserting ``shall provide or make available''; and
                          (ii) by striking the second sentence; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``provide from its 
                own funds'' and inserting ``provide from its own funds 
                or make available''; and
            (5) by striking subsections (g) and (h).

    Subtitle D--Amendments to Subtitle D (National Service Trust and 
            Provision of National Service Educational Awards)

SEC. 1401. AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS IN THE NATIONAL SERVICE TRUST.

    (a) Subtitle Heading.--The subtitle heading for subtitle D of title 
I is amended to read as follows:

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   ``Subtitle D--National Service Trust and Provision of Educational 
                                Awards''.

    (b) Establishment of Trust.--Section 145 (42 U.S.C. 12601) is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), 
                      by striking ``pursuant to section 501(a)(2)''; and
                          (ii) in subparagraph (A), by inserting after 
                      ``national service educational awards'' the 
                      following: ``, summer of service educational 
                      awards, and silver scholar educational awards'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2)--
                          (i) by striking ``pursuant to section 
                      196(a)(2)'' and inserting ``pursuant to section 
                      196(a)(2), if the terms of such donations direct 
                      that the donated amounts be deposited in the 
                      National Service Trust''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``and'' at the end;
                    (C) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (4); 
                and
                    (D) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
            ``(3) any amounts recovered by the Corporation pursuant to 
        section 146A; and'';
            (2) in subsection (c), by striking ``for payments of 
        national service educational awards in accordance with section 
        148.'' and inserting ``for--
            ``(1) payments of national service educational awards, 
        summer of service educational awards, and silver scholar 
        educational awards in accordance with section 148; and
            ``(2) payments of interest in accordance with section 
        148(e).''; and
            (3) in subsection (d)--
                    (A) in the subsection heading, by striking 
                ``Congress'' and inserting ``the Authorizing 
                Committees'';
                    (B) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                striking ``the Congress'' and inserting ``the 
                authorizing committees'';
                    (C) in paragraphs (2), (3), and (4), by inserting 
                ``, summer of service educational awards, or silver 
                scholar awards'' after ``national service educational 
                awards'' each place the term appears; and
                    (D) in paragraph (4)--
                          (i) by inserting ``, additional approved 
                      summer of service positions, and additional 
                      approved silver scholar positions'' after 
                      ``additional approved national service 
                      positions''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``under subtitle C''.
SEC. 1402. INDIVIDUALS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE AN EDUCATIONAL AWARD 
                          FROM THE TRUST.

    Section 146 (42 U.S.C. 12602) is amended--
            (1) by striking the section heading and inserting the 
        following:

[[Page 123 STAT. 1513]]

``SEC. 146. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12602.>>  INDIVIDUALS ELIGIBLE TO 
                        RECEIVE AN EDUCATIONAL AWARD FROM THE 
                        TRUST.''; and
            (2) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by inserting ``, summer of service 
                      educational award, or silver scholar educational 
                      award'' after ``national service educational 
                      award''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``if the individual'' and 
                      inserting ``if the organization responsible for 
                      the individual's supervision in a national service 
                      program certifies that the individual'';
                    (B) by striking paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) and 
                inserting the following:
            ``(1) met the applicable eligibility requirements for the 
        approved national service position, approved silver scholar 
        position, or approved summer of service position, as 
        appropriate, in which the individual served;
            ``(2)(A) for a full-time or part-time national service 
        educational award, successfully completed the required term of 
        service described in subsection (b)(1) in the approved national 
        service position;
            ``(B) for a partial educational award in accordance with 
        section 139(c)--
                    ``(i) satisfactorily performed prior to being 
                granted a release for compelling personal circumstances 
                under such section; and
                    ``(ii) completed at least 15 percent of the required 
                term of service described in subsection (b) for the 
                approved national service position;
            ``(C) for a summer of service educational award, 
        successfully completed the required term of service described in 
        subsection (b)(2) in an approved summer of service position, as 
        certified through a process determined by the Corporation 
        through regulations consistent with section 138(f); or
            ``(D) for a silver scholar educational award, successfully 
        completed the required term of service described in subsection 
        (b)(3) in an approved silver scholar position, as certified 
        through a process determined by the Corporation through 
        regulations consistent with section 138(f); and''.
                    (C) by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (3);
            (3) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) by striking ``The term'' and inserting the 
                following:
            ``(1) Approved national service position.--The term''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(2) Approved summer of service position.--The term of 
        service for an approved summer of service position shall not be 
        less than 100 hours of service during the summer months.
            ``(3) Approved silver scholar position.--The term of service 
        for an approved silver scholar position shall be not less than 
        350 hours during a 1-year period.'';
            (4) by striking subsection (c) and inserting the following:

    ``(c) Limitation on Receipt of National Service Educational 
Awards.--An individual may not receive, through national service 
educational awards and silver scholar educational awards, more than an 
amount equal to the aggregate value of

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2 such awards for full-time service. The value of summer of service 
educational awards that an individual receives shall have no effect on 
the aggregate value of the national service educational awards the 
individual may receive.'';
            (5) in subsection (d)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by striking ``Seven-year requirement'' and 
                      inserting ``In general'';
                          (ii) by striking ``An'' and inserting 
                      ``Subject to paragraph (2), an'';
                          (iii) by inserting ``or a silver scholar 
                      educational award'' after ``national service 
                      educational award'';
                          (iv) by inserting ``or an approved silver 
                      scholar position, as applicable,'' after 
                      ``approved national service position''; and
                          (v) by adding at the end the following: 
                      ``Subject to paragraph (2), an individual eligible 
                      to receive a summer of service educational award 
                      under this section may not use such award after 
                      the end of the 10-year period beginning on the 
                      date the individual completes the term of service 
                      in an approved summer of service position that is 
                      the basis of the award.'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2)--
                          (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A) 
                      and in subparagraph (A), by inserting ``, summer 
                      of service educational award, or silver scholar 
                      educational award'' after ``national service 
                      educational award'';
                          (ii) in subparagraph (A), by inserting ``, or 
                      10-year period, as appropriate'' after ``7-year 
                      period''; and
                          (iii) in subparagraph (B), by inserting ``, 
                      approved summer of service position, or approved 
                      silver scholar position'' after ``approved 
                      national service position''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) Term for transferred educational awards.--For purposes 
        of applying paragraphs (1) and (2)(A) to an individual who is 
        eligible to receive an educational award as a designated 
        individual (as defined in section 148(f)(8)), references to a 
        seven-year period shall be considered to be references to a 10-
        year period that begins on the date the individual who 
        transferred the educational award to the designated individual 
        completed the term of service in the approved national service 
        position or approved silver scholar position that is the basis 
        of the award.''; and
            (6) in subsection (e)(1)--
                    (A) by inserting after ``qualifying under this 
                section'' the following: ``or under section 119(c)(8)''; 
                and
                    (B) by inserting after ``to receive a national 
                service educational award'' the following: ``, a summer 
                of service educational award, or a silver scholar 
                educational award''.
SEC. 1403. CERTIFICATIONS.

    The Act is amended by adding after section 146 (42 U.S.C. 12602) the 
following:
``SEC. 146A. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12602a.>>  CERTIFICATIONS OF 
                          SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF TERMS OF 
                          SERVICE.

    ``(a) Certifications.--In making any authorized disbursement from 
the National Service Trust in regard to an eligible individual

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(including disbursement for a designated individual, as defined in 
section 148(f)(8), due to the service of an eligible individual) under 
section 146 who served in an approved national service position, an 
approved summer of service position, or an approved silver scholar 
position, the Corporation shall rely on a certification. The 
certification shall be made by the entity that selected the individual 
for and supervised the individual in the approved national service 
position in which such individual successfully completed a required term 
of service, in a national service program.
    ``(b) <<NOTE: Payment charge.>>  Effect of Erroneous 
Certifications.--If the Corporation determines that the certification 
under subsection (a) is erroneous or incorrect, the Corporation shall 
assess against the national service program a charge for the amount of 
any associated payment or potential payment from the National Service 
Trust. In assessing the amount of the charge, the Corporation shall 
consider the full facts and circumstances surrounding the erroneous or 
incorrect certification.''.
SEC. 1404. DETERMINATION OF THE AMOUNT OF THE EDUCATIONAL AWARD.

    Section 147 (42 U.S.C. 12603) is amended--
            (1) by striking the section heading and inserting the 
        following:
``SEC. 147. DETERMINATION OF THE AMOUNT OF THE EDUCATIONAL 
                        AWARD.''; and
            (2) by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

    ``(a) Amount for Full-Time National Service.--Except as provided in 
subsection (c), an individual described in section 146(a) who 
successfully completes a required term of full-time national service in 
an approved national service position shall receive a national service 
educational award having a value equal to the maximum amount of a 
Federal Pell Grant under section 401 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 
(20 U.S.C. 1070a) that a student eligible for such Grant may receive in 
the aggregate (without regard to whether the funds are provided through 
discretionary or mandatory appropriations), for the award year for which 
the national service position is approved by the Corporation.'';
            (3) in subsection (b), by striking ``, for each of not more 
        than 2 of such terms of service,''; and
            (4) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(d) Amount for Summer of Service.--An individual described in 
section 146(a) who successfully completes a required summer of service 
term shall receive a summer of service educational award having a value, 
for each of not more than 2 of such terms of service, equal to $500 (or, 
at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer, equal to $750 in the 
case of a participant who is economically disadvantaged).
    ``(e) Amount for Silver Scholars.--An individual described in 
section 146(a) who successfully completes a required silver scholar term 
shall receive a silver scholar educational award having a value of 
$1,000.''.
SEC. 1405. DISBURSEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL AWARDS.

    Section 148 (42 U.S.C. 12604) is amended--
            (1) by striking the section heading and inserting the 
        following:

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``SEC. 148. DISBURSEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL AWARDS.'';
            (2) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in paragraph (2), by striking ``cost of 
                attendance'' and inserting ``cost of attendance or other 
                educational expenses'';
                    (B) in paragraph (3), by striking ``and'';
                    (C) by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (5); 
                and
                    (D) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:
            ``(4) to pay expenses incurred in enrolling in an 
        educational institution or training establishment that is 
        approved under chapter 36 of title 38, United States Code, or 
        other applicable provisions of law, for offering programs of 
        education, apprenticeship, or on-job training for which 
        educational assistance may be provided by the Secretary of 
        Veterans Affairs; and'';
            (3) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting after ``the 
                national service educational award of the individual'' 
                the following: ``, an eligible individual under section 
                146(a) who served in a summer of service program and 
                desires to apply that individual's summer of service 
                educational award, or an eligible individual under 
                section 146(a) who served in a silver scholar program 
                and desires to apply that individual's silver scholar 
                educational award,'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by inserting after ``the 
                national service educational award'' the following: ``, 
                the summer of service educational award, or the silver 
                scholar educational award, as applicable,'';
                    (C) in paragraph (5), by inserting after ``the 
                national service educational award'' the following: ``, 
                the summer of service educational award, or the silver 
                scholar educational award, as applicable''; and
                    (D) in paragraph (7)--
                          (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``and'' 
                      at the end;
                          (ii) in subparagraph (B), by striking the 
                      period and inserting ``; and''; and
                          (iii) by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(C) any loan (other than a loan described in 
                subparagraph (A) or (B)) determined by an institution of 
                higher education to be necessary to cover a student's 
                educational expenses and made, insured, or guaranteed 
                by--
                          ``(i) an eligible lender, as defined in 
                      section 435 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 
                      (20 U.S.C. 1085);
                          ``(ii) the direct student loan program under 
                      part D of title IV of such Act (20 U.S.C. 1087a et 
                      seq.);
                          ``(iii) a State agency; or
                          ``(iv) a lender otherwise determined by the 
                      Corporation to be eligible to receive 
                      disbursements from the National Service Trust.'';
            (4) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting after ``national 
                service educational award'' the following: ``, an 
                eligible individual under section 146(a) who desires to 
                apply the individual's summer of service educational 
                award, or an eligible individual under section 146(a) 
                who served in a

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                silver scholar program and desires to apply that 
                individual's silver scholar educational award,'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2)--
                          (i) in subparagraph (A), by inserting after 
                      ``national service educational award'' the 
                      following: ``, summer of service educational 
                      award, or silver scholar educational award, as 
                      applicable,''; and
                          (ii) in subparagraph (C)(iii), by inserting 
                      after ``national service educational awards'' the 
                      following: ``, summer of service educational 
                      awards, or silver scholar educational awards, as 
                      applicable,'';
                    (C) in paragraph (3), by inserting after ``national 
                service educational awards'' the following: ``summer of 
                service educational awards, or silver scholar 
                educational awards'';
                    (D) in paragraph (5)--
                          (i) in the first sentence, by inserting after 
                      ``national service educational award'' the 
                      following: ``, summer of service educational 
                      award, or silver scholar educational award, as 
                      applicable,''; and
                          (ii) in the third sentence, by inserting 
                      before the period the following: ``, additional 
                      approved summer of service positions, and 
                      additional approved silver scholar positions''; 
                      and
                    (E) in paragraph (6)--
                          (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), 
                      by inserting after ``national service educational 
                      award'' the following: ``, summer of service 
                      educational award, or silver scholar educational 
                      award'';
                          (ii) in subparagraph (A), by inserting ``and 
                      other educational expenses'' after ``cost of 
                      attendance''; and
                          (iii) by striking subparagraph (B) and 
                      inserting the following:
                    ``(B) the student's estimated financial assistance 
                for such period under part A of title IV of such Act (20 
                U.S.C. 1070 et seq.).'';
            (5) in subsection (d), by inserting after ``national service 
        educational awards'' the following: ``, summer of service 
        educational awards, and silver scholar educational awards'';
            (6) in subsection (e), by striking ``subsection (b)(6)'' and 
        inserting ``subsection (b)(7)'';
            (7) in subsection (f)--
                    (A) by striking ``Director'' and inserting ``Chief 
                Executive Officer''; and
                    (B) by inserting ``, summer of service educational 
                award, or silver scholar educational award, as 
                appropriate,'' after ``national service educational 
                award'';
            (8) by redesignating subsections (f) and (g) as subsections 
        (g) and (h) respectively; and
            (9) by inserting after subsection (e) the following:

    ``(f) Transfer of Educational Awards.--
            ``(1) In general.--An individual who is eligible to receive 
        a national service educational award or silver scholar 
        educational award due to service in a program described in 
        paragraph (2) may elect to receive the award (in the amount 
        described in the corresponding provision of section 147) and 
        transfer the award to a designated 
        individual. <<NOTE: Applicability.>>  Subsections (b),

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        (c), and (d) shall apply to the designated individual in lieu of 
        the individual who is eligible to receive the national service 
        educational award or silver scholar educational award, except 
        that amounts refunded to the account under subsection (c)(5) on 
        behalf of a designated individual may be used by the Corporation 
        to fund additional placements in the national service program in 
        which the eligible individual who transferred the national 
        service educational award or silver scholar educational award 
        participated for such award.
            ``(2) Conditions for transfer.--An educational award may be 
        transferred under this subsection if--
                    ``(A)(i) the award is a national service educational 
                award for service in a national service program that 
                receives a grant under subtitle C; and
                    ``(ii) before beginning the term of service 
                involved, the eligible individual is age 55 or older; or
                    ``(B) the award is a silver scholarship educational 
                award under section 198C(a).
            ``(3) Modification or revocation.--
                    ``(A) In general.--An individual transferring an 
                educational award under this subsection may, on any date 
                on which a portion of the educational award remains 
                unused, modify or revoke the transfer of the educational 
                award with respect to that portion.
                    ``(B) Notice.--A modification or revocation of the 
                transfer of an educational award under this paragraph 
                shall be made by the submission of written notice to the 
                Corporation.
            ``(4) Prohibition on treatment of transferred award as 
        marital property.--An educational award transferred under this 
        subsection may not be treated as marital property, or the asset 
        of a marital estate, subject to division in a divorce or other 
        civil proceeding.
            ``(5) Death of transferor.--The death of an individual 
        transferring an educational award under this subsection shall 
        not affect the use of the educational award by the child, foster 
        child, or grandchild to whom the educational award is 
        transferred if such educational award is transferred prior to 
        the death of the individual.
            ``(6) Procedures to prevent waste, fraud, or abuse.--The 
        Corporation shall establish requirements to prevent waste, 
        fraud, or abuse in connection with the transfer of an 
        educational award and to protect the integrity of the 
        educational award under this subsection.
            ``(7) Technical assistance.--The Corporation may, as 
        appropriate, provide technical assistance, to individuals and 
        eligible entities carrying out national service programs, 
        concerning carrying out this subsection.
            ``(8) Definition of a designated individual.--In this 
        subsection, the term `designated individual' is an individual--
                    ``(A) whom an individual who is eligible to receive 
                a national service educational award or silver scholar 
                educational award due to service in a program described 
                in paragraph (2) designates to receive the educational 
                award;
                    ``(B) who meets the eligibility requirements of 
                paragraphs (3) and (4) of section 146(a); and

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                    ``(C) who is a child, foster child, or grandchild of 
                the individual described in subparagraph (A).''.
SEC. 1406. APPROVAL PROCESS FOR APPROVED POSITIONS.

    (a) In General.--Subtitle D of title I (42 U.S.C. 12601 et seq.) is 
amended by adding at the end the following new section:
``SEC. 149. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12606.>>  APPROVAL PROCESS FOR APPROVED 
                        POSITIONS.

    ``(a) Timing and Recording Requirements.--
            ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding subtitles C, D, and H, 
        and any other provision of law, in approving a position as an 
        approved national service position, an approved summer of 
        service position, or an approved silver scholar position, the 
        Corporation--
                    ``(A) shall approve the position at the time the 
                Corporation--
                          ``(i) enters into an enforceable agreement 
                      with an individual participant to serve in a 
                      program carried out under subtitle E of title I of 
                      this Act, section 198B or 198C(a), or under title 
                      I of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 
                      (42 U.S.C. 4951 et seq.), a summer of service 
                      program described in section 119(c)(8), or a 
                      silver scholarship program described in section 
                      198C(a); or
                          ``(ii) except as provided in clause (i), 
                      awards a grant to (or enters into a contract or 
                      cooperative agreement with) an entity to carry out 
                      a program for which such a position is approved 
                      under section 123; and
                    ``(B) shall record as an obligation an estimate of 
                the net present value of the national service 
                educational award, summer of service educational award, 
                or silver scholar educational award associated with the 
                position, based on a formula that takes into 
                consideration historical rates of enrollment in such a 
                program, and of earning and using national service 
                educational awards, summer of service educational 
                awards, or silver scholar educational awards, as 
                appropriate, for such a program and remain available.
            ``(2) Formula.--In determining the formula described in 
        paragraph (1)(B), the Corporation shall consult with the 
        Director of the Congressional Budget Office.
            ``(3) Certification report.--The Chief Executive Officer of 
        the Corporation shall annually prepare and submit to the 
        authorizing committees a report that contains a certification 
        that the Corporation is in compliance with the requirements of 
        paragraph (1).
            ``(4) Approval.--The <<NOTE: Applicability.>>  requirements 
        of this subsection shall apply to each approved national service 
        position, approved summer of service position, or approved 
        silver scholarship position that the Corporation approves--
                    ``(A) during fiscal year 2010; and
                    ``(B) during any subsequent fiscal year.

    ``(b) Reserve Account.--
            ``(1) Establishment and contents.--
                    ``(A) Establishment.--Notwithstanding subtitles C, 
                D, and H, and any other provision of law, within the 
                National Service Trust established under section 145, 
                the Corporation shall establish a reserve account.

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                    ``(B) Contents.--To ensure the availability of 
                adequate funds to support the awards of approved 
                national service positions, approved summer of service 
                positions, and approved silver scholar positions, for 
                each fiscal year, the Corporation shall place in the 
                account--
                          ``(i) during fiscal year 2010, a portion of 
                      the funds that were appropriated for fiscal year 
                      2010 or a previous fiscal year under section 501 
                      of this Act or section 501 of the Domestic 
                      Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 5081), 
                      were made available to carry out subtitle C, D, or 
                      E of this title, section 198B or 198C(a), subtitle 
                      A of title I of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act 
                      of 1973, or summer of service programs described 
                      in section 119(c)(8), and remain available; and
                          ``(ii) during fiscal year 2011 or a subsequent 
                      fiscal year, a portion of the funds that were 
                      appropriated for that fiscal year under section 
                      501 of this Act or section 501 of the Domestic 
                      Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 5081), 
                      were made available to carry out subtitle C, D, or 
                      E of this title, section 198B or 198C(a), subtitle 
                      A of title I of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act 
                      of 1973, or summer of service programs described 
                      in section 119(c)(8), and remain available.
            ``(2) Obligation.--The Corporation shall not obligate the 
        funds in the reserve account until the Corporation--
                    ``(A) determines that the funds will not be needed 
                for the payment of national service educational awards 
                associated with previously approved national service 
                positions, summer of service educational awards 
                associated with previously approved summer of service 
                positions, and silver scholar educational awards 
                associated with previously approved silver scholar 
                positions; or
                    ``(B) obligates the funds for the payment of 
                national service educational awards for such previously 
                approved national service positions, summer of service 
                educational awards for such previously approved summer 
                of service positions, or silver scholar educational 
                awards for such previously approved silver scholar 
                positions, as applicable.

    ``(c) Audits.--The accounts of the Corporation relating to the 
appropriated funds for approved national service positions, approved 
summer of service positions, and approved silver scholar positions, and 
the records demonstrating the manner in which the Corporation has 
recorded estimates described in subsection (a)(1)(B) as obligations, 
shall be audited annually by independent certified public accountants or 
independent licensed public accountants certified or licensed by a 
regulatory authority of a State or other political subdivision of the 
United States in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. 
A <<NOTE: Reports.>>  report containing the results of each such 
independent audit shall be included in the annual report required by 
subsection (a)(3).

    ``(d) Availability of Amounts.--Except as provided in subsection 
(b), all amounts included in the National Service Trust under paragraphs 
(1), (2), and (3) of section 145(a) shall be available for payments of 
national service educational awards, summer of service educational 
awards, or silver scholar educational awards under section 148.''.

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    (b) Conforming Repeal.--The Strengthen AmeriCorps Program Act (42 
U.S.C. 12605) is repealed.

Subtitle E--Amendments to Subtitle E (National Civilian Community Corps)

SEC. 1501. PURPOSE.

    Section 151 (42 U.S.C. 12611) is amended to read as follows:
``SEC. 151. PURPOSE.

    ``It is the purpose of this subtitle to authorize the operation of, 
and support for, residential and other service programs that combine the 
best practices of civilian service with the best aspects of military 
service, including leadership and team building, to meet national and 
community needs. The needs to be met under such programs include those 
needs related to--
            ``(1) natural and other disasters;
            ``(2) infrastructure improvement;
            ``(3) environmental stewardship and conservation;
            ``(4) energy conservation; and
            ``(5) urban and rural development.''.
SEC. 1502. PROGRAM COMPONENTS.

    Section 152 (42 U.S.C. 12612) is amended--
            (1) by amending the section heading to read as follows:
``SEC. 152. ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL CIVILIAN COMMUNITY CORPS 
                        PROGRAM.'';
            (2) in subsection (a), by striking ``Civilian Community 
        Corps Demonstration Program'' and inserting ``National Civilian 
        Community Corps Program'';
            (3) in the matter preceding paragraph (1) of subsection 
        (b)--
                    (A) by striking ``Civilian Community Corps 
                Demonstration Program'' and inserting ``National 
                Civilian Community Corps Program''; and
                    (B) by striking ``a Civilian Community Corps'' and 
                inserting ``a National Civilian Community Corps''; and
            (4) by striking subsection (c) and inserting the following:

    ``(c) Residential Components.--Both programs referred to in 
subsection (b) may include a residential component.''.
SEC. 1503. ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS.

    Section 153 (42 U.S.C. 12613) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by striking ``Civilian Community Corps 
                Demonstration Program'' and inserting ``National 
                Civilian Community Corps Program''; and
                    (B) by striking ``on Civilian Community Corps'' and 
                inserting ``on National Civilian Community Corps'';
            (2) in subsection (b), by striking paragraph (1) and 
        inserting the following:
            ``(1) is, or will be, at least 18 years of age on or before 
        December 31 of the calendar year in which the individual enrolls 
        in the program, but is not more than 24 years of age as of the 
        date the individual begins participating in the program; and'';

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            (3) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in the subsection heading, by striking 
                ``Backrounds'' and inserting ``Backgrounds''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following: ``The 
                Director shall take appropriate steps, including through 
                outreach and recruitment activities, to increase the 
                percentage of participants in the program who are 
                disadvantaged youth to 50 percent of all participants by 
                year 2012. The Director shall report to the authorizing 
                committees biennially on such steps, any challenges 
                faced, and the annual participation rates of 
                disadvantaged youth in the program.'';
            (4) by striking subsection (d); and
            (5) by redesignating subsection (e) as subsection (d).
SEC. 1504. SUMMER NATIONAL SERVICE PROGRAM.

    Section 154 (42 U.S.C. 12614) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by striking ``Civilian Community Corps 
                Demonstration Program'' and inserting ``National 
                Civilian Community Corps Program''; and
                    (B) by striking ``on Civilian Community Corps'' and 
                inserting ``on National Civilian Community Corps''; and
            (2) in subsection (b), by striking ``shall be'' and all that 
        follows through the period at the end and inserting ``shall be 
        from economically and ethnically diverse backgrounds, including 
        youth who are in foster care.''.
SEC. 1505. NATIONAL CIVILIAN COMMUNITY CORPS.

    Section 155 (42 U.S.C. 12615) is amended--
            (1) by amending the section heading to read as follows:
``SEC. 155. NATIONAL CIVILIAN COMMUNITY CORPS.'';
            (2) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by striking ``Civilian Community Corps 
                Demonstration Program'' and inserting ``National 
                Civilian Community Corps Program''; and
                    (B) by striking ``the Civilian Community Corps 
                shall'' and inserting ``the National Civilian Community 
                Corps shall'';
            (3) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) by amending the subsection heading to read as 
                follows:

    ``(b) Membership in National Civilian Community 
Corps.--'';
                    (B) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``National'' 
                before ``Civilian Community Corps'';
                    (C) in paragraph (3)--
                          (i) by striking ``superintendent'' and 
                      inserting ``campus director''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``camp'' and inserting 
                      ``campus''; and
                    (D) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(4) Team leaders.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Director may select 
                individuals with prior supervisory or service experience 
                to be team leaders within units in the National Civilian 
                Community Corps, to perform service that includes 
                leading and supervising teams of Corps members. Each 
                team leader shall

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                be selected without regard to the age limitation under 
                section 153(b).
                    ``(B) Rights and benefits.--A team leader shall be 
                provided the same rights and benefits applicable to 
                other Corps members, except that the Director may 
                increase the limitation on the amount of the living 
                allowance under section 158(b) by not more than 10 
                percent for a team leader.'';
            (4) in subsection (d)--
                    (A) by amending the subsection heading to read as 
                follows:

    ``(d) Campuses.--'';
                    (B) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by amending the paragraph heading to read 
                      as follows:
            ``(1) Units to be assigned to campuses.--'';
                          (ii) by striking ``in camps'' and inserting 
                      ``in campuses'';
                          (iii) by striking ``Corps camp'' and inserting 
                      ``Corps campus''; and
                          (iv) by striking ``in the camps'' and 
                      inserting ``in the campuses'';
                    (C) by amending paragraphs (2) and (3) to read as 
                follows:
            ``(2) Campus director.--There shall be a campus director for 
        each campus. The campus director is the head of the campus.
            ``(3) Eligible site for campus.--A campus shall be cost 
        effective and may, upon the completion of a feasibility study, 
        be located in a facility referred to in section 162(c).'';
            (5) in subsection (e)--
                    (A) by amending the subsection heading to read as 
                follows:

    ``(e) Distribution of Units and Campuses.--'';
                    (B) by striking ``camps are distributed'' and 
                inserting ``campuses are cost effective and are 
                distributed''; and
                    (C) by striking ``rural areas'' and all that follows 
                through the period at the end and inserting ``rural 
                areas such that each Corps unit in a region can be 
                easily deployed for disaster and emergency response to 
                such region.''; and
            (6) in subsection (f)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by striking ``superintendent'' and 
                      inserting ``campus director''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``camp'' both places such 
                      term appears and inserting ``campus'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2)--
                          (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), 
                      by striking ``superintendent of a camp'' and 
                      inserting ``campus director of a campus'';
                          (ii) in subparagraph (A)--
                                    (I) by striking ``superintendent'' 
                                and inserting ``campus director'';
                                    (II) by striking 
                                ``superintendent's'' and inserting 
                                ``campus director's''; and
                                    (III) by striking ``camp'' each 
                                place such term appears and inserting 
                                ``campus''; and

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                          (iii) in subparagraph (B), by striking 
                      ``superintendent'' and inserting ``campus 
                      director''; and
                    (C) in paragraph (3), by striking ``camp 
                superintendent'' and inserting ``campus director''.
SEC. 1506. TRAINING.

    Section 156 (42 U.S.C. 12616) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by inserting ``National'' before ``Civilian 
                Community Corps''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following: ``The 
                Director shall ensure that, to the extent practicable, 
                each member of the Corps is trained in CPR, first aid, 
                and other skills related to disaster preparedness and 
                response.'';
            (2) in subsection (b)(1), by inserting before the period at 
        the end the following: ``, including a focus on energy 
        conservation, environmental stewardship or conservation, 
        infrastructure improvement, urban and rural development, or 
        disaster preparedness needs, as appropriate'';
            (3) by amending subsection (c)(2) to read as follows:
            ``(2) Coordination with other entities.--Members of the 
        cadre may provide, either directly or through grants, contracts, 
        or cooperative agreements, the advanced service training 
        referred to in subsection (b)(1) in coordination with vocational 
        or technical schools, other employment and training providers, 
        existing youth service programs, other qualified individuals, or 
        organizations with expertise in training youth, including 
        disadvantaged youth, in the skills described in such 
        subsection.''; and
            (4) in subsection (d), by striking ``section 162(a)(3)'' and 
        inserting ``section 162(c)''.
SEC. 1507. CONSULTATION WITH STATE COMMISSIONS.

    Section 157 (42 U.S.C. 12617) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                inserting ``National'' before ``Civilian Community 
                Corps'';
                    (B) in paragraph (1), by inserting before the 
                semicolon the following: ``, with specific emphasis on 
                projects in support of infrastructure improvement, 
                energy conservation, and urban and rural development''; 
                and
                    (C) in paragraph (2), by striking ``service 
                learning'' and inserting ``service-learning'';
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``and the 
                      Secretary of Housing and Urban Development'' and 
                      inserting ``the Secretary of Housing and Urban 
                      Development, the Administrator of the 
                      Environmental Protection Agency, the Administrator 
                      of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the 
                      Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of 
                      Transportation, and the Chief of the Forest 
                      Service''; and
                          (ii) in subparagraph (B)--
                                    (I) by inserting ``community-based 
                                entities and'' before ``representatives 
                                of local communities''; and

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                                    (II) by striking ``camp'' both 
                                places such term appears and inserting 
                                ``campus''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``State 
                Commissions,'' before ``and persons involved in other 
                youth service programs.''; and
            (3) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by striking ``superintendent'' both places 
                      such term appears and inserting ``campus 
                      director''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``camp'' both places such 
                      term appears and inserting ``campus''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``camp 
                superintendents'' and inserting ``campus directors''.
SEC. 1508. AUTHORIZED BENEFITS FOR CORPS MEMBERS.

    Section 158 (42 U.S.C. 12618) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by inserting ``National'' before 
        ``Civilian Community Corps''; and
            (2) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by inserting ``National'' before 
                      ``Civilian Community Corps''; and
                          (ii) by inserting before the colon the 
                      following: ``, as the Director determines 
                      appropriate'';
                    (B) in paragraph (6), by striking ``Clothing'' and 
                inserting ``Uniforms''; and
                    (C) in paragraph (7), by striking ``Recreational 
                services and supplies'' and inserting ``Supplies''.
SEC. 1509. PERMANENT CADRE.

    Section 159 (42 U.S.C. 12619) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                striking ``Civilian Community Corps Demonstration 
                Program'' and inserting ``National Civilian Community 
                Corps Program''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by inserting ``including those'' before 
                      ``recommended''; and
                          (ii) by inserting ``National'' before 
                      ``Civilian Community Corps'';
            (2) in subsection (b)(1), by inserting ``National'' before 
        ``Civilian Community Corps'';
            (3) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)(B)(i), by inserting 
                ``National'' before ``Civilian Community Corps''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2)--
                          (i) in subparagraph (A)--
                                    (I) by striking ``The Director shall 
                                establish a permanent cadre of'' and 
                                inserting ``The Chief Executive Officer 
                                shall establish a permanent cadre that 
                                includes the Director and other 
                                appointed''; and
                                    (II) by inserting ``National'' 
                                before ``Civilian Community Corps'';
                          (ii) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``The 
                      Director shall appoint the members'' and inserting 
                      ``The Chief

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                      Executive Officer shall consider the 
                      recommendations of the Director in appointing the 
                      other members'';
                          (iii) in subparagraph (C)--
                                    (I) in the matter preceding clause 
                                (i), by striking ``the Director'' and 
                                inserting ``the Chief Executive 
                                Officer'';
                                    (II) in clause (i), by striking 
                                ``section 162(a)(2)'' and inserting 
                                ``section 162(b)'';
                                    (III) in clause (iii), by striking 
                                ``and'' at the end;
                                    (IV) by redesignating clause (iv) as 
                                clause (v); and
                                    (V) by inserting after clause (iii) 
                                the following:
                          ``(iv) give consideration to retired and other 
                      former law enforcement, fire, rescue, and 
                      emergency personnel, and other individuals with 
                      backgrounds in disaster preparedness, relief, and 
                      recovery; and''; and
                          (iv) in subparagraph (E)--
                                    (I) by striking ``to members'' and 
                                inserting ``to other members'';
                                    (II) by inserting after 
                                ``techniques'' the following: ``, 
                                including techniques for working with 
                                and enhancing the development of 
                                disadvantaged youth,''; and
                                    (III) by striking ``service 
                                learning'' and inserting ``service-
                                learning''; and
                    (C) in paragraph (3)--
                          (i) in the first sentence, by striking ``the 
                      members'' and inserting ``other members''; and
                          (ii) in the third sentence, by striking 
                      ``section 162(a)(2)(A)'' and inserting 
                      ``162(b)(1)''.
SEC. 1510. STATUS OF CORPS MEMBERS AND CORPS PERSONNEL UNDER 
                          FEDERAL LAW.

    Section 160(a) (42 U.S.C. 12620(a)) is amended by inserting 
``National'' before ``Civilian Community Corps''.
SEC. 1511. CONTRACT AND GRANT AUTHORITY.

    Section 161 (42 U.S.C. 12621) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``perform any program 
        function under this subtitle'' and inserting ``carry out the 
        National Civilian Community Corps program''; and
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)(B), by striking ``section 
                162(a)(3)'' and inserting ``section 162(c)''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``National'' 
                before ``Civilian Community Corps''.
SEC. 1512. OTHER DEPARTMENTS.

    (a) In General.--Section 162 (42 U.S.C. 12622) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) in subparagraph (A), by inserting 
                      ``National'' before ``Civilian Community Corps''; 
                      and
                          (ii) in subparagraph (B)(i), by striking ``the 
                      registry established by'' and all that follows 
                      through the semicolon and inserting ``the registry 
                      established by section 1143a of title 10, United 
                      States Code;'';

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                    (B) in paragraph (2)(A), by striking ``to be 
                recommended for appointment'' and inserting ``from which 
                individuals may be selected for appointment by the 
                Director''; and
                    (C) in paragraph (3), by inserting ``National'' 
                before ``Civilian Community Corps''; and
            (2) by striking subsection (b).

    (b) Technical Amendments.--Section 162 (42 U.S.C. 12622), as amended 
by subsection (a), is further amended--
            (1) in the section heading, by striking ``other 
        departments'' and inserting ``department of defense'';
            (2) by redesignating paragraphs (2), (3), and (4) of 
        subsection (a) as subsections (b), (c), and (d), respectively, 
        and aligning the margins of such subsections with the margins of 
        section 161(a) of the Act;
            (3) by striking ``(a) Secretary'' and all that follows 
        through ``Office.--'' and inserting the following:

    ``(a) Liaison Office.--'';
            (4) in subsection (a) (as amended by paragraph (3))--
                    (A) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as 
                paragraphs (1) and (2), respectively, and aligning the 
                margins of such paragraphs with the margins of section 
                161(b)(1) of the Act; and
                    (B) by redesignating clauses (i) and (ii) of 
                paragraph (2) (as redesignated by subparagraph (A)) as 
                subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively, and aligning 
                the margins of such subparagraphs with the margins of 
                section 161(b)(1)(A) of the Act;
            (5) in subsection (b) (as redesignated by paragraph (2))--
                    (A) by redesignating subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) 
                as paragraphs (1), (2), and (3), respectively, and 
                aligning the margins of such paragraphs with the margins 
                of section 161(b)(1) of the Act;
                    (B) in paragraph (1) (as redesignated by 
                subparagraph (A)), by striking ``paragraph (1)'' and 
                inserting ``subsection (a)''; and
                    (C) in paragraph (2) (as redesignated by 
                subparagraph (A)), by striking ``paragraph'' and 
                inserting ``subsection''; and
            (6) in subsection (c) (as redesignated by paragraph (2))--
                    (A) by striking ``this paragraph'' and inserting 
                ``this subsection''; and
                    (B) by striking ``paragraph (1)'' and inserting 
                ``subsection (a)''.
SEC. 1513. ADVISORY BOARD.

    Section 163 (42 U.S.C. 12623) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by striking ``Upon the establishment of the 
                Program, there shall also be'' and inserting ``There 
                shall be'';
                    (B) by inserting ``National'' before ``Civilian 
                Community Corps Advisory Board''; and
                    (C) by striking ``to assist'' and all that follows 
                through the period at the end and inserting ``to assist 
                the Corps in responding rapidly and efficiently in times 
                of natural and other disasters. The Advisory Board 
                members shall help coordinate activities with the Corps 
                as appropriate, including the mobilization of volunteers 
                and coordination

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                of volunteer centers to help local communities recover 
                from the effects of natural and other disasters.'';
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) by redesignating paragraphs (8) and (9) as 
                paragraphs (13) and (14), respectively;
                    (B) by inserting after paragraph (7) the following:
            ``(8) The Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management 
        Agency.
            ``(9) The Secretary of Transportation.
            ``(10) The Chief of the Forest Service.
            ``(11) The Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
        Agency.
            ``(12) The Secretary of Energy.''; and
                    (C) in paragraph (13), as so redesignated, by 
                striking ``industry,'' and inserting ``public and 
                private organizations,''.
SEC. 1514. EVALUATIONS.

    Section 164 (42 U.S.C. 12624) is amended--
            (1) in the section heading, by striking ``annual 
        evaluation'' and inserting ``evaluations'';
            (2) by striking ``an annual evaluation'' and inserting 
        ``periodic evaluations'';
            (3) by striking ``Civilian Community Corps programs'' and 
        inserting ``National Civilian Community Corps Program''; and
            (4) by adding at the end the following: ``Upon completing 
        each such evaluation, the Corporation shall transmit to the 
        authorizing committees a report on the evaluation.''.
SEC. 1515. REPEAL OF FUNDING LIMITATION.

    Section 165 (42 U.S.C. 12625) is repealed.
SEC. 1516. DEFINITIONS.

    Subtitle E of title I (42 U.S.C. 12611 et seq.), as amended by this 
subtitle, is further amended--
            (1) by redesignating section 166 as 165; <<NOTE: 42 USC 
        12626.>>  and
            (2) in section 165 (as redesignated by paragraph (1))--
                    (A) by striking paragraphs (2), (3), and (9);
                    (B) by redesignating paragraphs (4) through (8) as 
                paragraphs (5) through (9), respectively;
                    (C) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:
            ``(2) Campus director.--The term `campus director', with 
        respect to a Corps campus, means the head of the campus under 
        section 155(d).
            ``(3) Corps.--The term `Corps' means the National Civilian 
        Community Corps required under section 155 as part of the 
        National Civilian Community Corps Program.
            ``(4) Corps campus.--The term `Corps campus' means the 
        facility or central location established as the operational 
        headquarters and boarding place for particular Corps units.'';
                    (D) in paragraph (5) (as so redesignated), by 
                striking ``Civilian Community Corps Demonstration 
                Program'' and inserting ``National Civilian Community 
                Corps Program'';
                    (E) in paragraph (6) (as so redesignated), by 
                inserting ``National'' before ``Civilian Community 
                Corps'';
                    (F) in paragraph (8) (as so redesignated), by 
                striking ``The terms'' and all that follows through 
                ``Demonstration

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                Program'' and inserting ``The term `Program' means the 
                National Civilian Community Corps Program''; and
                    (G) in paragraph (9) (as so redesignated)--
                          (i) in the paragraph heading, by striking 
                      ``Service learning'' and inserting ``Service-
                      learning''; and
                          (ii) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), 
                      by striking ``service learning'' and inserting 
                      ``service-learning''.
SEC. 1517. TERMINOLOGY.

    Subtitle E of title I (as so amended) (42 U.S.C. 12611 et seq.) is 
further amended by striking the subtitle heading and inserting the 
following:

           ``Subtitle E--National Civilian Community Corps''.

    Subtitle F--Amendments to Subtitle F (Administrative Provisions)

SEC. 1601. FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE.

    Section 171(a)(1) (42 U.S.C. 12631(a)(1)) is amended by striking 
``with respect to a project'' and inserting ``with respect to a project 
authorized under the national service laws''.
SEC. 1602. REPORTS.

    Section 172 (42 U.S.C. 12632) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b)(1), by striking ``appropriate 
        authorizing and appropriations Committees of Congress'' and 
        inserting ``authorizing committees, the Committee on 
        Appropriations of the House of Representatives, and the 
        Committee on Appropriations of the Senate''; and
            (2) in subsection (c)(2), by striking ``the appropriate 
        committees of Congress'' and inserting ``the authorizing 
        committees, the Committee on Armed Services of the House of 
        Representatives, and the Committee on Armed Services of the 
        Senate''.
SEC. 1603. USE OF FUNDS.

    Section 174 (42 U.S.C. 12634) is amended by adding at the end the 
following:
    ``(d) Referrals for Federal Assistance.--A program may not receive 
assistance under the national service laws for the sole purpose of 
referring individuals to Federal assistance programs or State assistance 
programs funded in part by the Federal Government.''.
SEC. 1604. NOTICE, HEARING, AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES.

    Section 176 (42 U.S.C. 12636) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)(2)(A), by striking ``30 days'' and 
        inserting ``1 or more periods of 30 days not to exceed a total 
        of 90 days''; and
            (2) in subsection (f)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``A State or local 
                applicant'' and inserting ``An entity''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (6)--
                          (i) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``and'';

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                          (ii) by redesignating subparagraph (D) as 
                      subparagraph (E); and
                          (iii) by inserting after subparagraph (C) the 
                      following:
                    ``(D) in a case in which the grievance is filed by 
                an individual applicant or participant--
                          ``(i) the applicant's selection or the 
                      participant's reinstatement, as the case may be; 
                      and
                          ``(ii) other changes in the terms and 
                      conditions of service applicable to the 
                      individual; and''.
SEC. 1605. RESOLUTION OF DISPLACEMENT COMPLAINTS.

    Section 177 (42 U.S.C. 12637) is amended--
            (1) in subsections (a) and (b), by striking ``under this 
        title'' each place it appears and inserting ``under the national 
        service laws'';
            (2) in subsection (b)(1), by striking ``employee or 
        position'' and inserting ``employee, position, or volunteer 
        (other than a participant under the national service laws)''; 
        and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(f) Parental Involvement.--
            ``(1) In general.--Programs that receive assistance under 
        the national service laws shall consult with the parents or 
        legal guardians of children in developing and operating programs 
        that include and serve children.
            ``(2) Parental permission.--Programs that receive assistance 
        under the national service laws shall, before transporting minor 
        children, provide the children's parents with the reason for the 
        transportation and obtain the parents' written permission for 
        such transportation, consistent with State law.''.
SEC. 1606. STATE COMMISSIONS ON NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE.

    Section 178 (42 U.S.C. 12638) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)(2), by striking ``sections 117B and 
        130'' and inserting ``section 130'';
            (2) in subsection (c)(1)--
                    (A) in subparagraph (I), by striking ``section 
                122(a)'' and all that follows through the period at the 
                end and inserting ``subsection (a), (b), or (c) of 
                section 122.''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(J) A representative of the volunteer sector.'';
            (3) in subsection (c)(3), by striking ``, unless the State 
        permits the representative to serve as a voting member of the 
        State Commission or alternative administrative entity'';
            (4) in subsection (d)(6)(B), by striking ``section 
        193A(b)(11)'' and inserting ``section 193A(b)(12)'';
            (5) in subsection (e)--
                    (A) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the 
                following:
            ``(1) Preparation of a national service plan for the State 
        that--
                    ``(A) is developed, through an open and public 
                process (such as through regional forums, hearings, and 
                other means) that provides for maximum participation and 
                input from the private sector, organizations, and public 
                agencies, using service and volunteerism as strategies 
                to meet critical

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                community needs, including service through programs 
                funded under the national service laws;
                    ``(B) covers a 3-year period, the beginning of which 
                may be set by the State;
                    ``(C) is subject to approval by the chief executive 
                officer of the State;
                    ``(D) includes measurable goals and outcomes for the 
                State national service programs in the State consistent 
                with the performance levels for national service 
                programs as described in section 179(k);
                    ``(E) ensures outreach to diverse community-based 
                agencies that serve underrepresented populations, 
                through established networks and registries at the State 
                level, or through the development of such networks and 
                registries;
                    ``(F) provides for effective coordination of funding 
                applications submitted by the State and other 
                organizations within the State under the national 
                service laws;
                    ``(G) is updated annually, reflecting changes in 
                practices and policies that will improve the 
                coordination and effectiveness of Federal, State, and 
                local resources for service and volunteerism within the 
                State;
                    ``(H) ensures outreach to, and coordination with, 
                municipalities (including large cities) and county 
                governments regarding the national service laws; and
                    ``(I) contains such information as the State 
                Commission considers to be appropriate or as the 
                Corporation may require.''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``sections 117B 
                and 130'' and inserting ``section 130'';
            (6) by redesignating subsections (f) through (j) as 
        subsections (h) through (l), respectively; and
            (7) by inserting after subsection (e) the following:

    ``(f) Relief From Administrative Requirements.--Upon <<NOTE: Waiver 
authority.>>  approval of a State plan submitted under subsection 
(e)(1), the Chief Executive Officer may waive for the State, or specify 
alternatives for the State to, administrative requirements (other than 
statutory provisions) otherwise applicable to grants made to States 
under the national service laws, including those requirements identified 
by the State as impeding the coordination and effectiveness of Federal, 
State, and local resources for service and volunteerism within the 
State.

    ``(g) State Service Plan for Adults Age 55 or Older.--
            ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
        this section, to be eligible to receive a grant or allotment 
        under subtitle B or C or to receive a distribution of approved 
        national service positions under subtitle C, a State shall work 
        with appropriate State agencies and private entities to develop 
        a comprehensive State service plan for service by adults age 55 
        or older.
            ``(2) Matters included.--The State service plan shall 
        include--
                    ``(A) recommendations for policies to increase 
                service for adults age 55 or older, including how to 
                best use such adults as sources of social capital, and 
                how to utilize their skills and experience to address 
                community needs;

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                    ``(B) recommendations to the State agency (as 
                defined in section 102 of the Older Americans Act of 
                1965 (42 U.S.C. 3002)) on--
                          ``(i) a marketing outreach plan to businesses; 
                      and
                          ``(ii) outreach to--
                                    ``(I) nonprofit organizations;
                                    ``(II) the State educational agency;
                                    ``(III) institutions of higher 
                                education; and
                                    ``(IV) other State agencies;
                    ``(C) recommendations for civic engagement and 
                multigenerational activities, such as--
                          ``(i) early childhood education and care, 
                      family literacy, and after school programs;
                          ``(ii) respite services for adults age 55 or 
                      older and caregivers; and
                          ``(iii) transitions for older adults age 55 or 
                      older to purposeful work in their post-career 
                      lives; and
                    ``(D) recommendations for encouraging the 
                development of Encore service programs in the State.
            ``(3) Knowledge base.--The State service plan shall 
        incorporate the current knowledge base (as of the time of the 
        plan) regarding--
                    ``(A) the economic impact of the roles of workers 
                age 55 or older in the economy;
                    ``(B) the social impact of the roles of such workers 
                in the community; and
                    ``(C) the health and social benefits of active 
                engagement for adults age 55 or older.
            ``(4) Publication.--The <<NOTE: Public information.>>  State 
        service plan shall be made available to the public and be 
        transmitted to the Chief Executive Officer.''.
SEC. 1607. EVALUATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

    Section 179 (42 U.S.C. 12639) is amended--
            (1) by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

    ``(a) <<NOTE: Grants. Contracts.>>  In General.--The Corporation 
shall provide, directly or through grants or contracts, for the 
continuing evaluation of programs that receive assistance under the 
national service laws, including evaluations that measure the impact of 
such programs, to determine--
            ``(1) the effectiveness of programs receiving assistance 
        under the national service laws in achieving stated goals and 
        the costs associated with such programs, including an evaluation 
        of each such program's performance based on the performance 
        levels established under subsection (k); and
            ``(2) the effectiveness of the structure and mechanisms for 
        delivery of services, such as the effective utilization of the 
        participants' time, the management of the participants, and the 
        ease with which recipients were able to receive services, to 
        maximize the cost effectiveness and the impact of such 
        programs.'';
            (2) in subsection (g)--
                    (A) in paragraph (3), by striking ``National Senior 
                Volunteer Corps'' and inserting ``National Senior 
                Service Corps''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (9), by striking ``to public 
                service'' and all that follows through the period at the 
                end and

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                inserting ``to engage in service that benefits the 
                community.'';
            (3) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A) of subsection 
        (i)(2), by striking ``Congress'' and inserting ``the authorizing 
        committees''; and
            (4) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(j) Reserved Program Funds for Accountability.--Notwithstanding 
any other provision of law, in addition to amounts appropriated to carry 
out this section, the Corporation may reserve not more than 1 percent of 
the total funds appropriated for a fiscal year under section 501 of this 
Act and sections 501 and 502 of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 
1973 to support program accountability activities under this section.
    ``(k) Performance Levels.--The Corporation shall, in consultation 
with each recipient of assistance under the national service laws, 
establish performance levels for such recipient to meet during the term 
of the assistance. The performance levels may include, for each national 
service program carried out by the recipient, performance levels based 
on the following performance measures:
            ``(1) Number of participants enrolled in the program and 
        completing terms of service, as compared to the stated 
        participation and retention goals of the program.
            ``(2) Number of volunteers recruited from the community in 
        which the program was implemented.
            ``(3) If applicable based on the program design, the number 
        of individuals receiving or benefitting from the service 
        conducted.
            ``(4) Number of disadvantaged and underrepresented youth 
        participants.
            ``(5) Measures of the sustainability of the program and the 
        projects supported by the program, including measures to 
        ascertain the level of community support for the program or 
        projects.
            ``(6) Measures to ascertain the change in attitude toward 
        civic engagement among the participants and the beneficiaries of 
        the service.
            ``(7) Other quantitative and qualitative measures as 
        determined to be appropriate by the recipient of assistance and 
        the Corporation.

    ``(l) Corrective Action Plans.--
            ``(1) In general.--A recipient of assistance under the 
        national service laws that fails, as determined by the 
        Corporation, to meet or exceed the performance levels agreed 
        upon under subsection (k) for a national service program, shall 
        reach an agreement with the Corporation on a corrective action 
        plan to meet such performance levels.
            ``(2) Assistance.--
                    ``(A) New program.--For a program that has received 
                assistance under the national service laws for less than 
                3 years and for which the recipient is failing to meet 
                or exceed the performance levels agreed upon under 
                subsection (k), the Corporation shall--
                          ``(i) provide technical assistance to the 
                      recipient to address targeted performance problems 
                      relating to the performance levels for the 
                      program; and

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                          ``(ii) require the recipient to submit 
                      quarterly reports on the program's progress toward 
                      meeting the performance levels for the program to 
                      the--
                                    ``(I) appropriate State, territory, 
                                or Indian tribe; and
                                    ``(II) the Corporation.
                    ``(B) Established programs.--For a program that has 
                received assistance under the national service laws for 
                3 years or more and for which the recipient is failing 
                to meet or exceed the performance levels agreed upon 
                under subsection (k), the Corporation shall require the 
                recipient to submit quarterly reports on the program's 
                progress toward the performance levels for the program 
                to--
                          ``(i) the appropriate State, territory, or 
                      Indian tribe; and
                          ``(ii) the Corporation.

    ``(m) Failure To Meet Performance Levels.--If, after a period for 
correction as approved by the Corporation in accordance with subsection 
(l), a recipient of assistance under the national service laws fails to 
meet or exceed the performance levels for a national service program, 
the Corporation shall--
            ``(1) reduce the annual amount of the assistance received by 
        the underperforming recipient by at least 25 percent, for each 
        remaining year of the grant period for that program; or
            ``(2) terminate assistance to the underperforming recipient 
        for that program, in accordance with section 176(a).

    ``(n) Reports.--The Corporation shall submit to the authorizing 
committees not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of the 
Serve America Act, and annually thereafter, a report containing 
information on the number of--
            ``(1) recipients of assistance under the national service 
        laws implementing corrective action plans under subsection 
        (l)(1);
            ``(2) recipients for which the Corporation provides 
        technical assistance for a program under subsection 
        (l)(2)(A)(i);
            ``(3) recipients for which the Corporation terminates 
        assistance for a program under subsection (m);
            ``(4) entities whose application for assistance under a 
        national service law was rejected; and
            ``(5) recipients meeting or exceeding their performance 
        levels under subsection (k).''.
SEC. 1608. CIVIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT.

    (a) In General.--Subtitle F of title I (42 U.S.C. 12631 et seq.), as 
amended by this subtitle, is further amended by inserting after section 
179 the following:
``SEC. 179A. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12639a.>>  CIVIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND 
                          VOLUNTEERING RESEARCH AND EVALUATION.

    ``(a) Definition of Partnership.--In this section, the term 
`partnership' means the Corporation, acting in conjunction with 
(consistent with the terms of an agreement entered into between the 
Corporation and the National Conference) the National Conference on 
Citizenship referred to in section 150701 of title 36, United States 
Code, to carry out this section.
    ``(b) In General.--The partnership shall facilitate the 
establishment of a Civic Health Assessment by--

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            ``(1) after identifying public and private sources of civic 
        health data, selecting a set of civic health indicators, in 
        accordance with subsection (c), that shall comprise the Civic 
        Health Assessment;
            ``(2) obtaining civic health data relating to the Civic 
        Health Assessment, in accordance with subsection (d); and
            ``(3) conducting related analyses, and reporting the data 
        and analyses, as described in paragraphs (4) and (5) of 
        subsection (d) and subsections (e) and (f).

    ``(c) Selection of Indicators for Civic Health Assessment.--
            ``(1) Identifying sources.--The partnership shall select a 
        set of civic health indicators that shall comprise the Civic 
        Health Assessment. In making such selection, the partnership--
                    ``(A) shall identify public and private sources of 
                civic health data;
                    ``(B) shall explore collaborating with other similar 
                efforts to develop national indicators in the civic 
                health domain; and
                    ``(C) may sponsor a panel of experts, such as one 
                convened by the National Academy of Sciences, to 
                recommend civic health indicators and data sources for 
                the Civic Health Assessment.
            ``(2) Technical advice.--At the request of the partnership, 
        the Director of the Bureau of the Census and the Commissioner of 
        Labor Statistics shall provide technical advice to the 
        partnership on the selection of the indicators for the Civic 
        Health Assessment.
            ``(3) Updates.--The <<NOTE: Evaluations.>>  partnership 
        shall periodically evaluate and update the Civic Health 
        Assessment, and may expand or modify the indicators described in 
        subsection (d)(1) as necessary to carry out the purposes of this 
        section.

    ``(d) Data on the Indicators.--
            ``(1) Sponsored data collection.--In identifying the civic 
        health indicators for the Civic Health Assessment, and obtaining 
        data for the Assessment, the partnership may sponsor the 
        collection of data for the Assessment or for the various civic 
        health indicators being considered for inclusion in the 
        Assessment, including indicators related to--
                    ``(A) volunteering and community service;
                    ``(B) voting and other forms of political and civic 
                engagement;
                    ``(C) charitable giving;
                    ``(D) connecting to civic groups and faith-based 
                organizations;
                    ``(E) interest in employment, and careers, in public 
                service in the nonprofit sector or government;
                    ``(F) understanding and obtaining knowledge of 
                United States history and government; and
                    ``(G) social enterprise and innovation.
            ``(2) <<NOTE: Reports.>>  Data from statistical agencies.--
        The Director of the Bureau of the Census and the Commissioner of 
        Labor Statistics shall collect annually, to the extent 
        practicable, data to inform the Civic Health Assessment, and 
        shall report data from such collection to the partnership. In 
        determining the data to be collected, the Director and the 
        Commissioner shall

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        examine privacy issues, response rates, and other relevant 
        issues.
            ``(3) Sources of data.--To obtain data for the Civic Health 
        Assessment, the partnership shall consider--
                    ``(A) data collected through public and private 
                sources; and
                    ``(B) data collected by the Bureau of the Census, 
                through the Current Population Survey, or by the Bureau 
                of Labor Statistics, in accordance with paragraph (2).
            ``(4) Demographic characteristics.--The partnership shall 
        seek to obtain data for the Civic Health Assessment that will 
        permit the partnership to analyze the data by age group, race 
        and ethnicity, education level, and other demographic 
        characteristics of the individuals involved.
            ``(5) Other issues.--In obtaining data for the Civic Health 
        Assessment, the partnership may also obtain such information as 
        may be necessary to analyze--
                    ``(A) the role of Internet technology in 
                strengthening and inhibiting civic activities;
                    ``(B) the role of specific programs in strengthening 
                civic activities;
                    ``(C) the civic attitudes and activities of new 
                citizens and immigrants; and
                    ``(D) other areas related to civic activities.

    ``(e) Reporting of Data.--
            ``(1) In general.--The partnership shall, not less often 
        than once each year, prepare a report containing--
                    ``(A) detailed data obtained under subsection (d), 
                including data on the indicators comprising the Civic 
                Health Assessment; and
                    ``(B) the analyses described in paragraphs (4) and 
                (5) of subsection (d), to the extent practicable based 
                on the data the partnership is able to obtain.
            ``(2) Aggregation and presentation.--The partnership shall, 
        to the extent practicable, aggregate the data on the civic 
        health indicators comprising the Civic Health Assessment by 
        community, by State, and nationally. The report described in 
        paragraph (1) shall present the aggregated data in a form that 
        enables communities and States to assess their civic health, as 
        measured on each of the indicators comprising the Civic Health 
        Assessment, and compare those measures with comparable measures 
        of other communities and States.
            ``(3) Submission.--The <<NOTE: Public information. Web 
        posting.>>  partnership shall submit the report to the 
        authorizing committees, and make the report available to the 
        general public on the Corporation's website.

    ``(f) Public Input.--The partnership shall--
            ``(1) identify opportunities for public dialogue and input 
        on the Civic Health Assessment; and
            ``(2) hold conferences and forums to discuss the 
        implications of the data and analyses reported under subsection 
        (e).

    ``(g) Volunteering Research and Evaluation.--
            ``(1) Research.--The partnership shall provide for baseline 
        research and tracking of domestic and international 
        volunteering, and baseline research and tracking related to 
        relevant data on the indicators described in subsection (d). In 
        providing

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        for the research and tracking under this subsection, the 
        partnership shall consider data from the Supplements to the 
        Current Populations Surveys conducted by the Bureau of the 
        Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and data from other 
        public and private sources, including other data collected by 
        the Bureau of the Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
            ``(2) Impact research and evaluation.--The partnership shall 
        sponsor an independent evaluation of the impact of domestic and 
        international volunteering, including an assessment of best 
        practices for such volunteering, and methods of improving such 
        volunteering through enhanced collaboration among--
                    ``(A) entities that recruit, manage, support, and 
                utilize volunteers;
                    ``(B) institutions of higher education; and
                    ``(C) research institutions.

    ``(h) Database Prohibition.--Nothing in this Act shall be construed 
to authorize the development, implementation, or maintenance of a 
Federal database of personally identifiable information on individuals 
participating in data collection for sources of information under this 
section.''.
SEC. 1609. CONTINGENT EXTENSION.

    Section 181 (42 U.S.C. 12641) is amended by striking ``Section 414'' 
and inserting ``Section 422''.
SEC. 1610. PARTNERSHIPS WITH SCHOOLS.

    Section 182(b) (42 U.S.C. 12642(b)) is amended to read as follows:
    ``(b) Report.--
            ``(1) Federal agency submission.--The head of each Federal 
        agency and department shall prepare and submit to the 
        Corporation a report concerning the implementation of this 
        section, including an evaluation of the agency or department's 
        performance on performance goals and benchmarks for each 
        partnership program of the agency or department.
            ``(2) Report to congress.--The Corporation shall prepare and 
        submit to the authorizing committees a compilation of the 
        information received under paragraph (1).''.
SEC. 1611. RIGHTS OF ACCESS, EXAMINATION, AND COPYING.

    Section 183 (42 U.S.C. 12643) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                striking ``The'' and inserting ``Consistent with 
                otherwise applicable law, the''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``territory,'' 
                after ``local government,'';
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                striking ``The'' and inserting ``Consistent with 
                otherwise applicable law, the''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``territory'' 
                after ``local government,''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(c) Inspector General.--Consistent with otherwise applicable law, 
the Inspector General of the Corporation shall have access

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to, and the right to examine and copy, any books, documents, papers, 
records, and other recorded information in any form--
            ``(1) within the possession or control of the Corporation or 
        any State or local government, territory, Indian tribe, or 
        public or private nonprofit organization receiving assistance 
        directly or indirectly under the national service laws; and
            ``(2) that relates to--
                    ``(A) such assistance; and
                    ``(B) the duties of the Inspector General under the 
                Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.).''.
SEC. 1612. ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.

    Subtitle F of title I (42 U.S.C. 12631 et seq.) is amended by adding 
at the end the following:
``SEC. 185. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12644b.>>  CONSOLIDATED APPLICATION AND 
                        REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

    ``(a) In General.--To promote efficiency and eliminate duplicative 
requirements, the Corporation shall consolidate or modify application 
procedures and reporting requirements for programs, projects, and 
activities funded under the national service laws.
    ``(b) Report to Congress.--Not later than 18 months after the 
effective date of the Serve America Act, the Corporation shall submit to 
the authorizing committees a report containing information on the 
actions taken to consolidate or modify the application procedures and 
reporting requirements for programs, projects, and activities funded 
under the national service laws, including a description of the 
procedures for consultation with recipients of the funding.
``SEC. 186. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12645.>>  SUSTAINABILITY.

    ``The Corporation, after consultation with State Commissions and 
recipients of assistance, may set sustainability goals for projects or 
programs under the national service laws, so that recipients of 
assistance under the national service laws are carrying out sustainable 
projects or programs. Such sustainability goals shall be in writing and 
shall be used--
            ``(1) to build the capacity of the projects or programs that 
        receive assistance under the national service laws to meet 
        community needs;
            ``(2) in providing technical assistance to recipients of 
        assistance under the national service laws regarding acquiring 
        and leveraging non-Federal funds for support of the projects or 
        programs that receive such assistance; and
            ``(3) to determine whether the projects or programs, 
        receiving such assistance, are generating sufficient community 
        support.
``SEC. 187. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12645a.>>  GRANT PERIODS.

    ``Unless otherwise specifically provided, the Corporation has 
authority to award a grant or contract, or enter into a cooperative 
agreement, under the national service laws for a period of 3 years.
``SEC. 188. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12645b.>>  GENERATION OF VOLUNTEERS.

    ``In making decisions on applications for assistance or approved 
national service positions under the national service laws, the 
Corporation shall take into consideration the extent to which the 
applicant's proposal will increase the involvement of volunteers

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in meeting community needs. In reviewing the application for this 
purpose, the Corporation may take into account the mission of the 
applicant.
``SEC. 189. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12645c.>>  LIMITATION ON PROGRAM GRANT 
                        COSTS.

    ``(a) Limitation on Grant Amounts.--Except as otherwise provided by 
this section, the amount of funds approved by the Corporation for a 
grant to operate a program authorized under the national service laws, 
for supporting individuals serving in approved national service 
positions, may not exceed $18,000 per full-time equivalent position.
    ``(b) Costs Subject to Limitation.--The <<NOTE: Applicability.>>  
limitation under subsection (a), and the increased limitation under 
subsection (e)(1), shall apply to the Corporation's share of the member 
support costs, staff costs, and other costs to operate a program 
authorized under the national service laws incurred, by the recipient of 
the grant.

    ``(c) Costs Not Subject to Limitation.--The limitation under 
subsection (a), and the increased limitation under subsection (e)(1), 
shall not apply to expenses under a grant authorized under the national 
service laws to operate a program that are not included in the grant 
award for operating the program.
    ``(d) Adjustments for Inflation.--The <<NOTE: Publication.>>  
amounts specified in subsections (a) and (e)(1) shall be adjusted each 
year after 2008 for inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index 
for All Urban Consumers published by the Secretary of Labor.

    ``(e) Waiver Authority and Reporting Requirement.--
            ``(1) Waiver.--The Chief Executive Officer may increase the 
        limitation under subsection (a) to not more than $19,500 per 
        full-time equivalent position if necessary to meet the 
        compelling needs of a particular program, such as--
                    ``(A) exceptional training needs for a program 
                serving disadvantaged youth;
                    ``(B) the need to pay for increased costs relating 
                to the participation of individuals with disabilities;
                    ``(C) the needs of tribal programs or programs 
                located in the territories; and
                    ``(D) the need to pay for start-up costs associated 
                with a first-time recipient of assistance under a 
                program of the national service laws.
            ``(2) Reports.--The Chief Executive Officer shall report to 
        the authorizing committees annually on all limitations increased 
        under this subsection, with an explanation of the compelling 
        needs justifying such increases.
``SEC. 189A. MATCHING <<NOTE: 42 USC 12645d.>>  FUNDS FOR SEVERELY 
                          ECONOMICALLY DISTRESSED COMMUNITIES.

    ``(a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a 
severely economically distressed community that receives assistance from 
the Corporation for any program under the national service laws shall 
not be subject to any requirements to provide matching funds for any 
such program, and the Federal share of such assistance for such a 
community may be 100 percent.
    ``(b) Severely Economically Distressed <<NOTE: Definition.>>  
Community.--For the purposes of this section, the term `severely 
economically distressed community' means--
            ``(1) an area that has a mortgage foreclosure rate, home 
        price decline, and unemployment rate all of which are above

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        the national average for such rates or level, for the most 
        recent 12 months for which satisfactory data are available; or
            ``(2) a residential area that lacks basic living 
        necessities, such as water and sewer systems, electricity, paved 
        roads, and safe, sanitary housing.
``SEC. 189B. AUDITS <<NOTE: 42 USC 12645e.>>  AND REPORTS.

    ``The Corporation shall comply with applicable audit and reporting 
requirements as provided in the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 (31 
U.S.C. 901 note; Public Law 101-576) and chapter 91 of title 31, United 
States Code (commonly known as the `Government Corporation Control 
Act'). The Corporation shall report to the authorizing committees any 
failure to comply with such requirements.
``SEC. 189C. RESTRICTIONS <<NOTE: 42 USC 12645f.>>  ON FEDERAL 
                          GOVERNMENT AND USE OF FEDERAL FUNDS.

    ``(a) General Prohibition.--Nothing in the national service laws 
shall be construed to authorize an officer or employee of the Federal 
Government to mandate, direct, or control a State, local educational 
agency, or school's curriculum, program of instruction, or allocation of 
State or local resources, or mandate a State or any subdivision thereof 
to spend any funds or incur any costs not paid for under this Act.
    ``(b) Prohibition on Endorsement of Curriculum.--Notwithstanding any 
other prohibition of Federal law, no funds provided to the Corporation 
under this Act may be used by the Corporation to endorse, approve, or 
sanction any curriculum designed to be used in an elementary school or 
secondary school.
    ``(c) Prohibition on Requiring Federal Approval or Certification 
Standards.--Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal law, not 
State shall be required to have academic content or student academic 
achievement standards approved or certified by the Federal Government, 
in order to receive assistance under this Act.
``SEC. 189D. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12645g.>>  CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS.

    ``(a) In General.--Each entity selecting individuals to serve in a 
position in which the individuals receive a living allowance, stipend, 
national service educational award, or salary through a program 
receiving assistance under the national service laws, shall, subject to 
regulations and requirements established by the Corporation, conduct 
criminal history checks for such individuals.
    ``(b) Requirements.--A criminal history check under subsection (a) 
shall, except in cases approved for good cause by the Corporation, 
include--
            ``(1) a name-based search of the National Sex Offender 
        Registry established under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and 
        Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16901 et seq.); and
            ``(2)(A) a search of the State criminal registry or 
        repository in the State in which the program is operating and 
        the State in which the individual resides at the time of 
        application; or
            ``(B) submitting fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of 
        Investigation for a national criminal history background check.

    ``(c) Eligibility Prohibition.--An individual shall be ineligible to 
serve in a position described under subsection (a) if such individual--

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            ``(1) refuses to consent to the criminal history check 
        described in subsection (b);
            ``(2) makes a false statement in connection with such 
        criminal history check;
            ``(3) is registered, or is required to be registered, on a 
        State sex offender registry or the National Sex Offender 
        Registry established under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and 
        Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16901 et seq.); or
            ``(4) has been convicted of murder, as described in section 
        1111 of title 18, United States Code.''.
SEC. 1613. AVAILABILITY OF ASSISTANCE.

    (a) Amendment.--Subtitle F of title I is further amended by 
inserting after section 184 the following:
``SEC. 184A. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12644a.>>  AVAILABILITY OF ASSISTANCE.

    ``A reference in subtitle C, D, E, or H of title I regarding an 
entity eligible to receive direct or indirect assistance to carry out a 
national service program shall include a non-profit organization 
promoting competitive and non-competitive sporting events involving 
individuals with disabilities (including the Special Olympics), which 
enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.''.
SEC. 1614. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12645g.>>  CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS FOR 
                          INDIVIDUALS WORKING WITH VULNERABLE 
                          POPULATIONS.

    (a) Amendment.--Section 189D, as added by section 1612, is further 
amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(d) Special Rule for Individuals Working With Vulnerable 
Populations.--
            ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding <<NOTE: Effective 
        date.>>  subsection (b), on and after the date that is 2 years 
        after the date of enactment of the Serve America Act, a criminal 
        history check under subsection (a) for each individual described 
        in paragraph (2) shall, except for an entity described in 
        paragraph (3), include--
                    ``(A) a name-based search of the National Sex 
                Offender Registry established under the Adam Walsh Child 
                Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C. 16901 et 
                seq.);
                    ``(B) a search of the State criminal registry or 
                repository in the State in which the program is 
                operating and the State in which the individual resides 
                at the time of application; and
                    ``(C) submitting fingerprints to the Federal Bureau 
                of Investigation for a national criminal history 
                background check.
            ``(2) Individuals with access to vulnerable populations.--An 
        individual described in this paragraph is an individual age 18 
        or older who--
                    ``(A) serves in a position in which the individual 
                receives a living allowance, stipend, national service 
                educational award, or salary through a program receiving 
                assistance under the national service laws; and
                    ``(B) as a result of such individual's service in 
                such position, has or will have access, on a recurring 
                basis, to--
                          ``(i) children age 17 years or younger;
                          ``(ii) individuals age 60 years or older; or
                          ``(iii) individuals with disabilities.

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            ``(3) Exceptions.--The provisions of this subsection shall 
        not apply to an entity--
                    ``(A) where the service provided by individuals 
                serving with the entity to a vulnerable population 
                described in paragraph (2)(B) is episodic in nature or 
                for a 1-day period;
                    ``(B) where the cost to the entity of complying with 
                this subsection is prohibitive;
                    ``(C) where the entity is not authorized, or is 
                otherwise unable, under State law, to access the 
                national criminal history background check system of the 
                Federal Bureau of Investigation;
                    ``(D) where the entity is not authorized, or is 
                otherwise unable, under Federal law, to access the 
                national criminal history background check system of the 
                Federal Bureau of Investigation; or
                    ``(E) to which the Corporation otherwise provides an 
                exemption from this subsection for good cause.''.

    (b) Feasibility Study for a System of Criminal History Checks for 
Employees and Volunteers.--
            (1) Feasibility study on efficiency and effectiveness 
        regarding criminal history check.--The Attorney General of the 
        United States shall conduct a study that shall examine, to the 
        extent discernible and as of the date of the study, the 
        following:
                    (A) The state of criminal history checks (including 
                the use of fingerprint collection) at the State and 
                local level, including--
                          (i) the available infrastructure for 
                      conducting criminal history checks;
                          (ii) the State system capacities to conduct 
                      such criminal history checks; and
                          (iii) the time required for each State to 
                      process an individual's fingerprints for a 
                      national criminal history background check through 
                      the Federal Bureau of Investigation, from the time 
                      of fingerprint collection to the submission to the 
                      Federal Bureau of Investigation.
                    (B) The likelihood that each State would participate 
                in a nationwide system of criminal history checks to 
                provide information regarding participants to entities 
                receiving assistance under the national service laws.
                    (C) The number of participants that would require a 
                fingerprint-based national criminal history background 
                check under the national service laws.
                    (D) The impact of the national service laws on the 
                Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System 
                of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in terms of 
                capacity and impact on other users of the system, 
                including the effect on the work practices and staffing 
                levels of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
                    (E) The fees charged by the Federal Bureau of 
                Investigation, States, local agencies, and private 
                companies to collect and process fingerprints and 
                conduct criminal history checks.
                    (F) The existence of model or best practice programs 
                regarding conducting criminal history checks that could 
                easily be expanded and duplicated in other States.

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                    (G) The extent to which private companies are 
                currently performing criminal history checks, and the 
                possibility of using private companies in the future to 
                perform any of the criminal history check process, 
                including the collection and transmission of 
                fingerprints and fitness determinations.
                    (H) The cost of development and operation of the 
                technology and the infrastructure necessary to establish 
                a nationwide fingerprint-based and other criminal 
                background check system.
                    (I) The extent of State participation in the 
                procedures for background checks under the National 
                Child Protection Act of 1993 (42 U.S.C. 5119 et seq.).
                    (J) The extent to which States provide access to 
                nationwide criminal history checks to organizations that 
                serve children.
                    (K) The extent to which States permit volunteers and 
                other individuals to appeal adverse fitness 
                determinations, and whether similar procedures are 
                required at the Federal level.
                    (L) Any privacy concerns that may arise from 
                nationwide criminal background checks for participants.
                    (M) Any other information determined relevant by the 
                Attorney General.
            (2) Interim report.--Based on the findings of the study 
        under paragraph (1), the Attorney General shall, not later than 
        6 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, submit to 
        the appropriate committees of Congress an interim report, which 
        may include recommendations regarding criminal history checks 
        for individuals that seek to volunteer with organizations that 
        work with children, the elderly, or individuals with 
        disabilities.
            (3) Final report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall submit to the 
        Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Health, 
        Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate and to the 
        Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Education and 
        Labor of the House of Representatives, a final report including 
        recommendations regarding criminal history checks for 
        participants under the national service laws, which may 
        include--
                    (A) a proposal for grants to States to develop or 
                improve programs to collect fingerprints and perform 
                criminal history checks for individuals that seek to 
                volunteer with organizations that work with children, 
                the elderly, or individuals with disabilities; and
                    (B) recommendations for amendments to the National 
                Child Protection Act of 1993 and the Volunteers for 
                Children Act so that entities receiving assistance under 
                the national service laws can promptly and affordably 
                conduct nationwide criminal history background checks on 
                their employees and volunteers.
            (4) Definitions.--In this subsection, the terms 
        ``authorizing committees'', ``participants'', and ``national 
        service laws'' have the meanings given such terms in section 101 
        of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 
        12511).

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    (c) Effective Date.--Notwithstanding section 6101, subsection (b) 
shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act.

   Subtitle G--Amendments to Subtitle G (Corporation for National and 
                           Community Service)

SEC. 1701. TERMS OF OFFICE.

    Section 192 (42 U.S.C. 12651a) is amended--
            (1) by striking subsection (c) and inserting the following:

    ``(c) Terms.--Subject to subsection (e), each appointed member shall 
serve for a term of 5 years.''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(e) Service Until Appointment of Successor.--A voting member of 
the Board whose term has expired may continue to serve on the Board 
until the date on which the member's successor takes office, which 
period shall not exceed 1 year.''.
SEC. 1702. BOARD OF DIRECTORS AUTHORITIES AND DUTIES.

    Section 192A(g) (42 U.S.C. 12651b(g)) is amended--
            (1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking 
        ``shall--'' and inserting ``shall have responsibility for 
        setting overall policy for the Corporation and shall--'';
            (2) in paragraph (1), by inserting before the semicolon at 
        the end the following: ``, and review the budget proposal in 
        advance of submission to the Office of Management and Budget'';
            (3) in paragraph (5)--
                    (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``and'' at the 
                end;
                    (B) in subparagraph (B), by inserting ``and'' after 
                the semicolon; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(C) review the performance of the Chief Executive Officer 
        annually and forward a report on that review to the 
        President;'';
            (4) in paragraph (8), by striking ``the Congress'' each 
        place it appears and inserting ``the authorizing committees'';
            (5) by striking paragraph (10) and inserting the following:
            ``(10) notwithstanding any other provision of law--
                    ``(A) make grants to or contracts with Federal and 
                other public departments or agencies, and private 
                nonprofit organizations, for the assignment or referral 
                of volunteers under the provisions of title I of the 
                Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 4950 
                et seq.) (except as provided in section 108 of such 
                Act), which may provide that the agency or organization 
                shall pay all or a part of the costs of the program; and
                    ``(B) enter into agreements with other Federal 
                agencies or private nonprofit organizations for the 
                support of programs under the national service laws, 
                which--
                          ``(i) may provide that the agency or 
                      organization shall pay all or a part of the costs 
                      of the program, except as is provided in section 
                      121(b); and
                          ``(ii) shall provide that the program 
                      (including any program operated by another Federal 
                      agency) will comply with all requirements related 
                      to evaluation,

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                      performance, and other goals applicable to similar 
                      programs under the national service laws, as 
                      determined by the Corporation,''; and
            (6) in paragraph (11)--
                    (A) by striking ``Congress'' each place it appears 
                and inserting ``authorizing committees'';
                    (B) by striking ``section 193A(b)(10)'' and 
                inserting ``section 193A(b)(11)''; and
                    (C) by striking ``September 30, 1995'' and inserting 
                ``January 1, 2012''.
SEC. 1703. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER COMPENSATION.

    Section 193(b) (42 U.S.C. 12651c(b)) is amended by striking the 
period and inserting ``, plus 3 percent.''.
SEC. 1704. AUTHORITIES AND DUTIES OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER.

    Section 193A (42 U.S.C. 12651d) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                striking ``shall--'' and inserting ``, in collaboration 
                with the State Commissions, shall--'';
                    (B) in paragraph (1), by inserting after ``a 
                strategic plan'' the following: ``, including a plan for 
                having 50 percent of all approved national service 
                positions be full-time positions by 2012,'';
                    (C) in paragraph (2)(B), by inserting ``, approved 
                summer of service positions, and approved silver scholar 
                positions'' after ``approved national service 
                positions'';
                    (D) by redesignating paragraphs (7) through (11) as 
                paragraphs (8) through (12), respectively;
                    (E) by inserting after paragraph (6) the following:
            ``(7) prepare and submit to the authorizing committees and 
        the Board an annual report on actions taken to achieve the goal 
        of having 50 percent of all approved national service positions 
        be full-time positions by 2012 as described in paragraph (1), 
        including an assessment of the progress made toward achieving 
        that goal and the actions to be taken in the coming year toward 
        achieving that goal;'';
                    (F) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A) of 
                paragraph (10) (as so redesignated), by striking 
                ``appropriate committees of Congress'' and inserting 
                ``authorizing committees'';
                    (G) in paragraph (11) (as so redesignated)--
                          (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), 
                      by striking ``by June 30, 1995,'' and inserting 
                      ``periodically,'';
                          (ii) in subparagraph (A)(i)--
                                    (I) by striking ``described in 
                                section 122(c)(1)''; and
                                    (II) by striking ``national 
                                priorities designed to meet the'' and 
                                inserting ``national priorities, as 
                                described in section 122(f)(1), designed 
                                to meet''; and
                          (iii) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``and'' 
                      after a semicolon;
                    (H) in paragraph (12) (as so redesignated), by 
                striking the period at the end and inserting a 
                semicolon; and

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                    (I) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(13) bolster the public awareness of and recruitment 
        efforts for the wide range of service opportunities for citizens 
        of all ages, regardless of socioeconomic status or geographic 
        location, through a variety of methods, including--
                    ``(A) print media;
                    ``(B) the Internet and related emerging 
                technologies;
                    ``(C) television;
                    ``(D) radio;
                    ``(E) presentations at public or private forums;
                    ``(F) other innovative methods of communication; and
                    ``(G) outreach to offices of economic development, 
                State employment security agencies, labor organizations 
                and trade associations, local educational agencies, 
                institutions of higher education, agencies and 
                organizations serving veterans and individuals with 
                disabilities, and other institutions or organizations 
                from which participants for programs receiving 
                assistance from the national service laws can be 
                recruited;
            ``(14) identify and implement methods of recruitment to--
                    ``(A) increase the diversity of participants in the 
                programs receiving assistance under the national service 
                laws; and
                    ``(B) increase the diversity of service sponsors of 
                programs desiring to receive assistance under the 
                national service laws;
            ``(15) coordinate with organizations of former participants 
        of national service programs for service opportunities that may 
        include capacity building, outreach, and recruitment for 
        programs receiving assistance under the national service laws;
            ``(16) collaborate with organizations with demonstrated 
        expertise in supporting and accommodating individuals with 
        disabilities, including institutions of higher education, to 
        identify and implement methods of recruitment to increase the 
        number of participants who are individuals with disabilities in 
        the programs receiving assistance under the national service 
        laws;
            ``(17) identify and implement recruitment strategies and 
        training programs for bilingual volunteers in the National 
        Senior Service Corps under title II of the Domestic Volunteer 
        Service Act of 1973;
            ``(18) collaborate with organizations that have established 
        volunteer recruitment programs to increase the recruitment 
        capacity of the Corporation;
            ``(19) where practicable, provide application materials in 
        languages other than English for individuals with limited 
        English proficiency who wish to participate in a national 
        service program;
            ``(20) collaborate with the training and technical 
        assistance programs described in subtitle J with respect to the 
        activities described in section 199N(b));
            ``(21) coordinate the clearinghouses described in section 
        198O;
            ``(22) coordinate with entities receiving funds under 
        subtitle C in establishing the National Service Reserve Corps 
        under section 198H, through which alumni of the national service

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        programs and veterans can serve in disasters and emergencies (as 
        such terms are defined in section 198H(a));
            ``(23) identify and implement strategies to increase 
        awareness among Indian tribes of the types and availability of 
        assistance under the national service laws, increase Native 
        American participation in programs under the national service 
        laws, collect information on challenges facing Native American 
        communities, and designate a Strategic Advisor for Native 
        American Affairs to be responsible for the execution of those 
        activities under the national service laws;
            ``(24) conduct outreach to ensure the inclusion of 
        economically disadvantaged individuals in national service 
        programs and activities authorized under the national service 
        laws; and
            ``(25) ensure that outreach, awareness, and recruitment 
        efforts are consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act 
        of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.) and section 504 of the 
        Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794).'';
            (2) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in paragraph (9)--
                          (i) by striking ``Congress'' each place the 
                      term occurs and inserting ``the authorizing 
                      committees''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``and'' at the end;
                    (B) by redesignating paragraph (10) as paragraph 
                (11); and
                    (C) by inserting after paragraph (9) the following:
            ``(10) obtain the opinions of peer reviewers in evaluating 
        applications to the Corporation for assistance under this title; 
        and'';
            (3) in subsection (f)(2)(B), by striking ``date specified in 
        subsection (b)(10)'' and inserting ``the first date that a 
        report is submitted under subsection (b)(11) after the effective 
        date of the Serve America Act''; and
            (4) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(h) Authority To Contract With Businesses.--The Chief Executive 
Officer may, through contracts or cooperative agreements, carry out the 
marketing duties described in subsection (b)(13), with priority given to 
those entities that have established expertise in the recruitment of 
disadvantaged youth, members of Indian tribes, and older adults.
    ``(i) Campaign To Solicit Funds.--The Chief Executive Officer may 
conduct a campaign to solicit funds to conduct outreach and recruitment 
campaigns to recruit a diverse population of service sponsors of, and 
participants in, programs and projects receiving assistance under the 
national service laws.''.
SEC. 1705. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER STATUS.

    Section 194(c) (42 U.S.C. 12651e(c)) is amended--
            (1) by striking paragraphs (1) and (2) and inserting the 
        following:
            ``(1) In general.--There <<NOTE: Appointment.>>  shall be in 
        the Corporation a Chief Financial Officer, who shall be 
        appointed by the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to subsections 
        (a) and (b) of section 195.''; and
            (2) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2).
SEC. 1706. NONVOTING MEMBERS; PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACTS.

    Section 195 (42 U.S.C. 12651f) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (c)--

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                    (A) in paragraph (2)(B), by inserting after 
                ``subdivision of a State,'' the following: 
                ``territory,''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (3)--
                          (i) in the heading, by striking ``Member'' and 
                      inserting ``Nonvoting member''; and
                          (ii) by inserting ``nonvoting'' before 
                      ``member''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

    ``(g) Personal Services Contracts.--The Corporation may enter into 
personal services contracts to carry out research, evaluation, and 
public awareness related to the national service laws.''.
SEC. 1707. DONATED SERVICES.

    Section 196(a) (42 U.S.C. 12651g(a)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1)--
                    (A) by striking subparagraph (A) and inserting the 
                following:
                    ``(A) Organizations and individuals.--
                Notwithstanding section 1342 of title 31, United States 
                Code, the Corporation may solicit and accept the 
                services of organizations and individuals (other than 
                participants) to assist the Corporation in carrying out 
                the duties of the Corporation under the national service 
                laws, and may provide to such individuals the travel 
                expenses described in section 192A(d).'';
                    (B) in subparagraph (B)--
                          (i) in the matter preceding clause (i), by 
                      striking ``Such a volunteer'' and inserting ``A 
                      person who provides assistance, either 
                      individually or as a member of an organization, in 
                      accordance with subparagraph (A)'';
                          (ii) in clause (i), by striking ``a volunteer 
                      under this subtitle'' and inserting ``such a 
                      person'';
                          (iii) in clause (ii), by striking ``volunteers 
                      under this subtitle'' and inserting ``such 
                      persons''; and
                          (iv) in clause (iii), by striking ``such a 
                      volunteer'' and inserting ``such a person''; and
                    (C) in subparagraph (C)(i), by striking ``Such a 
                volunteer'' and inserting ``Such a person''; and
            (2) by striking paragraph (3).
SEC. 1708. ASSIGNMENT TO STATE COMMISSIONS.

    Subtitle G of title I (42 U.S.C. 12651 et seq.) is further amended 
by adding at the end the following:
``SEC. 196B. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12651j.>>  ASSIGNMENT TO STATE 
                          COMMISSIONS.

    ``(a) Assignment.--In accordance with section 193A(c)(1), the Chief 
Executive Officer may assign to State Commissions specific programmatic 
functions upon a determination that such an assignment will increase 
efficiency in the operation or oversight of a program under the national 
service laws. In <<NOTE: Consultation.>>  carrying out this section, and 
before executing any assignment of authority, the Corporation shall seek 
input from and consult Corporation employees, State Commissions, State 
educational agencies, and other interested stakeholders.

    ``(b) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the effective date of 
the Serve America Act, the Corporation shall submit a report to the 
authorizing committees describing the consultation process described in 
subsection (a), including the stakeholders consulted,

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the recommendation of stakeholders, and any actions taken by the 
Corporation under this section.''.
SEC. 1709. STUDY OF INVOLVEMENT OF VETERANS.

    Subtitle G of title I (42 U.S.C. 12651 et seq.) is further amended 
by adding at the end the following:
``SEC. 196C. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12651k.>>  STUDY OF INVOLVEMENT OF 
                          VETERANS.

    ``(a) Study and Report.--The Corporation shall conduct a study and 
submit a report to the authorizing committees, not later than 3 years 
after the effective date of the Serve America Act, on--
            ``(1) the number of veterans serving in national service 
        programs historically by year;
            ``(2) strategies being undertaken to identify the specific 
        areas of need of veterans, including any goals set by the 
        Corporation for veterans participating in the service programs;
            ``(3) the impact of the strategies described in paragraph 
        (2) and the Veterans Corps on enabling greater participation by 
        veterans in the national service programs carried out under the 
        national service laws;
            ``(4) how existing programs and activities carried out under 
        the national service laws could be improved to serve veterans, 
        veterans service organizations, families of active-duty 
        military, including gaps in services to veterans;
            ``(5) the extent to which existing programs and activities 
        carried out under the national service laws are coordinated and 
        recommendations to improve such coordination including the 
        methods for ensuring the efficient financial organization of 
        services directed towards veterans; and
            ``(6) how to improve utilization of veterans as resources 
        and volunteers.

    ``(b) Consultation.--In conducting the studies and preparing the 
reports required under this subsection, the Corporation shall consult 
with veterans' service organizations, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 
State veterans agencies, the Secretary of Defense, as appropriate, and 
other individuals and entities the Corporation considers appropriate.''.
SEC. 1710. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12651 note.>>  STUDY TO EXAMINE AND 
                          INCREASE SERVICE PROGRAMS FOR DISPLACED 
                          WORKERS IN SERVICES CORPS AND COMMUNITY 
                          SERVICE AND TO DEVELOP PILOT PROGRAM 
                          PLANNING STUDY.

    (a) Planning Study.--The Corporation shall conduct a study to 
identify--
            (1) specific areas of need for displaced workers;
            (2) how existing programs and activities (as of the time of 
        the study) carried out under the national service laws could 
        better serve displaced workers and communities that have been 
        adversely affected by plant closings and job losses;
            (3) prospects for better utilization of displaced workers as 
        resources and volunteers; and
            (4) methods for ensuring the efficient financial 
        organization of services directed towards displaced workers.

    (b) Consultation.--The study shall be carried out in consultation 
with the Secretary of Labor, State labor agencies, and other individuals 
and entities the Corporation considers appropriate.

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    (c) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the effective date of this 
Act, the Corporation shall submit to the authorizing committees a report 
on the results of the planning study required by subsection (a), 
together with a plan for implementation of a pilot program using 
promising strategies and approaches for better targeting and serving 
displaced workers.
    (d) Pilot Program.--From amounts made available to carry out this 
section, the Corporation shall develop and carry out a pilot program 
based on the findings and plan in the report submitted under subsection 
(c).
    (e) Definitions.--In this section, the terms ``Corporation'', 
``authorizing committees'', and ``national service laws'' have the 
meanings given the terms in section 101 of the National and Community 
Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12511).
    (f) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section such sums as may be necessary for 
each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014.
SEC. 1711. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12602 note.>>  STUDY TO EVALUATE THE 
                          EFFECTIVENESS OF AGENCY COORDINATION.

    (a) Study.--In order to reduce administrative burdens and lower 
costs for national service programs carried out under the national 
service laws, the Corporation shall conduct a study to determine the 
feasibility and effectiveness of implementing a data matching system 
under which the statements of an individual declaring that such 
individual is in compliance with the requirements of section 146(a)(3) 
of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 
12602(a)(3)) shall be verified by the Corporation by comparing 
information provided by the individual with information relevant to such 
a declaration in the possession of other Federal agencies. Such study 
shall--
            (1) review the feasibility of--
                    (A) expanding, and participating in, the data 
                matching conducted by the Department of Education with 
                the Social Security Administration and the Department of 
                Homeland Security, pursuant to section 484(g) of the 
                Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1091(g)); or
                    (B) establishing a comparable system of data 
                matching with the Social Security Administration and the 
                Department of Homeland Security; and
            (2) identify--
                    (A) the costs, for both the Corporation and the 
                other Federal agencies identified in paragraph (1), 
                associated with expanding or establishing such a system 
                of data matching;
                    (B) the benefits or detriments of such an expanded 
                or comparable system both for the Corporation and for 
                the other Federal agencies so identified;
                    (C) strategies for ensuring the privacy and security 
                of participant information that is shared between 
                Federal agencies and organizations receiving assistance 
                under the national service laws;
                    (D) the information that needs to be shared in order 
                to fulfill the eligibility requirements of section 
                146(a)(3) of the National and Community Service Act of 
                1990 (42 U.S.C. 12602(a)(3));

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                    (E) an alternative system through which an 
                individual's compliance with section 146(a)(3) of such 
                Act may be verified, should such an expanded or 
                comparable system fail to verify the individual's 
                declaration of compliance; and
                    (F) recommendations for implementation of such an 
                expanded or comparable system.

    (b) Consultation.--The Corporation shall carry out the study in 
consultation with the Secretary of Education, the Commissioner of the 
Social Security Administration, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and 
other Federal agencies, entities, and individuals that the Corporation 
considers appropriate.
    (c) Report.--Not later than 9 months after the effective date of 
this Act, the Corporation shall submit to the authorizing committees a 
report on the results of the study required by subsection (a) and a plan 
for implementation of a pilot data matching program using promising 
strategies and approaches identified in such study, if the Corporation 
determines such program to be feasible.
    (d) Pilot Program.--From amounts made available to carry out this 
section, the Corporation may develop and carry out a pilot data matching 
program based on the report submitted under subsection (c).
    (e) Definitions.--In this section, the terms ``Corporation'', 
``authorizing committees'', and ``national service laws'' have the 
meanings given the terms in section 101 of the National and Community 
Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12511).
SEC. 1712. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12513.>>  STUDY OF PROGRAM 
                          EFFECTIVENESS.

    (a) In General.--Not <<NOTE: Deadline. Performance measures.>>  
later than 12 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
Comptroller General of the United States shall develop performance 
measures for each program receiving Federal assistance under the 
national service laws.

    (b) Contents.--The performance measures developed under subsection 
(a) shall--
            (1) to the maximum extent practicable draw on research-
        based, quantitative data;
            (2) take into account program purpose and program design;
            (3) include criteria to evaluate the cost effectiveness of 
        programs receiving assistance under the national service laws;
            (4) include criteria to evaluate the administration and 
        management of programs receiving Federal assistance under the 
        national service laws; and
            (5) include criteria to evaluate oversight and 
        accountability of recipients of assistance through such programs 
        under the national service laws.

    (c) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the development of the 
performance measures under subsection (a), and every 5 years thereafter, 
the Comptroller General of the United States shall prepare and submit to 
the authorizing committees and the Corporation's Board of Directors a 
report containing an assessment of each such program with respect to the 
performance measures developed under subsection (a).
    (d) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) In general.--The terms ``authorizing committees'', 
        ``Corporation'', and ``national service laws'' have the meanings 
        given the terms in section 101 of the National and Community 
        Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12511).

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            (2) Program.--The term ``program'' means an entire program 
        carried out by the Corporation under the national service laws, 
        such as the entire AmeriCorps program carried out under subtitle 
        C.
SEC. 1713. VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT CORPS STUDY.

    (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
            (1) Many managers seek opportunities to give back to their 
        communities and address the Nation's challenges.
            (2) Managers possess business and technical skills that make 
        them especially suited to help nonprofit organizations and State 
        and local governments create efficiencies and cost savings and 
        develop programs to serve communities in need.
            (3) There are currently a large number of businesses and 
        firms who are seeking to identify savings through sabbatical 
        opportunities for senior employees.

    (b) Study and Plan.--Not <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  later than 6 months 
after the date of enactment of this Act, the Corporation shall--
            (1) conduct a study on how best to establish and implement a 
        Volunteer Management Corps program; and
            (2) submit a plan regarding the establishment of such 
        program to Congress and to the President.

    (c) Consultation.--In carrying out the study described in subsection 
(b)(1), the Corporation may consult with experts in the private and 
nonprofit sectors.
    (d) Effective Date.--Notwithstanding section 6101, this section 
shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act.

    Subtitle H--Amendments to Subtitle H (Investment for Quality and 
                               Innovation)

SEC. 1801. TECHNICAL AMENDMENT TO SUBTITLE H.

    Subtitle H of title I (42 U.S.C. 12653 et seq.) is amended by 
inserting after the subtitle heading and before section 198 the 
following:

    ``PART I--ADDITIONAL CORPORATION ACTIVITIES TO SUPPORT NATIONAL 
                               SERVICE''.

SEC. 1802. ADDITIONAL CORPORATION ACTIVITIES TO SUPPORT NATIONAL 
                          SERVICE.

    (a) Technical Amendments.--Section 198 (42 U.S.C. 12653) is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``subsection (r)'' and 
        inserting ``subsection (g)'';
            (2) in the matter preceding paragraph (1) of subsection (b), 
        by striking ``to improve the quality'' and all that follows 
        through ``including--'' and inserting ``to address emergent 
        needs through summer programs and other activities, and to 
        support service-learning programs and national service programs, 
        including--'';
            (3) by striking subsections (c), (d), (e), (f), (h), (i), 
        (j), (l), (m), and (p) and redesignating subsections (g), (k), 
        (n), (o), (q), (r), and (s) as subsections (c), (d), (e), (f), 
        (g), (h), and (i), respectively.

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    (b) Global Youth Service Days.--Section 198 (42 U.S.C. 12653), as 
amended in subsection (a), is further amended--
            (1) in subsection (g) (as redesignated by subsection 
        (a)(3))--
                    (A) in the subsection heading, by striking 
                ``National'' and inserting ``Global'';
                    (B) by striking ``National Youth'' each place it 
                appears and inserting ``Global Youth'';
                    (C) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by striking the first sentence and 
                      inserting ``April 24, 2009, and April 23, 2010, 
                      are each designated as `Global Youth Service 
                      Days'.''; and
                          (ii) in the second sentence, by striking 
                      ``appropriate ceremonies and activities'' and 
                      inserting ``appropriate youth-led community 
                      improvement and service-learning activities'';
                    (D) in paragraph (2)--
                          (i) by inserting ``and other Federal 
                      departments and agencies'' after ``Corporation''; 
                      and
                          (ii) by striking ``ceremonies and activities'' 
                      and inserting ``youth-led community improvement 
                      and service-learning activities''; and
                    (E) in paragraph (3), by inserting ``and other 
                Federal departments and agencies'' after 
                ``Corporation''.

    (c) Call to Service Campaign and September 11th Day of Service.--
Section 198 (42 U.S.C. 12653), as amended by subsection (a), is further 
amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(j) Call to Service Campaign.--Not <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  later than 
180 days after the date of enactment of the Serve America Act, the 
Corporation shall conduct a nationwide `Call To Service' campaign, to 
encourage all people of the United States, regardless of age, race, 
ethnicity, religion, or economic status, to engage in full- or part-time 
national service, long- or short-term public service in the nonprofit 
sector or government, or volunteering. In conducting the campaign, the 
Corporation may collaborate with other Federal agencies and entities, 
State Commissions, Governors, nonprofit and faith-based organizations, 
businesses, institutions of higher education, elementary schools, and 
secondary schools.

    ``(k) September 11th Day of Service.--
            ``(1) Federal activities.--The Corporation may organize and 
        carry out appropriate ceremonies and activities, which may 
        include activities that are part of the broader Call to Service 
        Campaign under subsection (j), in order to observe the September 
        11th National Day of Service and Remembrance at the Federal 
        level.
            ``(2) Activities.--The Corporation may make grants and 
        provide other support to community-based organizations to assist 
        in planning and carrying out appropriate service, charity, and 
        remembrance opportunities in conjunction with the September 11th 
        National Day of Service and Remembrance.
            ``(3) Consultation.--The Corporation may consult with and 
        make grants or provide other forms of support to nonprofit 
        organizations with expertise in representing families of victims 
        of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and other impacted 
        constituencies, and in promoting the establishment of September 
        11 as an annually recognized National Day of Service and 
        Remembrance.''.

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SEC. 1803. REPEALS.

    (a) Repeals.--The following provisions are repealed:
            (1) Clearinghouses.--Section 198A (42 U.S.C. 12653a).
            (2) Military installation conversion demonstration 
        programs.--Section 198C (42 U.S.C. 12653c).
            (3) Special demonstration project.--Section 198D (42 U.S.C. 
        12653d).

    (b) Redesignation.--Section 198B (42 U.S.C. 12653b) is redesignated 
as section 198A.
SEC. 1804. PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS.

    Section 198A(a)(2) (as redesignated by section 1803(b)) (42 U.S.C. 
12653b(a)(2)) <<NOTE: 42 USC 12653a.>>  is further amended by striking 
``section 101(19)'' and inserting ``section 101''.
SEC. 1805. NEW FELLOWSHIPS.

    Part I of subtitle H of title I (42 U.S.C. 12653 et seq.) is further 
amended by adding at the end the following new sections:
``SEC. 198B. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12653b.>>  SERVEAMERICA FELLOWSHIPS.

    ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
            ``(1) Area of national need.--The term `area of national 
        need' means an area involved in efforts to--
                    ``(A) improve education in schools for economically 
                disadvantaged students;
                    ``(B) expand and improve access to health care;
                    ``(C) improve energy efficiency and conserve natural 
                resources;
                    ``(D) improve economic opportunities for 
                economically disadvantaged individuals; or
                    ``(E) improve disaster preparedness and response.
            ``(2) Eligible fellowship recipient.--The term `eligible 
        fellowship recipient' means an individual who is selected by a 
        State Commission under subsection (c) and, as a result of such 
        selection, is eligible for a ServeAmerica Fellowship.
            ``(3) Fellow.--The term `fellow' means an eligible 
        fellowship recipient who is awarded a ServeAmerica Fellowship 
        and is designated a fellow under subsection (e)(2).
            ``(4) Small service sponsor organization.--The term `small 
        service sponsor organization' means a service sponsor 
        organization described in subsection (d)(1) that has not more 
        than 10 full-time employees and 10 part-time employees.

    ``(b) Grants.--
            ``(1) In general.--From the amounts appropriated under 
        section 501(a)(4)(B) and allotted under paragraph (2)(A), the 
        Corporation shall make grants (including financial assistance 
        and a corresponding allotment of approved national service 
        positions), to the State Commission of each of the several 
        States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto 
        Rico with an application approved under this section, to enable 
        such State Commissions to award ServeAmerica Fellowships under 
        subsection (e).
            ``(2) Allotment; administrative costs.--
                    ``(A) Allotment.--The amount allotted to a State 
                Commission for a fiscal year shall be equal to an amount 
                that bears the same ratio to the amount appropriated 
                under section 501(a)(4)(B), as the population of the 
                State bears

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                to the total population of the several States, the 
                District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto 
                Rico.
                    ``(B) Reallotment.--If a State Commission does not 
                apply for an allotment under this subsection for any 
                fiscal year, or if the State Commission's application is 
                not approved, the Corporation shall reallot the amount 
                of the State Commission's allotment to the remaining 
                State Commissions in accordance with subparagraph (A).
                    ``(C) Administrative costs.--Of the amount allotted 
                to a State Commission under subparagraph (A), not more 
                than 1.5 percent of such amount may be used for 
                administrative costs.
            ``(3) Number of positions.--The Corporation shall--
                    ``(A) establish or increase the number of approved 
                national service positions under this subsection during 
                each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014;
                    ``(B) establish the number of approved positions at 
                500 for fiscal year 2010; and
                    ``(C) increase the number of the approved positions 
                to--
                          ``(i) 750 for fiscal year 2011;
                          ``(ii) 1,000 for fiscal year 2012;
                          ``(iii) 1,250 for fiscal year 2013; and
                          ``(iv) 1,500 for fiscal year 2014.
            ``(4) Uses of grant funds.--
                    ``(A) Required uses.--A grant awarded under this 
                subsection shall be used to enable fellows to carry out 
                service projects in areas of national need.
                    ``(B) Permitted uses.--A grant awarded under this 
                subsection may be used for--
                          ``(i) oversight activities and mechanisms for 
                      the service sites of the fellows, as determined 
                      necessary by the State Commission or the 
                      Corporation, which may include site visits;
                          ``(ii) activities to augment the experience of 
                      fellows, including activities to engage the 
                      fellows in networking opportunities with other 
                      national service participants; and
                          ``(iii) recruitment or training activities for 
                      fellows.
            ``(5) Applications.--To be eligible to receive a grant under 
        this subsection, a State Commission shall submit an application 
        to the Corporation at such time, in such manner, and containing 
        such information as the Corporation may require, including 
        information on the criteria and procedures that the State 
        Commission will use for overseeing ServeAmerica Fellowship 
        placements for service projects, under subsection (e).

    ``(c) Eligible Fellowship Recipients.--
            ``(1) Application.--
                    ``(A) In general.--An applicant desiring to become 
                an eligible fellowship recipient shall submit an 
                application to a State Commission that has elected to 
                participate in the program authorized under this 
                section, at such time and in such manner as the 
                Commission may require, and containing the information 
                described in subparagraph (B) and such additional 
                information as the Commission may require. An applicant 
                may submit such application to only 1 State Commission 
                for a fiscal year.

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                    ``(B) Contents.--The Corporation shall specify 
                information to be provided in an application submitted 
                under this subsection, which--
                          ``(i) shall include--
                                    ``(I) a description of the area of 
                                national need that the applicant intends 
                                to address in the service project;
                                    ``(II) a description of the skills 
                                and experience the applicant has to 
                                address the area of national need;
                                    ``(III) a description of the type of 
                                service the applicant plans to provide 
                                as a fellow; and
                                    ``(IV) information identifying the 
                                local area within the State served by 
                                the Commission in which the applicant 
                                plans to serve for the service project; 
                                and
                          ``(ii) may include, if the applicant chooses, 
                      the size of the registered service sponsor 
                      organization with which the applicant hopes to 
                      serve.
            ``(2) Selection.--Each State Commission shall--
                    ``(A) select, from the applications received by the 
                State Commission for a fiscal year, the number of 
                eligible fellowship recipients that may be supported for 
                that fiscal year based on the amount of the grant 
                received by the State Commission under subsection (b); 
                and
                    ``(B) make an effort to award one-third of the 
                fellowships available to the State Commission for a 
                fiscal year, based on the amount of the grant received 
                under subsection (b), to applicants who propose to serve 
                the fellowship with small service sponsor organizations 
                registered under subsection (d).

    ``(d) Service Sponsor Organizations.--
            ``(1) In general.--Each service sponsor organization shall--
                    ``(A) be a nonprofit organization;
                    ``(B) <<NOTE: Criteria.>>  satisfy qualification 
                criteria established by the Corporation or the State 
                Commission, including standards relating to 
                organizational capacity, financial management, and 
                programmatic oversight;
                    ``(C) not be a recipient of other assistance, 
                approved national service positions, or approved summer 
                of service positions under the national service laws; 
                and
                    ``(D) at <<NOTE: Contracts.>>  the time of 
                registration with a State Commission, enter into an 
                agreement providing that the service sponsor 
                organization shall--
                          ``(i) abide by all program requirements;
                          ``(ii) provide an amount described in 
                      subsection (e)(3)(b) for each fellow serving with 
                      the organization through the ServeAmerica 
                      Fellowship;
                          ``(iii) be <<NOTE: Certification.>>  
                      responsible for certifying whether each fellow 
                      serving with the organization successfully 
                      completed the ServeAmerica Fellowship, and record 
                      and certify in a manner specified by the 
                      Corporation the number of hours served by a fellow 
                      for purposes of determining the fellow's 
                      eligibility for benefits; and
                          ``(iv) provide <<NOTE: Records.>>  timely 
                      access to records relating to the ServeAmerica 
                      Fellowship to the State Commission,

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                      the Corporation, and the Inspector General of the 
                      Corporation.
            ``(2) Registration.--
                    ``(A) Requirement.--No service sponsor organization 
                may receive a fellow under this section until the 
                organization registers with the State Commission.
                    ``(B) Clearinghouse.--The <<NOTE: Records. Web 
                posting.>>  State Commission shall maintain a list of 
                registered service sponsor organizations on a public 
                website.
                    ``(C) Revocation.--If a State Commission determines 
                that a service sponsor organization is in violation of 
                any of the applicable provisions of this section--
                          ``(i) the State Commission shall revoke the 
                      registration of the organization;
                          ``(ii) the organization shall not be eligible 
                      to receive assistance, approved national service 
                      positions, or approved summer of service positions 
                      under this title for not less than 5 years; and
                          ``(iii) the State Commission shall have the 
                      right to remove a fellow from the organization and 
                      relocate the fellow to another site.

    ``(e) Fellows.--
            ``(1) In general.--To be eligible to participate in a 
        service project as a fellow and receive a ServeAmerica 
        Fellowship, an eligible fellowship recipient shall--
                    ``(A) within <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  3 months after 
                being selected as an eligible fellowship recipient by a 
                State Commission, select a registered service sponsor 
                organization described in subsection (d)--
                          ``(i) with which the recipient is interested 
                      in serving under this section; and
                          ``(ii) that is located in the State served by 
                      the State Commission;
                    ``(B) enter <<NOTE: Contracts.>>  into an agreement 
                with the organization--
                          ``(i) that specifies the service the recipient 
                      will provide if the placement is approved; and
                          ``(ii) in which the recipient agrees to serve 
                      for 1 year on a full-time or part-time basis (as 
                      determined by the Corporation); and
                    ``(C) submit such agreement to the State Commission.
            ``(2) Award.--Upon receiving the eligible fellowship 
        recipient's agreement under paragraph (1), the State Commission 
        shall award a ServeAmerica Fellowship to the recipient and 
        designate the recipient as a fellow.
            ``(3) Fellowship amount.--
                    ``(A) In general.--From amounts received under 
                subsection (b), each State Commission shall award each 
                of the State's fellows a ServeAmerica Fellowship amount 
                that is equal to 50 percent of the amount of the average 
                annual VISTA subsistence allowance.
                    ``(B) Amount from service sponsor organization.--
                          ``(i) In general.--Except as provided in 
                      clause (ii) and subparagraph (E), the service 
                      sponsor organization shall award to the fellow 
                      serving such organization an amount that will 
                      ensure that the total award received by the fellow 
                      for service in the service project (consisting of 
                      such amount and the ServeAmerica

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                      Fellowship amount the fellow receives under 
                      subparagraph (A)) is equal to or greater than 70 
                      percent of the average annual VISTA subsistence 
                      allowance.
                          ``(ii) Small service sponsor organizations.--
                      In the case of a small service sponsor 
                      organization, the small service sponsor 
                      organization may decrease the amount of the 
                      service sponsor organization award required under 
                      clause (i) to not less than an amount that will 
                      ensure that the total award received by the fellow 
                      for service in the service project (as calculated 
                      in clause (i)) is equal to or greater than 60 
                      percent of the average annual VISTA subsistence 
                      allowance.
                    ``(C) Maximum living allowance.--The total amount 
                that may be provided to a fellow under this subparagraph 
                shall not exceed 100 percent of the average annual VISTA 
                subsistence allowance.
                    ``(D) Proration of amount.--In the case of a fellow 
                who is authorized to serve a part-time term of service 
                under the agreement described in paragraph (1)(B)(ii), 
                the amount provided to a fellow under this paragraph 
                shall be prorated accordingly.
                    ``(E) Waiver.--The Corporation may allow a State 
                Commission to waive the amount required under 
                subparagraph (B) from the service sponsor organization 
                for a fellow serving the organization if--
                          ``(i) such requirement is inconsistent with 
                      the objectives of the ServeAmerica Fellowship 
                      program; and
                          ``(ii) the amount provided to the fellow under 
                      subparagraph (A) is sufficient to meet the 
                      necessary costs of living (including food, 
                      housing, and transportation) in the area in which 
                      the ServeAmerica Fellowship program is located.
                    ``(F) Definition.--In this paragraph, the term 
                `average annual VISTA subsistence allowance' means the 
                total average annual subsistence allowance provided to 
                VISTA volunteers under section 105 of the Domestic 
                Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 4955).

    ``(f) Compliance With Ineligible Service Categories.--Service under 
a ServeAmerica Fellowship shall comply with section 132(a). For purposes 
of applying that section to this subsection, a reference to assistance 
shall be considered to be a reference to assistance provided under this 
section.
    ``(g) Reports.--Each service sponsor organization that receives a 
fellow under this section shall, on a biweekly basis, report to the 
Corporation on the number of hours served and the services provided by 
that fellow. <<NOTE: Web site.>>  The Corporation shall establish a web 
portal for the organizations to use in reporting the information.

    ``(h) Educational Awards.--A fellow who serves in a service project 
under this section shall be considered to have served in an approved 
national service position and, upon meeting the requirements of section 
147 for full-time or part-time national service, shall be eligible for a 
national service educational award described in such section. The 
Corporation shall transfer an appropriate amount of funds to the 
National Service Trust to provide for the national service educational 
award for such fellow.

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``SEC. 198C. SILVER <<NOTE: 42 USC 12653c.>>  SCHOLARSHIPS AND 
                          ENCORE FELLOWSHIPS.

    ``(a) Silver Scholarship Grant Program.--
            ``(1) Establishment.--The Corporation may award fixed-amount 
        grants (in accordance with section 129(l)) to community-based 
        entities to carry out a Silver Scholarship Grant Program for 
        individuals age 55 or older, in which such individuals complete 
        not less than 350 hours of service in a year carrying out 
        projects of national need and receive a Silver Scholarship in 
        the form of a $1,000 national service educational 
        award. <<NOTE: Criteria.>>  Under such a program, the 
        Corporation shall establish criteria for the types of the 
        service required to be performed to receive such award.
            ``(2) Term.--Each program funded under this subsection shall 
        be carried out over a period of 3 years (which may include 1 
        planning year), with a 1-year extension possible, if the program 
        meets performance levels developed in accordance with section 
        179(k) and any other criteria determined by the Corporation.
            ``(3) Applications.--To be eligible for a grant under this 
        subsection, a community-based entity shall--
                    ``(A) submit to the Corporation an application at 
                such time and in such manner as the Chief Executive 
                Officer may reasonably require; and
                    ``(B) be a listed organization as described in 
                subsection (b)(4).
            ``(4) Collaboration encouraged.--A community-based entity 
        awarded a grant under this subsection is encouraged to 
        collaborate with programs funded under title II of the Domestic 
        Volunteer Service Act of 1973 in carrying out this program.
            ``(5) Eligibility for fellowship.--An individual is eligible 
        to receive a Silver Scholarship if the community-based entity 
        certifies to the Corporation that the individual has completed 
        not less than 350 hours of service under this section in a 1-
        year period.
            ``(6) Transfer to trust.--The Corporation shall transfer an 
        appropriate amount of funds to the National Service Trust to 
        provide for the national service educational award for each 
        silver scholar under this subsection.
            ``(7) Support services.--A community-based entity receiving 
        a fixed-amount grant under this subsection may use a portion of 
        the grant to provide transportation services to an eligible 
        individual to allow such individual to participate in a service 
        project.

    ``(b) Encore Fellowships.--
            ``(1) Establishment.--The Corporation may award 1-year 
        Encore Fellowships to enable individuals age 55 or older to--
                    ``(A) carry out service projects in areas of 
                national need; and
                    ``(B) receive training and development in order to 
                transition to full- or part-time public service in the 
                nonprofit sector or government.
            ``(2) Program.--In carrying out the program, the Corporation 
        shall--
                    ``(A) <<NOTE: Records.>>  maintain a list of 
                eligible organizations for which Encore Fellows may be 
                placed to carry out service projects

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                through the program and shall provide the list to all 
                Fellowship recipients; and
                    ``(B) at the request of a Fellowship recipient--
                          ``(i) determine whether the requesting 
                      recipient is able to meet the service needs of a 
                      listed organization, or another organization that 
                      the recipient requests in accordance with 
                      paragraph (5)(B), for a service project; and
                          ``(ii) upon making a favorable determination 
                      under clause (i), award the recipient with an 
                      Encore Fellowship, and place the recipient with 
                      the organization as an Encore Fellow under 
                      paragraph (5)(C).
            ``(3) Eligible recipients.--
                    ``(A) In general.--An individual desiring to be 
                selected as a Fellowship recipient shall--
                          ``(i) be an individual who--
                                    ``(I) is age 55 or older as of the 
                                time the individual applies for the 
                                program; and
                                    ``(II) is not engaged in, but who 
                                wishes to engage in, full- or part-time 
                                public service in the nonprofit sector 
                                or government; and
                          ``(ii) submit an application to the 
                      Corporation, at such time, in such manner, and 
                      containing such information as the Corporation may 
                      require, including--
                                    ``(I) a description of the area of 
                                national need that the applicant hopes 
                                to address through the service project;
                                    ``(II) a description of the skills 
                                and experience the applicant has to 
                                address an area of national need; and
                                    ``(III) information identifying the 
                                region of the United States in which the 
                                applicant wishes to serve.
                    ``(B) Selection basis.--In determining which 
                individuals to select as Fellowship recipients, the 
                Corporation shall--
                          ``(i) select not more than 10 individuals from 
                      each State; and
                          ``(ii) give priority to individuals with 
                      skills and experience for which there is an 
                      ongoing high demand in the nonprofit sector and 
                      government.
            ``(4) Listed organizations.--To be listed under paragraph 
        (2)(A), an organization shall--
                    ``(A) be a nonprofit organization; and
                    ``(B) submit an application to the Corporation at 
                such time, in such manner, and containing such 
                information as the Corporation may require, including--
                          ``(i) a description of--
                                    ``(I) the services and activities 
                                the organization carries out generally;
                                    ``(II) the area of national need 
                                that the organization seeks to address 
                                through a service project; and
                                    ``(III) the services and activities 
                                the organization seeks to carry out 
                                through the proposed service project;

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                          ``(ii) a description of the skills and 
                      experience that an eligible Encore Fellowship 
                      recipient needs to be placed with the organization 
                      as an Encore Fellow for the service project;
                          ``(iii) a description of the training and 
                      leadership development the organization shall 
                      provide an Encore Fellow placed with the 
                      organization to assist the Encore Fellow in 
                      obtaining a public service job in the nonprofit 
                      sector or government after the period of the 
                      Encore Fellowship; and
                          ``(iv) evidence of the organization's 
                      financial stability.
            ``(5) Placement.--
                    ``(A) Request for placement with listed 
                organizations.--To be placed with a listed organization 
                in accordance with paragraph (2)(B) for a service 
                project, an eligible Encore Fellowship recipient shall 
                submit an application for such placement to the 
                Corporation at such time, in such manner, and containing 
                such information as the Corporation may require.
                    ``(B) Request for placement with other 
                organization.--An eligible Encore Fellowship recipient 
                may apply to the Corporation to serve the recipient's 
                Encore Fellowship year with a nonprofit organization 
                that is not a listed organization. Such application 
                shall be submitted to the Corporation at such time, in 
                such manner, and containing such information as the 
                Corporation shall require, and shall include--
                          ``(i) an identification and description of--
                                    ``(I) the organization;
                                    ``(II) the area of national need the 
                                organization seeks to address; and
                                    ``(III) the services or activities 
                                the organization carries out to address 
                                such area of national need;
                          ``(ii) a description of the services the 
                      eligible Encore Fellowship recipient shall provide 
                      for the organization as an Encore Fellow; and
                          ``(iii) a letter of support from the leader of 
                      the organization, including--
                                    ``(I) a description of the 
                                organization's need for the eligible 
                                Encore Fellowship recipient's services;
                                    ``(II) evidence that the 
                                organization is financially sound;
                                    ``(III) an assurance that the 
                                organization will provide training and 
                                leadership development to the eligible 
                                Encore Fellowship recipient if placed 
                                with the organization as an Encore 
                                Fellow, to assist the Encore Fellow in 
                                obtaining a public service job in the 
                                nonprofit sector or government after the 
                                period of the Encore Fellowship; and
                                    ``(IV) a description of the training 
                                and leadership development to be 
                                provided to the Encore Fellowship 
                                recipient if so placed.
                    ``(C) Placement and award of fellowship.--If the 
                Corporation determines that the eligible Encore 
                Fellowship recipient is able to meet the service needs 
                (including skills

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                and experience to address an area of national need) of 
                the organization that the eligible fellowship recipient 
                requests under subparagraph (A) or (B), the Corporation 
                shall--
                          ``(i) approve the placement of the eligible 
                      Encore Fellowship recipient with the organization;
                          ``(ii) award the eligible Encore Fellowship 
                      recipient an Encore Fellowship for a period of 1 
                      year and designate the eligible Encore Fellowship 
                      recipient as an Encore Fellow; and
                          ``(iii) in awarding the Encore Fellowship, 
                      make a payment, in the amount of $11,000, to the 
                      organization to enable the organization to provide 
                      living expenses to the Encore Fellow for the year 
                      in which the Encore Fellow agrees to serve.
            ``(6) Matching funds.--An organization that receives an 
        Encore Fellow under this subsection shall agree to provide, for 
        the living expenses of the Encore Fellow during the year of 
        service, non-Federal contributions in an amount equal to not 
        less than $1 for every $1 of Federal funds provided to the 
        organization for the Encore Fellow through the Encore 
        Fellowship.
            ``(7) Training and assistance.--Each organization that 
        receives an Encore Fellow under this subsection shall provide 
        training, leadership development, and assistance to the Encore 
        Fellow, and conduct oversight of the service provided by the 
        Encore Fellow.
            ``(8) Leadership development.--Each year, the Corporation 
        shall convene current and former Encore Fellows to discuss the 
        Encore Fellows' experiences related to service under this 
        subsection and discuss strategies for increasing leadership and 
        careers in public service in the nonprofit sector or government.

    ``(c) Evaluations.--The Corporation shall conduct an independent 
evaluation of the programs authorized under subsections (a) and (b) and 
widely disseminate the results, including recommendations for 
improvement, to the service community through multiple channels, 
including the Corporation's Resource Center or a clearinghouse of 
effective strategies.''.
SEC. 1806. NATIONAL SERVICE RESERVE CORPS.

    Subtitle H of title I (42 U.S.C. 12653 et seq.) is further amended 
by adding at the end the following:

                ``PART II--NATIONAL SERVICE RESERVE CORPS

``SEC. 198H. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12653h.>>  NATIONAL SERVICE RESERVE 
                          CORPS.

    ``(a) Definitions.--In this section--
            ``(1) the term `National Service Reserve Corps member' means 
        an individual who--
                    ``(A) has completed a term of national service or is 
                a veteran;
                    ``(B) has successfully completed training described 
                in subsection (c) within the previous 2 years;
                    ``(C) completes not less than 10 hours of 
                volunteering each year (which may include the training 
                session described in subparagraph (B)); and

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                    ``(D) has indicated interest to the Corporation in 
                responding to disasters and emergencies in a timely 
                manner through the National Service Reserve Corps; and
            ``(2) the term `term of national service' means a term or 
        period of service under section 123.

    ``(b) Establishment of National Service Reserve Corps.--
            ``(1) In general.--In consultation with the Federal 
        Emergency Management Agency, the Corporation shall establish a 
        National Service Reserve Corps to prepare and deploy National 
        Service Reserve Corps members to respond to disasters and 
        emergencies in support of national service programs and other 
        requesting programs and agencies.
            ``(2) Grants or contracts.--In carrying out this section, 
        the Corporation may enter into a grant or contract with an 
        organization experienced in responding to disasters or in 
        coordinating individuals who have completed a term of national 
        service or are veterans, or may directly deploy National Service 
        Reserve Corps members, as the Corporation determines necessary.

    ``(c) Annual Training.--The Corporation shall conduct or coordinate 
annual training sessions, consistent with the training requirements of 
the Federal Emergency Management Agency, for individuals who have 
completed a term of national service or are veterans, and who wish to 
join the National Service Reserve Corps.
    ``(d) Designation of Organizations.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Corporation shall designate 
        organizations with demonstrated experience in responding to 
        disasters or emergencies, including through using volunteers, 
        for participation in the program under this section.
            ``(2) Requirements.--The Corporation shall ensure that every 
        designated organization is--
                    ``(A) prepared to respond to disasters or 
                emergencies;
                    ``(B) prepared and able to utilize National Service 
                Reserve Corps members in responding to disasters or 
                emergencies; and
                    ``(C) willing to respond in a timely manner when 
                notified by the Corporation of a disaster or emergency.

    ``(e) Databases.--The Corporation shall develop or contract with an 
outside organization to develop--
            ``(1) a database of all National Service Reserve Corps 
        members; and
            ``(2) a database of all nonprofit organizations that have 
        been designated by the Corporation under subsection (d).

    ``(f) Deployment of National Service Reserve Corps.--
            ``(1) Major disasters or emergencies.--If a major disaster 
        or emergency is declared by the President pursuant to section 
        102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Assistance Act 
        (42 U.S.C. 5122), the Administrator of the Federal Emergency 
        Management Agency, in consultation with the Corporation, may 
        task the National Service Reserve Corps to assist in response.
            ``(2) Other disasters or emergencies.--For a disaster or 
        emergency that is not declared a major disaster or emergency 
        under section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
        Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122), the Corporation may directly, 
        or through a grant or contract, deploy the National Service 
        Reserve Corps.

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            ``(3) Deployment.--Under paragraph (1) or (2), the 
        Corporation may--
                    ``(A) deploy interested National Service Reserve 
                Corps members on assignments of not more than 30 days to 
                assist with local needs related to preparing or 
                recovering from the incident in the affected area, 
                either directly or through organizations designated 
                under subsection (d);
                    ``(B) make travel arrangements for the deployed 
                National Service Reserve Corps members to the site of 
                the incident; and
                    ``(C) provide funds to those organizations that are 
                responding to the incident with deployed National 
                Service Reserve Corps members, to enable the 
                organizations to coordinate and provide housing, living 
                stipends, and insurance for those deployed members.
            ``(4) Allowance.--Any amounts that are utilized by the 
        Corporation from funds appropriated under section 501(a)(4)(D) 
        to carry out paragraph (1) for a fiscal year shall be kept in a 
        separate fund. Any amounts in such fund that are not used during 
        a fiscal year shall remain available to use to pay National 
        Service Reserve Corps members an allowance, determined by the 
        Corporation, for out-of-pocket expenses.
            ``(5) Information.--
                    ``(A) National service participants.--The 
                Corporation, the State Commissions, and entities 
                receiving financial assistance for programs under 
                subtitle C of this Act, or under part A of title I of 
                the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 
                4951 et seq.), shall inform participants about the 
                National Service Reserve Corps upon the participants' 
                completion of their term of national service.
                    ``(B) Veterans.--The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 
                in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, shall 
                inform veterans who are recently discharged, released, 
                or separated from the Armed Forces about the National 
                Service Reserve Corps.
            ``(6) Coordination.--In deploying National Service Reserve 
        Corps members under this subsection, the Corporation shall--
                    ``(A) avoid duplication of activities directed by 
                the Federal Emergency Management Agency; and
                    ``(B) consult and, as appropriate, partner with 
                Citizen Corps programs and other local disaster 
                agencies, including State and local emergency management 
                agencies, voluntary organizations active in disaster, 
                State Commissions, and similar organizations, in the 
                affected area.''.
SEC. 1807. SOCIAL INNOVATION FUNDS PILOT PROGRAM.

    Subtitle H of title I (42 U.S.C. 12653 et seq.) is further amended 
by adding at the end the following:

            ``PART III--SOCIAL INNOVATION FUNDS PILOT PROGRAM

``SEC. 198K. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12653k.>>  FUNDS.

    ``(a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
            ``(1) Social entrepreneurs and other nonprofit community 
        organizations are developing innovative and effective solutions 
        to national and local challenges.

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            ``(2) Increased public and private investment in replicating 
        and expanding proven effective solutions, and supporting new 
        solutions, developed by social entrepreneurs and other nonprofit 
        community organizations could allow those entrepreneurs and 
        organizations to replicate and expand proven initiatives, and 
        support new initiatives, in communities.
            ``(3) A network of Social Innovation Funds could leverage 
        Federal investments to increase State, local, business, and 
        philanthropic resources to replicate and expand proven solutions 
        and invest in supporting new innovations to tackle specific 
        identified community challenges.

    ``(b) Purposes.--The purposes of this section are--
            ``(1) to recognize and increase the impact of social 
        entrepreneurs and other nonprofit community organizations in 
        tackling national and local challenges;
            ``(2) to stimulate the development of a network of Social 
        Innovation Funds that will increase private and public 
        investment in nonprofit community organizations that are 
        effectively addressing national and local challenges to allow 
        such organizations to replicate and expand proven initiatives or 
        support new initiatives;
            ``(3) to assess the effectiveness of such Funds in--
                    ``(A) leveraging Federal investments to increase 
                State, local, business, and philanthropic resources to 
                address national and local challenges;
                    ``(B) providing resources to replicate and expand 
                effective initiatives; and
                    ``(C) seeding experimental initiatives focused on 
                improving outcomes in the areas described in subsection 
                (f)(3); and
            ``(4) to strengthen the infrastructure to identify, invest 
        in, replicate, and expand initiatives with effective solutions 
        to national and local challenges.

    ``(c) Definitions.--In this section:
            ``(1) Community organization.--The term `community 
        organization' means a nonprofit organization that carries out 
        innovative, effective initiatives to address community 
        challenges.
            ``(2) Covered entity.--The term `covered entity' means--
                    ``(A) an existing grantmaking institution (existing 
                as of the date on which the institution applies for a 
                grant under this section); or
                    ``(B) a partnership between--
                          ``(i) such an existing grantmaking 
                      institution; and
                          ``(ii) an additional grantmaking institution, 
                      a State Commission, or a chief executive officer 
                      of a unit of general local government.
            ``(3) Issue area.--The term `issue area' means an area 
        described in subsection (f)(3).

    ``(d) Program.--From the amounts appropriated to carry out this 
section that are not reserved under subsections (l) and (m), the 
Corporation shall establish a Social Innovation Funds grant program to 
make grants on a competitive basis to eligible entities for Social 
Innovation Funds.

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    ``(e) Periods; Amounts.--The Corporation shall make such grants for 
periods of 5 years, and may renew the grants for additional periods of 5 
years, in amounts of not less than $1,000,000 and not more than 
$10,000,000 per year.
    ``(f) Eligibility.--To be eligible to receive a grant under 
subsection (d), an entity shall--
            ``(1) be a covered entity;
            ``(2) propose to focus on--
                    ``(A) serving a specific local geographical area; or
                    ``(B) addressing a specific issue area;
            ``(3) propose to focus on improving measurable outcomes 
        relating to--
                    ``(A) education for economically disadvantaged 
                elementary or secondary school students;
                    ``(B) child and youth development;
                    ``(C) reductions in poverty or increases in economic 
                opportunity for economically disadvantaged individuals;
                    ``(D) health, including access to health services 
                and health education;
                    ``(E) resource conservation and local environmental 
                quality;
                    ``(F) individual or community energy efficiency;
                    ``(G) civic engagement; or
                    ``(H) reductions in crime;
            ``(4) have an evidence-based decisionmaking strategy, 
        including--
                    ``(A) use of evidence produced by prior rigorous 
                evaluations of program effectiveness including, where 
                available, well-implemented randomized controlled 
                trials; and
                    ``(B) a well-articulated plan to--
                          ``(i)(I) replicate and expand research-proven 
                      initiatives that have been shown to produce 
                      sizeable, sustained benefits to participants or 
                      society; or
                          ``(II) support new initiatives with a 
                      substantial likelihood of significant impact; or
                          ``(ii) partner with a research organization to 
                      carry out rigorous evaluations to assess the 
                      effectiveness of such initiatives; and
            ``(5) have appropriate policies, as determined by the 
        Corporation, that protect against conflict of interest, self-
        dealing, and other improper practices.

    ``(g) Application.--To be eligible to receive a grant under 
subsection (d) for national leveraging capital, an eligible entity shall 
submit an application to the Corporation at such time, in such manner, 
and containing such information as the Corporation may specify, 
including, at a minimum--
            ``(1) an assurance that the eligible entity will--
                    ``(A) use the funds received through that capital in 
                order to make subgrants to community organizations that 
                will use the funds to replicate or expand proven 
                initiatives, or support new initiatives, in low-income 
                communities;
                    ``(B) in making decisions about subgrants for 
                communities, consult with a diverse cross section of 
                community representatives in the decisions, including 
                individuals from the public, nonprofit private, and for-
                profit private sectors; and

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                    ``(C) make subgrants of a sufficient size and scope 
                to enable the community organizations to build their 
                capacity to manage initiatives, and sustain replication 
                or expansion of the initiatives;
            ``(2) an assurance that the eligible entity will not make 
        any subgrants to the parent organizations of the eligible 
        entity, a subsidiary organization of the parent organization, 
        or, if the eligible entity applied for funds under this section 
        as a partnership, any member of the partnership;
            ``(3) an identification of, as appropriate--
                    ``(A) the specific local geographical area referred 
                to in subsection (f)(2)(A) that the eligible entity is 
                proposing to serve; or
                    ``(B) the issue area referred to in subsection 
                (f)(2)(B) that the eligible entity will address, and the 
                geographical areas that the eligible entity is likely to 
                serve in addressing such issue area;
            ``(4)(A) information identifying the issue areas in which 
        the eligible entity will work to improve measurable outcomes;
            ``(B) statistics on the needs related to those issue areas 
        in, as appropriate--
                    ``(i) the specific local geographical area described 
                in paragraph (3)(A); or
                    ``(ii) the geographical areas described in paragraph 
                (3)(B), including statistics demonstrating that those 
                geographical areas have high need in the specific issue 
                area that the eligible entity is proposing to address; 
                and
            ``(C) information on the specific measurable outcomes 
        related to the issue areas involved that the eligible entity 
        will seek to improve;
            ``(5) information describing the process by which the 
        eligible entity selected, or will select, community 
        organizations to receive the subgrants, to ensure that the 
        community organizations--
                    ``(A) are institutions--
                          ``(i) with proven initiatives and a 
                      demonstrated track record of achieving specific 
                      outcomes related to the measurable outcomes for 
                      the eligible entity; or
                          ``(ii) that articulate a new solution with a 
                      significant likelihood for substantial impact;
                    ``(B) articulate measurable outcomes for the use of 
                the subgrant funds that are connected to the measurable 
                outcomes for the eligible entity;
                    ``(C) will use the funds to replicate, expand, or 
                support their initiatives;
                    ``(D) provide a well-defined plan for replicating, 
                expanding, or supporting the initiatives funded;
                    ``(E) can sustain the initiatives after the subgrant 
                period concludes through reliable public revenues, 
                earned income, or private sector funding;
                    ``(F) have strong leadership and financial and 
                management systems;
                    ``(G) are committed to the use of data collection 
                and evaluation for improvement of the initiatives;
                    ``(H) will implement and evaluate innovative 
                initiatives, to be important contributors to knowledge 
                in their fields; and

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                    ``(I) will meet the requirements for providing 
                matching funds specified in subsection (k);
            ``(6) information about the eligible entity, including its 
        experience managing collaborative initiatives, or assessing 
        applicants for grants and evaluating the performance of grant 
        recipients for outcome-focused initiatives, and any other 
        relevant information;
            ``(7) a commitment to meet the requirements of subsection 
        (i) and a plan for meeting the requirements, including 
        information on any funding that the eligible entity has secured 
        to provide the matching funds required under that subsection;
            ``(8) a description of the eligible entity's plan for 
        providing technical assistance and support, other than financial 
        support, to the community organizations that will increase the 
        ability of the community organizations to achieve their 
        measurable outcomes;
            ``(9) information on the commitment, institutional capacity, 
        and expertise of the eligible entity concerning--
                    ``(A) collecting and analyzing data required for 
                evaluations, compliance efforts, and other purposes;
                    ``(B) supporting relevant research; and
                    ``(C) submitting regular reports to the Corporation, 
                including information on the initiatives of the 
                community organizations, and the replication or 
                expansion of such initiatives;
            ``(10) a commitment to use data and evaluations to improve 
        the eligible entity's own model and to improve the initiatives 
        funded by the eligible entity; and
            ``(11) a commitment to cooperate with any evaluation 
        activities undertaken by the Corporation.

    ``(h) Selection Criteria.--In selecting eligible entities to receive 
grants under subsection (d), the Corporation shall--
            ``(1) select eligible entities on a competitive basis;
            ``(2) select eligible entities on the basis of the quality 
        of their selection process, as described in subsection (g)(5), 
        the capacity of the eligible entities to manage Social 
        Innovation Funds, and the potential of the eligible entities to 
        sustain the Funds after the conclusion of the grant period;
            ``(3) include among the grant recipients eligible entities 
        that propose to provide subgrants to serve communities (such as 
        rural low-income communities) that the eligible entities can 
        demonstrate are significantly philanthropically underserved;
            ``(4) select a geographically diverse set of eligible 
        entities; and
            ``(5) take into account broad community perspectives and 
        support.

    ``(i) Matching Funds for Grants.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Corporation may not make a grant to 
        an eligible entity under subsection (d) for a Social Innovation 
        Fund unless the entity agrees that, with respect to the cost 
        described in subsection (d) for that Fund, the entity will make 
        available matching funds in an amount equal to not less than $1 
        for every $1 of funds provided under the grant.
            ``(2) Additional requirements.--
                    ``(A) Type and sources.--The eligible entity shall 
                provide the matching funds in cash. The eligible entity 
                shall provide the matching funds from State, local, or 
                private

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                sources, which may include State or local agencies, 
                businesses, private philanthropic organizations, or 
                individuals.
                    ``(B) Eligible entities including state commissions 
                or local government offices.--
                          ``(i) In general.--In a case in which a State 
                      Commission, a local government office, or both 
                      entities are a part of the eligible entity, the 
                      State involved, the local government involved, or 
                      both entities, respectively, shall contribute not 
                      less than 30 percent and not more than 50 percent 
                      of the matching funds.
                          ``(ii) Local government office.--
                      In <<NOTE: Definition.>>  this subparagraph, the 
                      term `local government office' means the office of 
                      the chief executive officer of a unit of general 
                      local government.
            ``(3) Reduction.--The Corporation may reduce by 50 percent 
        the matching funds required by paragraph (1) for an eligible 
        entity serving a community (such as a rural low-income 
        community) that the eligible entity can demonstrate is 
        significantly philanthropically underserved.

    ``(j) Subgrants.--
            ``(1) Subgrants authorized.--An eligible entity receiving a 
        grant under subsection (d) is authorized to use the funds made 
        available through the grant to award, on a competitive basis, 
        subgrants to expand or replicate proven initiatives, or support 
        new initiatives with a substantial likelihood of success, to--
                    ``(A) community organizations serving low-income 
                communities within the specific local geographical area 
                described in the eligible entity's application in 
                accordance with subsection (g)(3)(A); or
                    ``(B) community organizations addressing a specific 
                issue area described in the eligible entity's 
                application in accordance with subsection (g)(3)(B), in 
                low-income communities in the geographical areas 
                described in the application.
            ``(2) Periods; amounts.--The eligible entity shall make such 
        subgrants for periods of not less than 3 and not more than 5 
        years, and may renew the subgrants for such periods, in amounts 
        of not less than $100,000 per year.
            ``(3) Applications.--To be eligible to receive a subgrant 
        from an eligible entity under this section, including receiving 
        a payment for that subgrant each year, a community organization 
        shall submit an application to an eligible entity that serves 
        the specific local geographical area, or geographical areas, 
        that the community organization proposes to serve, at such time, 
        in such manner, and containing such information as the eligible 
        entity may require, including--
                    ``(A) a description of the initiative the community 
                organization carries out and plans to replicate or 
                expand, or of the new initiative the community 
                organization intends to support, using funds received 
                from the eligible entity, and how the initiative relates 
                to the issue areas in which the eligible entity has 
                committed to work in the eligible entity's application, 
                in accordance with subsection (g)(4)(A);

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                    ``(B) data on the measurable outcomes the community 
                organization has improved, and information on the 
                measurable outcomes the community organization seeks to 
                improve by replicating or expanding a proven initiative 
                or supporting a new initiative, which shall be among the 
                measurable outcomes that the eligible entity identified 
                in the eligible entity's application, in accordance with 
                subsection (g)(4)(C);
                    ``(C) an identification of the community in which 
                the community organization proposes to carry out an 
                initiative, which shall be within a local geographical 
                area described in the eligible entity's application in 
                accordance with subparagraph (A) or (B) of subsection 
                (g)(3), as applicable;
                    ``(D) a description of the evidence-based 
                decisionmaking strategies the community organization 
                uses to improve the measurable outcomes, including--
                          ``(i) use of evidence produced by prior 
                      rigorous evaluations of program effectiveness 
                      including, where available, well-implemented 
                      randomized controlled trials; or
                          ``(ii) a well-articulated plan to conduct, or 
                      partner with a research organization to conduct, 
                      rigorous evaluations to assess the effectiveness 
                      of initiatives addressing national or local 
                      challenges;
                    ``(E) a description of how the community 
                organization uses data to analyze and improve its 
                initiatives;
                    ``(F) specific evidence of how the community 
                organization will meet the requirements for providing 
                matching funds specified in subsection (k);
                    ``(G) a description of how the community 
                organization will sustain the replicated or expanded 
                initiative after the conclusion of the subgrant period; 
                and
                    ``(H) any other information the eligible entity may 
                require, including information necessary for the 
                eligible entity to fulfill the requirements of 
                subsection (g)(5).

    ``(k) Matching Funds for Subgrants.--
            ``(1) In general.--An eligible entity may not make a 
        subgrant to a community organization under this section for an 
        initiative described in subsection (j)(3)(A) unless the 
        organization agrees that, with respect to the cost of carrying 
        out that initiative, the organization will make available, on an 
        annual basis, matching funds in an amount equal to not less than 
        $1 for every $1 of funds provided under the subgrant. If the 
        community organization fails to make such matching funds 
        available for a fiscal year, the eligible entity shall not make 
        payments for the remaining fiscal years of the subgrant period, 
        notwithstanding any other provision of this part.
            ``(2) Types and sources.--The community organization shall 
        provide the matching funds in cash. The community organization 
        shall provide the matching funds from State, local, or private 
        sources, which may include funds from State or local agencies or 
        private sector funding.

    ``(l) Direct Support.--
            ``(1) Program authorized.--The Corporation may use not more 
        than 10 percent of the funds appropriated for this section to 
        award grants to community organizations serving low-income 
        communities or addressing a specific issue area in geographical

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        areas that have the highest need in that issue area, to enable 
        such community organizations to replicate or expand proven 
        initiatives or support new initiatives.
            ``(2) Terms and conditions.--A grant awarded under this 
        subsection shall be subject to the same terms and conditions as 
        a subgrant awarded under subsection (j).
            ``(3) Application; matching funds.--
        Paragraphs <<NOTE: Applicability.>>  (2) and (3) of subsection 
        (j) and subsection (k) shall apply to a community organization 
        receiving or applying for a grant under this subsection in the 
        same manner as such subsections apply to a community 
        organization receiving or applying for a subgrant under 
        subsection (j), except that references to a subgrant shall mean 
        a grant and references to an eligible entity shall mean the 
        Corporation.

    ``(m) Research and Evaluation.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Corporation may reserve not more than 
        5 percent of the funds appropriated for this section for a 
        fiscal year to support, directly or through contract with an 
        independent entity, research and evaluation activities to 
        evaluate the eligible entities and community organizations 
        receiving grants under subsections (d) and (l) and the 
        initiatives supported by the grants.
            ``(2) Research and evaluation activities.--
                    ``(A) Research and reports.--
                          ``(i) In general.--The entity carrying out 
                      this subsection shall collect data and conduct or 
                      support research with respect to the eligible 
                      entities and community organizations receiving 
                      grants under subsections (d) and (l), and the 
                      initiatives supported by such eligible entities 
                      and community organizations, to determine the 
                      success of the program carried out under this 
                      section in replicating, expanding, and supporting 
                      initiatives, including--
                                    ``(I) the success of the initiatives 
                                in improving measurable outcomes; and
                                    ``(II) the success of the program in 
                                increasing philanthropic investments in 
                                philanthropically underserved 
                                communities.
                          ``(ii) Reports.--The Corporation shall submit 
                      periodic reports to the authorizing committees 
                      including--
                                    ``(I) the data collected and the 
                                results of the research under this 
                                subsection;
                                    ``(II) information on lessons 
                                learned about best practices from the 
                                activities carried out under this 
                                section, to improve those activities; 
                                and
                                    ``(III) a list of all eligible 
                                entities and community organizations 
                                receiving funds under this section.
                          ``(iii) <<NOTE: Web posting.>>  Public 
                      information.--The Corporation shall annually post 
                      the list described in clause (ii)(III) on the 
                      Corporation's website.
                    ``(B) <<NOTE: Contracts.>>  Technical assistance.--
                The Corporation shall, directly or through contract, 
                provide technical assistance to the eligible entities 
                and community organizations that receive grants under 
                subsections (d) and (l).

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                    ``(C) <<NOTE: Contracts.>>  Knowledge management.--
                The Corporation shall, directly or through contract, 
                maintain a clearinghouse for information on best 
                practices resulting from initiatives supported by the 
                eligible entities and community organizations.
                    ``(D) Reservation.--Of the funds appropriated under 
                section 501(a)(4)(E) for a fiscal year, not more than 5 
                percent may be used to carry out this subsection.''.
SEC. 1808. CLEARINGHOUSES.

    Subtitle H of title I (42 U.S.C. 12653 et seq.) is further amended 
by adding at the end the following:

     ``PART IV--NATIONAL SERVICE PROGRAMS CLEARINGHOUSES; VOLUNTEER 
                             GENERATION FUND

``SEC. 198O. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12653.>>  NATIONAL SERVICE PROGRAMS 
                          CLEARINGHOUSES.

    ``(a) In General.--The <<NOTE: Grants. Contracts.>>  Corporation 
shall provide assistance, by grant, contract, or cooperative agreement, 
to entities with expertise in the dissemination of information through 
clearinghouses to establish 1 or more clearinghouses for information 
regarding the national service laws, which shall include information on 
service-learning and on service through other programs receiving 
assistance under the national service laws.

    ``(b) Function of Clearinghouse.--Such a clearinghouse may--
            ``(1) assist entities carrying out State or local service-
        learning and national service programs with needs assessments 
        and planning;
            ``(2) conduct research and evaluations concerning service-
        learning or programs receiving assistance under the national 
        service laws, except that such clearinghouse may not conduct 
        such research and evaluations if the recipient of the grant, 
        contract, or cooperative agreement establishing the 
        clearinghouse under this section is receiving funds for such 
        purpose under part III of subtitle B or under this subtitle (not 
        including this section);
            ``(3)(A) provide leadership development and training to 
        State and local service-learning program administrators, 
        supervisors, service sponsors, and participants; and
            ``(B) provide training to persons who can provide the 
        leadership development and training described in subparagraph 
        (A);
            ``(4) facilitate communication among--
                    ``(A) entities carrying out service-learning 
                programs and programs offered under the national service 
                laws; and
                    ``(B) participants in such programs;
            ``(5) provide and disseminate information and curriculum 
        materials relating to planning and operating service-learning 
        programs and programs offered under the national service laws, 
        to States, territories, Indian tribes, and local entities 
        eligible to receive financial assistance under the national 
        service laws;
            ``(6) provide and disseminate information regarding methods 
        to make service-learning programs and programs offered under the 
        national service laws accessible to individuals with 
        disabilities;

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            ``(7) disseminate applications in languages other than 
        English;
            ``(8)(A) gather and disseminate information on successful 
        service-learning programs and programs offered under the 
        national service laws, components of such successful programs, 
        innovative curricula related to service-learning, and service-
        learning projects; and
            ``(B) coordinate the activities of the clearinghouse with 
        appropriate entities to avoid duplication of effort;
            ``(9) make recommendations to State and local entities on 
        quality controls to improve the quality of service-learning 
        programs and programs offered under the national service laws;
            ``(10) assist organizations in recruiting, screening, and 
        placing a diverse population of service-learning coordinators 
        and program sponsors;
            ``(11) disseminate effective strategies for working with 
        disadvantaged youth in national service programs, as determined 
        by organizations with an established expertise in working with 
        such youth; and
            ``(12) carry out such other activities as the Chief 
        Executive Officer determines to be appropriate.
``SEC. 198P. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12653p.>>  VOLUNTEER GENERATION FUND.

    ``(a) Grants Authorized.--Subject to the availability of 
appropriations for this section, the Corporation may make grants to 
State Commissions and nonprofit organizations for the purpose of 
assisting the State Commissions and nonprofit organizations to--
            ``(1) develop and carry out volunteer programs described in 
        subsection (c); and
            ``(2) make subgrants to support and create new local 
        community-based entities that recruit, manage, or support 
        volunteers as described in such subsection.

    ``(b) Application.--
            ``(1) In general.--Each State Commission or nonprofit 
        organization desiring a grant under this section shall submit an 
        application to the Corporation at such time, in such manner, and 
        accompanied by such information as the Corporation may 
        reasonably require.
            ``(2) Contents.--Each application submitted pursuant to 
        paragraph (1) shall contain--
                    ``(A)(i) a description of the program that the 
                applicant will provide;
                    ``(B) an assurance that the applicant will annually 
                collect information on--
                          ``(i) the number of volunteers recruited for 
                      activities carried out under this section, using 
                      funds received under this section, and the type 
                      and amount of activities carried out by such 
                      volunteers; and
                          ``(ii) the number of volunteers managed or 
                      supported using funds received under this section, 
                      and the type and amount of activities carried out 
                      by such volunteers;
                    ``(C) a description of the outcomes the applicant 
                will use to annually measure and track performance with 
                regard to--
                          ``(i) activities carried out by volunteers; 
                      and

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                          ``(ii) volunteers recruited, managed, or 
                      supported; and
                    ``(D) such additional assurances as the Corporation 
                determines to be essential to ensure compliance with the 
                requirements of this section.

    ``(c) Eligible Volunteer Programs.--A State Commission or nonprofit 
organization receiving a grant under this section shall use the 
assistance--
            ``(1) directly to carry out volunteer programs or to develop 
        and support community-based entities that recruit, manage, or 
        support volunteers, by carrying out activities consistent with 
        the goals of the subgrants described in paragraph (2); or
            ``(2) through subgrants to community-based entities to carry 
        out volunteer programs or develop and support such entities that 
        recruit, manage, or support volunteers, through 1 or more of the 
        following types of subgrants:
                    ``(A) A subgrant to a community-based entity for 
                activities that are consistent with the priorities set 
                by the State's national service plan as described in 
                section 178(e), or by the Corporation.
                    ``(B) A subgrant to recruit, manage, or support 
                volunteers to a community-based entity such as a 
                volunteer coordinating agency, a nonprofit resource 
                center, a volunteer training clearinghouse, an 
                institution of higher education, or a collaborative 
                partnership of faith-based and community-based 
                organizations.
                    ``(C) A subgrant to a community-based entity that 
                provides technical assistance and support to--
                          ``(i) strengthen the capacity of local 
                      volunteer infrastructure organizations;
                          ``(ii) address areas of national need (as 
                      defined in section 198B(a)); and
                          ``(iii) expand the number of volunteers 
                      nationally.

    ``(d) Allocation of Funds.--
            ``(1) In general.--Of the funds allocated by the Corporation 
        for provision of assistance under this section for a fiscal 
        year--
                    ``(A) the Corporation shall use 50 percent of such 
                funds to award grants, on a competitive basis, to State 
                Commissions and nonprofit organizations for such fiscal 
                year; and
                    ``(B) the Corporation shall use 50 percent of such 
                funds make an allotment to the State Commissions of each 
                of the several States, the District of Columbia, and the 
                Commonwealth of Puerto Rico based on the formula 
                described in subsections (e) and (f) of section 129, 
                subject to paragraph (2).
            ``(2) Minimum grant amount.--In order to ensure that each 
        State Commission is able to improve efforts to recruit, manage, 
        or support volunteers, the Corporation may determine a minimum 
        grant amount for allotments under paragraph (1)(B).

    ``(e) Limitation on Administrative Costs.--Not more than 5 percent 
of the amount of any grant provided under this section for a fiscal year 
may be used to pay for administrative costs incurred by either the 
recipient of the grant or any community-based entity receiving 
assistance or a subgrant under such grant.
    ``(f) Matching Fund Requirements.--The Corporation share of the cost 
of carrying out a program that receives assistance

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under this section, whether the assistance is provided directly or as a 
subgrant from the original recipient of the assistance, may not exceed--
            ``(1) 80 percent of such cost for the first year in which 
        the recipient receives such assistance;
            ``(2) 70 percent of such cost for the second year in which 
        the recipient receives such assistance;
            ``(3) 60 percent of such cost for the third year in which 
        the recipient receives such assistance; and
            ``(4) 50 percent of such cost for the fourth year in which 
        the recipient receives such assistance and each year 
        thereafter.''.
SEC. 1809. NONPROFIT CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM.

    Subtitle H of title I (42 U.S.C. 12653 et seq.) is amended by adding 
at the end the following:

              ``PART V--NONPROFIT CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM

``SEC. 198S. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12653s.>>  NONPROFIT CAPACITY 
                          BUILDING.

    ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
            ``(1) Intermediary nonprofit grantee.--The term 
        `intermediary nonprofit grantee' means an intermediary nonprofit 
        organization that receives a grant under subsection (b).
            ``(2) Intermediary nonprofit organization.--The term 
        `intermediary nonprofit organization' means an experienced and 
        capable nonprofit entity with meaningful prior experience in 
        providing organizational development assistance, or capacity 
        building assistance, focused on small and midsize nonprofit 
        organizations.
            ``(3) Nonprofit.--The term `nonprofit', used with respect to 
        an entity or organization, means--
                    ``(A) an entity or organization described in section 
                501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and 
                exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of such Code; 
                and
                    ``(B) an entity or organization described in 
                paragraph (1) or (2) of section 170(c) of such Code.
            ``(4) State.--The term `State' means each of the several 
        States, and the District of Columbia.

    ``(b) Grants.--The Corporation shall establish a Nonprofit Capacity 
Building Program to make grants to intermediary nonprofit organizations 
to serve as intermediary nonprofit grantees. The Corporation shall make 
the grants to enable the intermediary nonprofit grantees to pay for the 
Federal share of the cost of delivering organizational development 
assistance, including training on best practices, financial planning, 
grantwriting, and compliance with the applicable tax laws, for small and 
midsize nonprofit organizations, especially those nonprofit 
organizations facing resource hardship challenges. Each of the grantees 
shall match the grant funds by providing a non-Federal share as 
described in subsection (f).
    ``(c) Amount.--To the extent practicable, the Corporation shall make 
such a grant to an intermediary nonprofit organization in each State, 
and shall make such grant in an amount of not less than $200,000.

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    ``(d) Application.--To be eligible to receive a grant under this 
section, an intermediary nonprofit organization shall submit an 
application to the Corporation at such time, in such manner, and 
containing such information as the Corporation may require. The 
intermediary nonprofit organization shall submit in the application 
information demonstrating that the organization has secured sufficient 
resources to meet the requirements of subsection (f).
    ``(e) Preference and Considerations.--
            ``(1) Preference.--In making such grants, the Corporation 
        shall give preference to intermediary nonprofit organizations 
        seeking to become intermediary nonprofit grantees in areas where 
        nonprofit organizations face significant resource hardship 
        challenges.
            ``(2) Considerations.--In determining whether to make a 
        grant the Corporation shall consider--
                    ``(A) the number of small and midsize nonprofit 
                organizations that will be served by the grant;
                    ``(B) the degree to which the activities proposed to 
                be provided through the grant will assist a wide number 
                of nonprofit organizations within a State, relative to 
                the proposed amount of the grant; and
                    ``(C) the quality of the organizational development 
                assistance to be delivered by the intermediary nonprofit 
                grantee, including the qualifications of its 
                administrators and representatives, and its record in 
                providing services to small and midsize nonprofit 
                organizations.

    ``(f) Federal Share.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Federal share of the cost as 
        referenced in subsection (b) shall be 50 percent.
            ``(2) Non-federal share.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The non-Federal share of the cost 
                as referenced in subsection (b) shall be 50 percent and 
                shall be provided in cash.
                    ``(B) Third party contributions.--
                          ``(i) In general.--Except as provided in 
                      clause (ii), an intermediary nonprofit grantee 
                      shall provide the non-Federal share of the cost 
                      through contributions from third parties. The 
                      third parties may include charitable grantmaking 
                      entities and grantmaking vehicles within existing 
                      organizations, entities of corporate philanthropy, 
                      corporations, individual donors, and regional, 
                      State, or local government agencies, or other non-
                      Federal sources.
                          ``(ii) Exception.--If the intermediary 
                      nonprofit grantee is a private foundation (as 
                      defined in section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue 
                      Code of 1986), a donor advised fund (as defined in 
                      section 4966(d)(2) of such Code), an organization 
                      which is described in section 4966(d)(4)(A)(i) of 
                      such Code, or an organization which is described 
                      in section 4966(d)(4)(B) of such Code, the grantee 
                      shall provide the non-Federal share from within 
                      that grantee's own funds.
                          ``(iii) Maintenance of effort, prior year 
                      third-party funding levels.--For purposes of 
                      maintaining private sector support levels for the 
                      activities specified by this program, a non-
                      Federal share that includes donations by third 
                      parties shall be composed in a way

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                      that does not decrease prior levels of funding 
                      from the same third parties granted to the 
                      nonprofit intermediary grantee in the preceding 
                      year.

    ``(g) Reservation.--Of the amount authorized to provide financial 
assistance under this subtitle, there shall be made available to carry 
out this section $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 
2014.''.

              Subtitle I--Training and Technical Assistance

SEC. 1821. TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.

    Title I is further amended by adding at the end the following new 
subtitle:

             ``Subtitle J--Training and Technical Assistance

``SEC. 199N. <<NOTE: 42 USC 12657.>>  TRAINING AND TECHNICAL 
                          ASSISTANCE.

    ``(a) <<NOTE: Grants. Contracts.>>  In General.--The Corporation 
shall, directly or through grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements 
(including through State Commissions), conduct appropriate training for 
and provide technical assistance to--
            ``(1) programs receiving assistance under the national 
        service laws; and
            ``(2) entities (particularly entities in rural areas and 
        underserved communities) that desire to--
                    ``(A) carry out or establish national service 
                programs; or
                    ``(B) apply for assistance (including subgrants) 
                under the national service laws.

    ``(b) Activities Included.--Such training and technical assistance 
activities may include--
            ``(1) providing technical assistance to entities applying to 
        carry out national service programs or entities carrying out 
        national service programs;
            ``(2) promoting leadership development in national service 
        programs;
            ``(3) improving the instructional and programmatic quality 
        of national service programs;
            ``(4) developing the management and budgetary skills of 
        individuals operating or overseeing national service programs, 
        including developing skills to increase the cost effectiveness 
        of the programs under the national service laws;
            ``(5) providing for or improving the training provided to 
        the participants in programs under the national service laws;
            ``(6) facilitating the education of individuals 
        participating in national service programs in risk management 
        procedures, including the training of participants in 
        appropriate risk management practices;
            ``(7) training individuals operating or overseeing national 
        service programs--
                    ``(A) in volunteer recruitment, management, and 
                retention to improve the abilities of such individuals 
                to use

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                participants and other volunteers in an effective 
                manner, which training results in high-quality service 
                and the desire of participants and volunteers to 
                continue to serve in other capacities after the program 
                is completed;
                    ``(B) in program evaluation and performance measures 
                to inform practices to augment the capacity and 
                sustainability of the national service programs; or
                    ``(C) to effectively accommodate individuals with 
                disabilities to increase the participation of 
                individuals with disabilities in national service 
                programs, which training may utilize funding from the 
                reservation of funds under section 129(k) to increase 
                the participation of individuals with disabilities;
            ``(8) establishing networks and collaboration among 
        employers, educators, and other key stakeholders in the 
        community to further leverage resources to increase local 
        participation in national service programs, and to coordinate 
        community-wide planning and service with respect to national 
        service programs;
            ``(9) providing training and technical assistance for the 
        National Senior Service Corps, including providing such training 
        and technical assistance to programs receiving assistance under 
        section 201 of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 
        U.S.C. 5001); and
            ``(10) carrying out such other activities as the Chief 
        Executive Officer determines to be appropriate.

    ``(c) Priority.--In carrying out this section, the Corporation shall 
give priority to programs under the national service laws and entities 
eligible to establish such programs that seek training or technical 
assistance and that--
            ``(1) seek to carry out high-quality programs where the 
        services are needed most;
            ``(2) seek to carry out high-quality programs where national 
        service programs do not exist or where the programs are too 
        limited to meet community needs;
            ``(3) seek to carry out high-quality programs that focus on 
        and provide service opportunities for underserved rural and 
        urban areas and populations; and
            ``(4) seek to assist programs in developing a service 
        component that combines students, out-of-school youths, and 
        older adults as participants to provide needed community 
        services.''.

      Subtitle J--Repeal of Title III (Points of Light Foundation)

SEC. 1831. REPEAL.

    (a) In General.--Title III <<NOTE: 42 USC 12661-12664, 12501 
note.>>  (42 U.S.C. 12661 et seq.) is repealed.

    (b) Conforming Amendments.--Section 401 (42 U.S.C. 12671) is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``term'' and all that 
        follows through the period and inserting the following: ``term 
        `administrative organization' means a nonprofit private 
        organization that enters into an agreement with the Corporation 
        to carry out this section.''; and
            (2) by striking ``Foundation'' each place it appears and 
        inserting ``administrative organization''.

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   Subtitle K--Amendments to Title V (Authorization of Appropriations)

SEC. 1841. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Section 501 (42 U.S.C. 12681) is amended--
            (1) by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following:

    ``(a) Title I.--
            ``(1) Subtitle b.--
                    ``(A) In general.--There are authorized to be 
                appropriated to provide financial assistance under 
                subtitle B of title I--
                          ``(i) $97,000,000 for fiscal year 2010; and
                          ``(ii) such sums as may be necessary for each 
                      of fiscal years 2011 through 2014.
                    ``(B) Part iv reservation.--Of the amount 
                appropriated under subparagraph (A) for a fiscal year, 
                the Corporation may reserve such sums as may be 
                necessary to carry out part IV of subtitle B of title I.
                    ``(C) Section 118a.--Of the amount appropriated 
                under subparagraph (A) and not reserved under 
                subparagraph (B) for a fiscal year, not more than 
                $7,000,000 shall be made available for awards to 
                Campuses of Service under section 118A.
                    ``(D) Section 119(c)(8).--Of the amount appropriated 
                under subparagraph (A) and not reserved under 
                subparagraph (B) for a fiscal year, not more than 
                $10,000,000 shall be made available for summer of 
                service program grants under section 119(c)(8), and not 
                more than $10,000,000 shall be deposited in the National 
                Service Trust to support summer of service educational 
                awards, consistent with section 119(c)(8).
                    ``(E) Section 119(c)(9).--Of the amount appropriated 
                under subparagraph (A) and not reserved under 
                subparagraph (B) for a fiscal year, not more than 
                $20,000,000 shall be made available for youth engagement 
                zone programs under section 119(c)(9).
                    ``(F) General programs.--Of the amount remaining 
                after the application of subparagraphs (A) through (E) 
                for a fiscal year--
                          ``(i) not more than 60 percent shall be 
                      available to provide financial assistance under 
                      part I of subtitle B of title I;
                          ``(ii) not more than 25 percent shall be 
                      available to provide financial assistance under 
                      part II of such subtitle; and
                          ``(iii) not less than 15 percent shall be 
                      available to provide financial assistance under 
                      part III of such subtitle.
            ``(2) Subtitles c and d.--There are authorized to be 
        appropriated, for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014, such 
        sums as may be necessary to provide financial assistance under 
        subtitle C of title I and to provide national service 
        educational awards under subtitle D of title I for the number of 
        participants described in section 121(f)(1) for each such fiscal 
        year.
            ``(3) Subtitle e.--

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                    ``(A) In general.--There are authorized to be 
                appropriated to operate the National Civilian Community 
                Corps and provide financial assistance under subtitle E 
                of title I, such sums as may be necessary for each of 
                fiscal years 2010 through 2014.
                    ``(B) Priority.--Notwithstanding any other provision 
                of this Act, in obligating the amounts made available 
                pursuant to the authorization of appropriations in this 
                paragraph, priority shall be given to programs carrying 
                out activities in areas for which the President has 
                declared the existence of a major disaster, in 
                accordance with section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford 
                Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 
                5170), including a major disaster as a consequence of 
                Hurricane Katrina or Rita.
            ``(4) Subtitle h.--
                    ``(A) Authorization.--There are authorized to be 
                appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each of 
                fiscal years 2010 through 2014 to provide financial 
                assistance under subtitle H of title I.
                    ``(B) Section 198b.--Of the amount authorized under 
                subparagraph (A) for a fiscal year, such sums as may be 
                necessary shall be made available to provide financial 
                assistance under section 198B and to provide national 
                service educational awards under subtitle D of title I 
                to the number of participants in national service 
                positions established or increased as provided in 
                section 198B(b)(3) for such year.
                    ``(C) Section 198c.--Of the amount authorized under 
                subparagraph (A) for a fiscal year, $12,000,000 shall be 
                made available to provide financial assistance under 
                section 198C.
                    ``(D) Section 198h.--Of the amount authorized under 
                subparagraph (A) for a fiscal year, such sums as may be 
                necessary shall be made available to provide financial 
                assistance under section 198H.
                    ``(E) Section 198k.--Of the amount authorized under 
                subparagraph (A), there shall be made available to carry 
                out section 198K--
                          ``(i) $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2010;
                          ``(ii) $60,000,000 for fiscal year 2011;
                          ``(iii) $70,000,000 for fiscal year 2012;
                          ``(iv) $80,000,000 for fiscal year 2013; and
                          ``(v) $100,000,000 for fiscal year 2014.
                    ``(F) Section 198p.--Of the amount authorized under 
                subparagraph (A), there shall be made available to carry 
                out section 198P--
                          ``(i) $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2010;
                          ``(ii) $60,000,000 for fiscal year 2011;
                          ``(iii) $70,000,000 for fiscal year 2012;
                          ``(iv) $80,000,000 for fiscal year 2013; and
                          ``(v) $100,000,000 for fiscal year 2014.
            ``(5) Administration.--
                    ``(A) In general.--There are authorized to be 
                appropriated for the administration of this Act, 
                including financial assistance under section 126(a), 
                such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 
                2010 through 2014.

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                    ``(B) Corporation.--Of the amounts appropriated 
                under subparagraph (A) for a fiscal year, a portion 
                shall be made available to provide financial assistance 
                under section 126(a).
            ``(6) Evaluation, training, and technical assistance.--
        Notwithstanding paragraphs (1), (2), and (4) and any other 
        provision of law, of the amounts appropriated for a fiscal year 
        under subtitles B, C, and H of title I of this Act and under 
        titles I and II of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, 
        the Corporation shall reserve not more than 2.5 percent to carry 
        out sections 112(e) and 179A and subtitle J, of which $1,000,000 
        shall be used by the Corporation to carry out section 179A. 
        Notwithstanding subsection (b), amounts so reserved shall be 
        available only for the fiscal year for which the amounts are 
        reserved.'';
            (2) by striking subsections (b) and (d); and
            (3) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (b).

            TITLE II--DOMESTIC VOLUNTEER SERVICE ACT OF 1973

SEC. 2001. REFERENCES.

    Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this title an 
amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal 
of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to 
be made to a section or other provision of the Domestic Volunteer 
Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 4950 et seq.).
SEC. 2002. VOLUNTEERISM POLICY.

    Section 2 (42 U.S.C. 4950) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``both young'' and all 
        that follows through the period and inserting ``individuals of 
        all ages and backgrounds.''; and
            (2) in subsection (b), by inserting after ``State, and local 
        agencies'' the following: ``, expand relationships with, and 
        support for, the efforts of civic, community, and educational 
        organizations,''.

           Subtitle A--National Volunteer Antipoverty Programs

               CHAPTER 1--VOLUNTEERS IN SERVICE TO AMERICA

SEC. 2101. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.

    Section 101 (42 U.S.C. 4951) is amended--
            (1) in the second sentence, by striking ``exploit'' and all 
        that follows through the period and inserting ``increase 
        opportunities for self-advancement by persons affected by such 
        problems.''; and
            (2) in the third sentence, by striking ``at the local 
        level'' and all that follows through the period and inserting 
        ``at the local level, to support efforts by local agencies and 
        community organizations to achieve long-term sustainability of 
        projects, and to strengthen local agencies and community 
        organizations to carry out the objectives of this part.''.

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SEC. 2102. SELECTION AND ASSIGNMENT OF VOLUNTEERS.

    Section 103 (42 U.S.C. 4953) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``the 
                Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands,'' after 
                ``American Samoa,'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``handicapped 
                individuals'' and all that follows through the semicolon 
                and inserting ``individuals with disabilities, 
                especially individuals with severe disabilities;'';
                    (C) in paragraph (3), by striking ``the jobless, the 
                hungry,'' and inserting ``unemployed individuals,'';
                    (D) in paragraph (4), by striking ``prevention, 
                education,'' and inserting ``through prevention, 
                education, rehabilitation, treatment,'';
                    (E) in paragraph (5), by striking ``chronic and 
                life-threatening illnesses'' and inserting ``mental 
                illness, chronic and life-threatening illnesses,'';
                    (F) in paragraph (6)--
                          (i) by striking ``Headstart act'' and 
                      inserting ``Head Start Act''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``and'' after the semicolon 
                      at the end;
                    (G) in paragraph (7), by striking the period at the 
                end and inserting a semicolon; and
                    (H) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(8) in assisting with the reentry and reintegration of 
        formerly incarcerated youth and adults into society, including 
        providing training and counseling in education, employment, and 
        life skills;
            ``(9) in developing and carrying out financial literacy, 
        financial planning, budgeting, saving, and reputable credit 
        accessibility programs in low-income communities, including 
        those programs that educate individuals about financing home 
        ownership and higher education;
            ``(10) in initiating and supporting before-school and after-
        school programs, serving children in low-income communities, 
        that may engage participants in mentoring, tutoring, life skills 
        and study skills programs, service-learning, physical, 
        nutrition, and health education programs, and other activities 
        addressing the needs of the children;
            ``(11) in establishing and supporting community economic 
        development initiatives, with a priority on work on such 
        initiatives in rural areas and the other areas where such 
        initiatives are needed most;
            ``(12) in assisting veterans and their family members 
        through establishing or augmenting programs that assist such 
        persons with access to legal assistance, health care (including 
        mental health care), employment counseling or training, 
        education counseling or training, affordable housing, and other 
        support services; and
            ``(13) in addressing the health and wellness of individuals 
        in low-income communities and individuals in underserved 
        communities, including programs to increase access to preventive 
        services, insurance, and health services.'';
            (2) in subsection (b)--

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                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``recruitment and 
                placement procedures'' and inserting ``placement 
                procedures that involve sponsoring organizations and'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2)--
                          (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking 
                      ``Community Service Trust Act of 1993'' and all 
                      that follows through the period at the end of the 
                      fourth sentence and inserting ``Community Service 
                      Act of 1990.'';
                          (ii) in subparagraph (B), by striking 
                      ``central information system that shall, on 
                      request, promptly provide'' and inserting 
                      ``database that provides''; and
                          (iii) in subparagraph (C), in the second 
                      sentence, by inserting ``and management'' after 
                      ``the recruitment''; and
                    (C) in paragraph (5)(B), by striking ``information 
                system'' and inserting ``database'';
            (3) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) in subparagraph (A), by inserting ``the 
                      Internet and related technologies,'' before 
                      ``radio,'';
                          (ii) in subparagraph (B), by inserting 
                      ``Internet and related technologies,'' before 
                      ``print media,'';
                          (iii) in subparagraph (C), by inserting 
                      ``State or local offices of economic development, 
                      State employment security agencies, employment 
                      offices,'' before ``and other institutions''; and
                          (iv) in subparagraph (F), by striking 
                      ``Community Service Trust Act of 1993'' and 
                      inserting ``Community Service Act of 1990''; and
                    (B) by striking paragraph (4);
            (4) in subsection (d), in the second sentence, by striking 
        ``private industry council established under the Job Training 
        Partnership Act or'';
            (5) in subsection (g), in the first sentence, by striking 
        ``, and such'' and all that follows through the period and 
        inserting a period; and
            (6) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(i) The Director may enter into agreements under which public and 
private nonprofit organizations, with sufficient financial capacity and 
size, pay for all or a portion of the costs of supporting the service of 
volunteers under this part.''.
SEC. 2103. SUPPORT SERVICE.

    Section 105(a)(1)(B) (42 U.S.C. 4955(a)(1)(B)) is amended--
            (1) by striking the first sentence and inserting the 
        following: ``Such stipend shall be set at a rate that is not 
        less than a minimum of $125 per month and not more than a 
        maximum of $150 per month, subject to the availability of funds 
        to provide such a maximum rate.''; and
            (2) in the second sentence, by striking ``stipend of a 
        maximum of $200 per month'' and inserting ``stipend set at a 
        rate that is not more than a maximum of $250 per month''.
SEC. 2104. REPEAL.

    Section 109 (42 U.S.C. 4959) is repealed.
SEC. 2105. REDESIGNATION.

    Section 110 (42 U.S.C. 4960) is redesignated as section 109.

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                  CHAPTER 2--UNIVERSITY YEAR FOR VISTA

SEC. 2121. UNIVERSITY YEAR FOR VISTA.

    Part B of title I (42 U.S.C. 4971 et seq.) <<NOTE: 42 USC 4971-
4973.>>  is repealed.

                  CHAPTER 3--SPECIAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

SEC. 2131. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.

    Section 121 (42 U.S.C. 4991) is amended in the second sentence by 
striking ``situations'' and inserting ``organizations''.
SEC. 2132. LITERACY CHALLENGE GRANTS.

    Section 124 (42 U.S.C. 4995) is repealed.

                Subtitle B--National Senior Service Corps

SEC. 2141. TITLE.

    Title II (42 U.S.C. 5000 et seq.) is amended by striking the title 
heading and inserting the following:

              ``TITLE II--NATIONAL SENIOR SERVICE CORPS''.

SEC. 2142. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.

    Section 200 (42 U.S.C. 5000) is amended to read as follows:
``SEC. 200. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.

    ``It is the purpose of this title to provide--
            ``(1) opportunities for senior service to meet unmet local, 
        State, and national needs in the areas of education, public 
        safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, relief, and 
        recovery, health and human needs, and the environment;
            ``(2) for the National Senior Service Corps, comprised of 
        the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, the Foster Grandparent 
        Program, and the Senior Companion Program, and demonstration and 
        other programs, to empower people 55 years of age or older to 
        contribute to their communities through service, enhance the 
        lives of those who serve and those whom they serve, and provide 
        communities with valuable services;
            ``(3) opportunities for people 55 years of age or older, 
        through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, to share their 
        knowledge, experiences, abilities, and skills for the betterment 
        of their communities and themselves;
            ``(4) opportunities for low-income people 55 years of age or 
        older, through the Foster Grandparents Program, to have a 
        positive impact on the lives of children in need; and
            ``(5) opportunities for low-income people 55 years of age or 
        older, through the Senior Companion Program, to provide support 
        services and companionship to other older individuals through 
        volunteer service.''.
SEC. 2143. RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM.

    Section 201 (42 U.S.C. 5001(a)) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                striking ``avail'' and all that follows through 
                ``community,'' and inserting ``share their experiences, 
                abilities, and skills to

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                improve their communities and themselves through service 
                in their communities,'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``, and 
                individuals 60 years of age or older will be given 
                priority for enrollment,''; and
                    (C) in paragraph (4)--
                          (i) by striking ``established and will be 
                      carried out'' and inserting ``designed and 
                      implemented''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``field of service'' and all 
                      that follows through the period at the end and 
                      inserting ``field of service to be provided, as 
                      well as persons who have expertise in the 
                      management of volunteers and the needs of older 
                      individuals.''; and
            (2) <<NOTE: Effective date. Grants. Contracts.>>  by adding 
        at the end the following:

    ``(e)(1) Beginning with fiscal year 2013 and for each fiscal year 
thereafter, each grant or contract awarded under this section, for such 
a year, shall be--
            ``(A) awarded for a period of 3 years, with an option for a 
        grant renewal of 3 years if the grantee meets the performances 
        measures established under subsection (g); and
            ``(B) awarded through a competitive process described in 
        paragraph (2).

    ``(2)(A) <<NOTE: Regulations. Public information. Deadline.>>  The 
Corporation shall promulgate regulations establishing the competitive 
process required under paragraph (1)(B), and make such regulations 
available to the public, not later than 18 months after the date of the 
enactment of the Serve America Act. <<NOTE: Consultation.>>  The 
Corporation shall consult with the directors of programs receiving 
grants under this section during the development and implementation of 
the competitive process.

    ``(B) The competitive process required by subparagraph (A) shall--
            ``(i) include the use of a peer review panel, including 
        members with expertise in senior service and aging, to review 
        applications;
            ``(ii) include site inspections of programs assisted under 
        this section, as appropriate;
            ``(iii) in the case of an applicant who has previously 
        received a grant or contract for a program under this section, 
        include an evaluation of the program conducted by a review team, 
        as described in subsection (f);
            ``(iv) ensure that--
                    ``(I) the grants or contracts awarded under this 
                section through the competitive process for a grant or 
                contract cycle support an aggregate number of volunteer 
                service years for a given geographic service area that 
                is not less than the aggregate number of volunteer 
                service years supported under this section for such 
                service area for the previous grant or contract cycle;
                    ``(II) the grants or contracts awarded under this 
                section through the competitive process for a grant or 
                contract cycle maintain a similar program distribution, 
                as compared to the program distribution for the previous 
                grant or contract cycle; and
                    ``(III) every effort is made to minimize the 
                disruption to volunteers; and
            ``(v) include the use of performance measures, outcomes, and 
        other criteria established under subsection (g).

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    ``(f)(1) <<NOTE: Effective date. Grants. Contracts. Evaluation.>>  
Notwithstanding section 412, and effective beginning 180 days after the 
date of enactment of the Serve America Act, each grant or contract under 
this section that expires in fiscal year 2011, 2012, or 2013 shall be 
subject to an evaluation process conducted by a review team described in 
paragraph (4). The evaluation process shall be carried out, to the 
maximum extent practicable, in fiscal year 2010, 2011, and 2012, 
respectively.

    ``(2) <<NOTE: Regulations. Public 
information. Deadline. Consultation.>>  The Corporation shall promulgate 
regulations establishing the evaluation process required under paragraph 
(1), and make such regulations available to the public, not later than 
18 months after the date of enactment of the Serve America Act. The 
Corporation shall consult with the directors of programs receiving 
grants under this section during the development and implementation of 
the evaluation process.

    ``(3) The evaluation process required under paragraph (1) shall--
            ``(A) include performance measures, outcomes, and other 
        criteria established under subsection (g); and
            ``(B) evaluate the extent to which the recipient of the 
        grant or contract meets or exceeds such performance measures, 
        outcomes, and other criteria through a review of the recipient.

    ``(4) To the maximum extent practicable, the Corporation shall 
provide that each evaluation required by this subsection is conducted by 
a review team that--
            ``(A) includes individuals who are knowledgeable about 
        programs assisted under this section;
            ``(B) includes current or former employees of the 
        Corporation who are knowledgeable about programs assisted under 
        this section;
            ``(C) includes representatives of communities served by 
        volunteers of programs assisted under this section; and
            ``(D) shall receive periodic training to ensure quality and 
        consistency across evaluations.

    ``(5) The findings of an evaluation described in this subsection of 
a program described in paragraph (1) shall--
            ``(A) be presented to the recipient of the grant or contract 
        for such program in a timely, transparent, and uniform manner 
        that conveys information of program strengths and weaknesses and 
        assists with program improvement; and
            ``(B) be used as the basis for program improvement, and for 
        the provision of training and technical assistance.

    ``(g)(1) <<NOTE: Performance measures. Criteria.>>  The Corporation 
shall, with particular attention to the different needs of rural and 
urban programs assisted under this section, develop performance 
measures, outcomes, and other criteria for programs assisted under this 
section that--
            ``(A) include an assessment of the strengths and areas in 
        need of improvement of a program assisted under this section;
            ``(B) include an assessment of whether such program has 
        adequately addressed population and community-wide needs;
            ``(C) include an assessment of the efforts of such program 
        to collaborate with other community-based organizations, units 
        of government, and entities providing services to seniors, 
        taking into account barriers to such collaboration that such 
        program may encounter;

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            ``(D) include a protocol for fiscal management that shall be 
        used to assess such program's compliance with the program 
        requirements for the appropriate use of Federal funds;
            ``(E) include an assessment of whether the program is in 
        conformity with the eligibility, outreach, enrollment, and other 
        requirements for programs assisted under this section; and
            ``(F) contain other measures of performance developed by the 
        Corporation, in consultation with the review teams described in 
        subsection (f)(4).

    ``(2)(A) The performance measures, outcomes, and other criteria 
established under this subsection may be updated or modified as 
necessary, in consultation with directors of programs under this 
section, but not earlier than fiscal year 2014.
    ``(B) For <<NOTE: Notification.>>  each fiscal year preceding fiscal 
year 2014, the Corporation may, after consulting with directors of the 
programs under this section, determine that a performance measure, 
outcome, or criterion established under this subsection is operationally 
problematic, and may, in consultation with such directors and after 
notifying the authorizing committees--
            ``(i) eliminate the use of that performance measure, outcome 
        or criterion; or
            ``(ii) modify that performance measure, outcome, or 
        criterion as necessary to render it no longer operationally 
        problematic.

    ``(3) In the event that a program does not meet one or more of the 
performance measures, outcome, or criteria established under this 
subsection, the Corporation shall initiate procedures to terminate the 
program in accordance with section 412.
    ``(h) <<NOTE: Procedures.>>  The Chief Executive Officer shall 
develop procedures by which programs assisted under this section may 
receive training and technical assistance, which may include regular 
monitoring visits to assist programs in meeting the performance 
measures, outcomes, and criteria.

    ``(i)(1) Notwithstanding subsection (g)(3) or section 412, the 
Corporation shall continue to fund a program assisted under this section 
that has failed to meet or exceed the performance measures, outcomes, 
and other criteria established under this subsection for not more than 
12 months if the competitive process established under subsection (e) 
does not result in a successor grant or contract for such program, in 
order to minimize the disruption to volunteers and the disruption of 
services.
    ``(2) In the case where a program is continued under paragraph (1), 
the Corporation shall conduct outreach regarding the availability of a 
grant under this section for the area served by such program and 
establish a new competition for awarding the successor program to the 
continued program. The recipient operating the continued program shall 
remain eligible for the new competition.
    ``(3) The Corporation may monitor the recipient of a grant or 
contract supporting a program continued under paragraph (1) during this 
period and may provide training and technical assistance to assist such 
recipient in meeting the performance measures for such program.
    ``(j) <<NOTE: Web posting. Deadline.>>  The Corporation shall 
develop and disseminate an online resource guide for programs under this 
section not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of the Serve 
America Act, which shall include--
            ``(1) examples of high-performing programs assisted under 
        this section;

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            ``(2) corrective actions for underperforming programs; and
            ``(3) examples of meaningful outcome-based performance 
        measures, outcomes, and criteria that capture a program's 
        mission and priorities.''.
SEC. 2144. FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM.

    Section 211 (42 U.S.C. 5011) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in the first sentence--
                          (i) by striking ``aged sixty'' and inserting 
                      ``age 55''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``children having exceptional 
                      needs'' and inserting ``children having special or 
                      exceptional needs or circumstances identified as 
                      limiting their academic, social, or emotional 
                      development''; and
                    (B) in the second sentence--
                          (i) by striking ``any of a variety of''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``children with special or 
                      exceptional needs'' and inserting ``children 
                      having special or exceptional needs or 
                      circumstances identified as limiting their 
                      academic, social, or emotional development'';
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), 
                      by striking ``shall have'' and all that follows 
                      through ``(2) of the subsection'' and inserting 
                      ``may determine'';
                          (ii) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``and'' 
                      after the semicolon at the end;
                          (iii) in subparagraph (B), by striking the 
                      period at the end and inserting ``; and''; and
                          (iv) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(C) whether it is in the best interest of the child 
        receiving, and the particular foster grandparent providing, 
        services in such a project, to continue the relationship between 
        the child and the grandparent under this part after the child 
        reaches the age of 21, if such child is an individual with a 
        disability who was receiving such services prior to attaining 
        the age of 21.''; and
                    (B) by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the 
                following:

    ``(2) If an assignment of a foster grandparent under this part is 
suspended or discontinued, the replacement of that foster grandparent 
shall be determined in a manner consistent with paragraph (3).'';
            (3) in subsection (d), by striking ``$2.45 per hour'' and 
        all that follows through ``five cents, except'' and inserting 
        ``$3.00 per hour, except'';
            (4) in subsection (e)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``125 per centum'' 
                and inserting ``200 percent''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``per centum'' and 
                inserting ``percent''; and
            (5) in subsection (f)(1)--
                    (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``subparagraphs 
                (B) and (C)'' and inserting ``subparagraph (B)''; and
                    (B) by striking subparagraph (C).

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SEC. 2145. SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM.

    Section 213(a) (42 U.S.C. 5013(a)) is amended by striking ``aged 60 
or over'' and inserting ``age 55 or older''.
SEC. 2146. GENERAL PROVISIONS.

    (a) Promotion of National Senior Service Corps.--Section 221 (42 
U.S.C. 5021) is amended--
            (1) in the section heading, by striking ``volunteer'' and 
        inserting ``service''; and
            (2) in subsection (b)(2), by striking ``participation of 
        volunteers'' and inserting ``participation of volunteers of all 
        ages and backgrounds, living in urban or rural communities''.

    (b) Minority Population Participation.--Section 223 (42 U.S.C. 5023) 
is amended--
            (1) in the section heading, by striking ``group'' and 
        inserting ``population''; and
            (2) by striking ``sixty years and older from minority 
        groups'' and inserting ``age 55 years or older from minority 
        populations''.

    (c) Use of Locally Generated Contributions in National Senior 
Service Corps.--Section 224 (42 U.S.C. 5024) is amended--
            (1) in the section heading, by striking ``volunteer'' and 
        inserting ``service''; and
            (2) by striking ``Volunteer Corps'' and inserting ``Service 
        Corps''.

    (d) National Problems of Local Concern.--Section 225 (42 U.S.C. 
5025) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``(10), 
                      (12), (15), and (16)'' and inserting ``(9), (11), 
                      and (14)''; and
                          (ii) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``(10)'' 
                      and inserting ``(9)'';
                    (B) by amending paragraph (2) to read as follows:

    ``(2) An applicant for a grant under paragraph (1) shall determine 
whether the program to be supported by the grant is a program under part 
A, B, or C, and shall submit an application as required for such 
program.''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(4) To the maximum extent practicable, the Director shall ensure 
that not less than 25 percent of the funds appropriated under this 
section are used to award grants--
            ``(A) to applicants for grants under this section that are 
        not receiving assistance from the Corporation at the time of 
        such grant award; or
            ``(B) to applicants from locations where no programs 
        supported under part A, B, or C are in effect at the time of 
        such grant award.

    ``(5) Notwithstanding paragraph (4), if, for a fiscal year, less 
than 25 percent of the applicants for grants under this section are 
applicants described in paragraph (4), the Director may use an amount 
that is greater than 75 percent of the funds appropriated under this 
subsection to award grants to applicants that are already receiving 
assistance from the Corporation at the time of such grant award.'';
            (2) in subsection (b)--

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                    (A) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``through 
                education, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation'' 
                before the period at the end;
                    (B) by striking paragraph (4) and inserting the 
                following:
            ``(4) Programs that establish and support mentoring programs 
        for low-income youth, including mentoring programs that match 
        such youth with mentors and match such youth with employment and 
        training programs, including apprenticeship programs.'';
                    (C) in paragraph (5), by inserting ``, including 
                literacy programs that serve youth, and adults, with 
                limited English proficiency'' before the period at the 
                end;
                    (D) by striking paragraphs (6) and (7) and inserting 
                the following:
            ``(6) Programs that provide respite care, including care for 
        elderly individuals and for children and individuals with 
        disabilities or chronic illnesses who are living at home.
            ``(7) Programs that provide before-school and after-school 
        activities, serving children in low-income communities, that may 
        engage participants in mentoring relationships, tutoring, life 
        skills, and study skills programs, service-learning, physical, 
        nutrition, and health education programs, and other activities 
        addressing the needs of the children in the communities, 
        including children of working parents.'';
                    (E) by striking paragraph (8);
                    (F) by redesignating paragraphs (9) through (15) as 
                paragraphs (8) through (14), respectively;
                    (G) in paragraph (10) (as redesignated by 
                subparagraph (F))--
                          (i) by striking ``educationally disadvantaged 
                      children'' and inserting ``students''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``the basic skills of such 
                      children'' and inserting ``the academic 
                      achievement of such students'';
                    (H) by striking paragraph (11) (as redesignated by 
                subparagraph (F)) and inserting the following:
            ``(11) Programs that engage older individuals with children 
        and youth to complete service in energy conservation, 
        environmental stewardship, or other environmental needs of a 
        community, including service relating to conducting energy 
        audits, insulating homes, or conducting other activities to 
        promote energy efficiency.'';
                    (I) by striking paragraph (14) (as redesignated by 
                subparagraph (F)) and inserting the following:
            ``(14) Programs in which the grant recipients involved 
        collaborate with criminal justice professionals and 
        organizations in order to provide prevention programs that serve 
        low-income youth or youth reentering society after incarceration 
        and their families, which prevention programs may include 
        mentoring, counseling, or employment counseling.'';
                    (J) by striking paragraph (16); and
                    (K) by redesignating paragraphs (17) and (18) as 
                paragraphs (15) and (16), respectively;
            (3) in subsection (c)(1), by inserting ``and that such 
        applicant has expertise applicable to implementing the proposed

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        program for which the applicant is requesting the grant'' before 
        the period at the end; and
            (4) in subsection (e), by inserting ``widely'' after 
        ``shall''.

    (e) Acceptance of Donations.--Part D of title II (42 U.S.C. 5021 et 
seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:
``SEC. 228. <<NOTE: 42 USC 5027a.>>  ACCEPTANCE OF DONATIONS.

    ``(a) In General.--Except as provided in subsection (b), an entity 
receiving assistance under this title may accept donations, including 
donations in cash or in kind fairly evaluated, including plant, 
equipment, or services.
    ``(b) Exception.--An entity receiving assistance under this title to 
carry out an activity shall not accept donations from the beneficiaries 
of the activity.''.

               Subtitle C--Administration and Coordination

SEC. 2151. SPECIAL LIMITATIONS.

    Section 404(a) (42 U.S.C. 5044(a)) is amended by inserting ``or 
other volunteers (not including participants under this Act and the 
National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12501 et seq.)),'' 
after ``employed workers'' both places such term appears.
SEC. 2152. APPLICATION OF FEDERAL LAW.

    Section 415 (42 U.S.C. 5055) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (c), by inserting ``(as such part was in 
        effect on the day before the date of enactment of the Serve 
        America Act)'' after ``part B''; and
            (2) in subsection (e), by inserting ``(as such part was in 
        effect on the day before the date of enactment of the Serve 
        America Act)'' after ``A, B''.
SEC. 2153. EVALUATION.

    Section 416 (42 U.S.C. 5056) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), in the first sentence, by striking 
        ``(including'' and all that follows through ``3 years)''; and
            (2) in subsection (f)(3), by striking ``Committee on 
        Education and Labor of the House of Representatives and the 
        Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate'' and 
        inserting ``authorizing committees''.
SEC. 2154. DEFINITIONS.

    Section 421 (42 U.S.C. 5061) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``, the Commonwealth of 
        the Northern Mariana Islands,'' after ``American Samoa'';
            (2) by striking paragraph (7);
            (3) in paragraph (13), by striking ``Volunteer Corps'' and 
        inserting ``Service Corps'';
            (4) in paragraph (14), by striking ``Volunteer Corps'' and 
        inserting ``Service Corps'';
            (5) by redesignating paragraphs (8) through (20) as 
        paragraphs (7) through (19), respectively;
            (6) in paragraph (18) (as redesignated by paragraph (5)), by 
        striking ``and'' after the semicolon at the end;

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            (7) in paragraph (19) (as redesignated by paragraph (5)), by 
        striking the period at the end and inserting ``; and''; and
            (8) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(20) the term `authorizing committees' means the Committee 
        on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives and the 
        Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the 
        Senate.''.
SEC. 2155. PROTECTION AGAINST IMPROPER USE.

    Section 425 (42 U.S.C. 5065) is amended, in the matter following 
paragraph (2), by striking ``Volunteer Corps'' and inserting ``Service 
Corps''.
SEC. 2156. PROVISIONS UNDER THE NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE ACT 
                          OF 1990.

    Title IV (42 U.S.C. 5043 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end 
the following:
``SEC. 426. <<NOTE: 42 USC 5066.>>  PROVISIONS UNDER THE NATIONAL 
                        AND COMMUNITY SERVICE ACT OF 1990.

    ``The Corporation shall carry out this Act in accordance with the 
provisions of this Act and the relevant provisions of the National and 
Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12501 et seq.), particularly 
the provisions of section 122 and subtitle F of title I of the National 
and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12572, 12631 et seq.) 
relating to the national service laws.''.

               Subtitle D--Authorization of Appropriations

SEC. 2161. AUTHORIZATIONS OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) National Volunteer Antipoverty Programs.--Section 501 (42 U.S.C. 
5081) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by striking paragraphs (1) through (4) and 
                inserting the following:
            ``(1) Volunteers in service to america.--There are 
        authorized to be appropriated to carry out part A of title I 
        $100,000,000 for fiscal year 2010 and such sums as may be 
        necessary for each of the fiscal years 2011 through 2014.
            ``(2) Special volunteer programs.--There are authorized to 
        be appropriated to carry out part C of title I such sums as may 
        be necessary for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014.''; and
                    (B) by redesignating paragraph (5) as paragraph (3);
            (2) in subsection (c), by striking ``part B or C'' and 
        inserting ``part C''; and
            (3) by striking subsection (e).

    (b) National Senior Service Corps.--Section 502 (42 U.S.C. 5082) is 
amended to read as follows:
``SEC. 502. NATIONAL SENIOR SERVICE CORPS.

    ``(a) Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.--There are authorized to 
be appropriated to carry out part A of title II, $70,000,000 for fiscal 
year 2010, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal 
years 2011 through 2014.

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    ``(b) Foster Grandparent Program.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out part B of title II, $115,000,000 for fiscal 
year 2010, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal 
years 2011 through 2014.
    ``(c) Senior Companion Program.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out part C of title II, $55,000,000 for fiscal 
year 2010, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal 
years 2011 through 2014.
    ``(d) Demonstration Programs.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out part E of title II, such sums as may be 
necessary for each of the fiscal years 2010 through 2014.''.
    (c) Administration and Coordination.--Section 504 (42 U.S.C. 5084) 
is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``fiscal years 1994 
        through 1996'' and inserting ``fiscal years 2010 through 2014''; 
        and
            (2) in subsection (b), by striking ``fiscal years 1994 
        through 1996'' and inserting ``fiscal years 2010 through 2014''.

          TITLE III--TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO TABLES OF CONTENTS

SEC. 3101. TABLE OF CONTENTS OF THE NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE 
                          ACT OF 1990.

    Section 1(b) of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 is 
amended to read as follows:
    ``(b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as 
follows:

``Sec. 1. Short title and table of contents.
``Sec. 2. Findings and purpose.

      ``TITLE I--NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE STATE GRANT PROGRAM

                    ``Subtitle A--General Provisions

``Sec. 101. Definitions.
``Sec. 102. Authority to make State grants.

``Subtitle B--School-Based and Community-Based Service-Learning Programs

     ``Part I--Programs for Elementary and Secondary School Students

``Sec. 111. Purpose.
``Sec. 111A. Definitions.
``Sec. 112. Assistance to States, territories, and Indian tribes.
``Sec. 112A. Allotments.
``Sec. 113. Applications.
``Sec. 114. Consideration of applications.
``Sec. 115. Participation of students and teachers from private schools.
``Sec. 116. Federal, State, and local contributions.
``Sec. 117. Limitations on uses of funds.

  ``Part II--Higher Education Innovative Programs for Community Service

``Sec. 118. Higher education innovative programs for community service.
``Sec. 118A. Campuses of Service.

``Part III--Innovative and Community-Based Service-Learning Programs and 
                                Research

``Sec. 119. Innovative and community-based service-learning programs and 
           research.

                ``Part IV--Service-Learning Impact Study

``Sec. 120. Study and report.

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              ``Subtitle C--National Service Trust Program

                ``Part I--Investment in National Service

``Sec. 121. Authority to provide assistance and approved national 
           service positions.
``Sec. 122. National service programs eligible for program assistance.
``Sec. 123. Types of national service positions eligible for approval 
           for national service educational awards.
``Sec. 124. Types of program assistance.
``Sec. 126. Other special assistance.

               ``Part II--Application and Approval Process

``Sec. 129. Provision of assistance and approved national service 
           positions.
``Sec. 129A. Educational awards only program.
``Sec. 130. Application for assistance and approved national service 
           positions.
``Sec. 131. National service program assistance requirements.
``Sec. 132. Ineligible service categories.
``Sec. 132A. Prohibited activities and ineligible organizations.
``Sec. 133. Consideration of applications.

                ``Part III--National Service Participants

``Sec. 137. Description of participants.
``Sec. 138. Selection of national service participants.
``Sec. 139. Terms of service.
``Sec. 140. Living allowances for national service participants.
``Sec. 141. National service educational awards.

``Subtitle D--National Service Trust and Provision of Educational Awards

``Sec. 145. Establishment of the National Service Trust.
``Sec. 146. Individuals eligible to receive an educational award from 
           the Trust.
``Sec. 146A. Certifications of successful completion of terms of 
           service.
``Sec. 147. Determination of the amount of the educational award.
``Sec. 148. Disbursement of educational awards.
``Sec. 149. Approval process for approved positions.

             ``Subtitle E--National Civilian Community Corps

``Sec. 151. Purpose.
``Sec. 152. Establishment of National Civilian Community Corps Program.
``Sec. 153. National service program.
``Sec. 154. Summer national service program.
``Sec. 155. National Civilian Community Corps.
``Sec. 156. Training.
``Sec. 157. Service projects.
``Sec. 158. Authorized benefits for Corps members.
``Sec. 159. Administrative provisions.
``Sec. 160. Status of Corps members and Corps personnel under Federal 
           law.
``Sec. 161. Contract and grant authority.
``Sec. 162. Responsibilities of Department of Defense.
``Sec. 163. Advisory board.
``Sec. 164. Evaluations.
``Sec. 165. Definitions.

                 ``Subtitle F--Administrative Provisions

``Sec. 171. Family and medical leave.
``Sec. 172. Reports.
``Sec. 173. Supplementation.
``Sec. 174. Prohibition on use of funds.
``Sec. 175. Nondiscrimination.
``Sec. 176. Notice, hearing, and grievance procedures.
``Sec. 177. Nonduplication and nondisplacement.
``Sec. 178. State Commissions on National and Community Service.
``Sec. 179. Evaluation.
``Sec. 179A. Civic Health Assessment and volunteering research and 
           evaluation.
``Sec. 180. Engagement of participants.
``Sec. 181. Contingent extension.
``Sec. 182. Partnerships with schools.
``Sec. 183. Rights of access, examination, and copying.
``Sec. 184. Drug-free workplace requirements.
``Sec. 184A. Availability of assistance.
``Sec. 185. Consolidated application and reporting requirements.
``Sec. 186. Sustainability.

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``Sec. 187. Grant periods.
``Sec. 188. Generation of volunteers.
``Sec. 189. Limitation on program grant costs.
``Sec. 189A. Matching requirements for severely economically distressed 
           communities.
``Sec. 189B. Audits and reports.
``Sec. 189C. Restrictions on Federal Government and uses of Federal 
           funds.
``Sec. 189D. Criminal history checks.

      ``Subtitle G--Corporation for National and Community Service

``Sec. 191. Corporation for National and Community Service.
``Sec. 192. Board of Directors.
``Sec. 192A. Authorities and duties of the Board of Directors.
``Sec. 193. Chief Executive Officer.
``Sec. 193A. Authorities and duties of the Chief Executive Officer.
``Sec. 194. Officers.
``Sec. 195. Employees, consultants, and other personnel.
``Sec. 196. Administration.
``Sec. 196A. Corporation State offices.
``Sec. 196B. Assignment to State Commissions.
``Sec. 196C. Study of involvement of veterans.

           ``Subtitle H--Investment for Quality and Innovation

 ``Part I--Additional Corporation Activities To Support National Service

``Sec. 198. Additional corporation activities to support national 
           service.
``Sec. 198A. Presidential awards for service.
``Sec. 198B. ServeAmerica Fellowships.
``Sec. 198C. Silver Scholarships and Encore Fellowships.

                ``Part II--National Service Reserve Corps

``Sec. 198H. National Service Reserve Corps.

            ``Part III--Social Innovation Funds Pilot Program

``Sec. 198K. Funds.

     ``Part IV--National Service Programs Clearinghouses; Volunteer 
                             Generation Fund

``Sec. 198O. National service programs clearinghouses.
``Sec. 198P. Volunteer generation fund.

            `` ``PART V--Nonprofit Capacity Building Program

`` ``Sec. 198S. Nonprofit capacity building.

           ``Subtitle I--American Conservation and Youth Corps

``Sec. 199. Short title.
``Sec. 199A. General authority.
``Sec. 199B. Limitation on purchase of capital equipment.
``Sec. 199C. State application.
``Sec. 199D. Focus of programs.
``Sec. 199E. Related programs.
``Sec. 199F. Public lands or Indian lands.
``Sec. 199G. Training and education services.
``Sec. 199H. Preference for certain projects.
``Sec. 199I. Age and citizenship criteria for enrollment.
``Sec. 199J. Use of volunteers.
``Sec. 199K. Living allowance.
``Sec. 199L. Joint programs.
``Sec. 199M. Federal and State employee status.

             ``Subtitle J--Training and Technical Assistance

``Sec. 199N. Training and technical assistance.

             ``TITLE II--MODIFICATIONS OF EXISTING PROGRAMS

                        ``Subtitle A--Publication

``Sec. 201. Information for students.
``Sec. 202. Exit counseling for borrowers.
``Sec. 203. Department information on deferments and cancellations.
``Sec. 204. Data on deferments and cancellations.

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                    ``Subtitle B--Youthbuild Projects

``Sec. 211. Youthbuild projects.

           ``Subtitle C--Amendments to Student Literacy Corps

``Sec. 221. Amendments to Student Literacy Corps.

       ``TITLE IV--PROJECTS HONORING VICTIMS OF TERRORIST ATTACKS

``Sec. 401. Projects.

               ``TITLE V--AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

``Sec. 501. Authorization of appropriations.

                  ``TITLE VI--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

``Sec. 601. Amtrak waste disposal.
``Sec. 602. Exchange program with countries in transition from 
           totalitarianism to democracy.''.

SEC. 3102. TABLE OF CONTENTS OF THE DOMESTIC VOLUNTEER SERVICE ACT 
                          OF 1973.

    Section 1(b) of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 is 
amended to read as follows:
    ``(b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as 
follows:

``Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
``Sec. 2. Volunteerism policy.

           ``TITLE I--NATIONAL VOLUNTEER ANTIPOVERTY PROGRAMS

               ``Part A--Volunteers in Service to America

``Sec. 101. Statement of purpose.
``Sec. 102. Authority to operate VISTA program.
``Sec. 103. Selection and assignment of volunteers.
``Sec. 104. Terms and periods of service.
``Sec. 105. Support service.
``Sec. 106. Participation of beneficiaries.
``Sec. 107. Participation of younger and older persons.
``Sec. 108. Limitation.
``Sec. 109. Applications for assistance.

                  ``Part C--Special Volunteer Programs

``Sec. 121. Statement of purpose.
``Sec. 122. Authority to establish and operate special volunteer and 
           demonstration programs.
``Sec. 123. Technical and financial assistance.

                ``TITLE II--NATIONAL SENIOR SERVICE CORPS

``Sec. 200. Statement of purpose.

             ``Part A--Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

``Sec. 201. Grants and contracts for volunteer service projects.

                  ``Part B--Foster Grandparent Program

``Sec. 211. Grants and contracts for volunteer service projects.

                   ``Part C--Senior Companion Program

``Sec. 213. Grants and contracts for volunteer service projects.

                      ``Part D--General Provisions

``Sec. 221. Promotion of National Senior Service Corps.
``Sec. 222. Payments.
``Sec. 223. Minority population participation.
``Sec. 224. Use of locally generated contributions in National Senior 
           Service Corps.
``Sec. 225. Programs of national significance.
``Sec. 226. Adjustments to Federal financial assistance.
``Sec. 227. Multiyear grants or contracts.
``Sec. 228. Acceptance of donations.

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                    ``Part E--Demonstration Programs

``Sec. 231. Authority of Director.

               ``TITLE IV--ADMINISTRATION AND COORDINATION

``Sec. 403. Political activities.
``Sec. 404. Special limitations.
``Sec. 406. Labor standards.
``Sec. 408. Joint funding.
``Sec. 409. Prohibition of Federal control.
``Sec. 410. Coordination with other programs.
``Sec. 411. Prohibition.
``Sec. 412. Notice and hearing procedures for suspension and termination 
           of financial assistance.
``Sec. 414. Distribution of benefits between rural and urban areas.
``Sec. 415. Application of Federal law.
``Sec. 416. Evaluation.
``Sec. 417. Nondiscrimination provisions.
``Sec. 418. Eligibility for other benefits.
``Sec. 419. Legal expenses.
``Sec. 421. Definitions.
``Sec. 422. Audit.
``Sec. 423. Reduction of paperwork.
``Sec. 424. Review of project renewals.
``Sec. 425. Protection against improper use.
``Sec. 426. Provisions under the National and Community Service Act of 
           1990.

               ``TITLE V--AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

``Sec. 501. National volunteer antipoverty programs.
``Sec. 502. National Senior Service Corps.
``Sec. 504. Administration and coordination.
``Sec. 505. Availability of appropriations.

           ``TITLE VI--AMENDMENTS TO OTHER LAWS AND REPEALERS

``Sec. 601. Supersedence of Reorganization Plan No. 1 of July 1, 1971.
``Sec. 602. Creditable service for civil service retirement.
``Sec. 603. Repeal of title VIII of the Economic Opportunity Act.
``Sec. 604. Repeal of title VI of the Older Americans Act.''.

                   TITLE IV--AMENDMENTS TO OTHER LAWS

SEC. 4101. INSPECTOR GENERAL ACT OF 1978.

    Section 8F(a)(1) of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. 
App.) is amended by striking ``National and Community Service Trust Act 
of 1993'' and inserting ``National and Community Service Act of 1990''.

               TITLE V--VOLUNTEERS FOR PROSPERITY PROGRAM

SEC. 5101. <<NOTE: 42 USC 8301.>>  FINDINGS.

    Congress makes the following findings:
            (1) Americans engaged in international volunteer service, 
        and the organizations deploying them--
                    (A) play critical roles in responding to the needs 
                of people living throughout the developing world; and
                    (B) advance the international public diplomacy of 
                the United States.
            (2) The Volunteers for Prosperity Program has successfully 
        promoted international volunteer service by skilled American 
        professionals.

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            (3) In its first 4 years, the VfP Program helped to mobilize 
        74,000 skilled Americans, including doctors, nurses, engineers, 
        businesspeople, and teachers, through a network of 250 nonprofit 
        organizations and companies in the United States, to carry out 
        development and humanitarian efforts for those affected by great 
        global challenges in health, the environment, poverty, 
        illiteracy, financial literacy, disaster relief, and other 
        challenges.
            (4) The VfP Program has undertaken activities, including--
                    (A) direct outreach to leading nonprofit 
                organizations and companies in the United States;
                    (B) promotion of the work of skilled Americans and 
                nonprofit organizations and companies in the United 
                States as it relates to international volunteer service;
                    (C) public recognition of skilled American 
                volunteers;
                    (D) support for organizations that utilize skilled 
                Americans as volunteers;
                    (E) participation in the development of special 
                initiatives to further opportunities for skilled 
                Americans; and
                    (F) leadership of an innovative public-private 
                partnership to provide eligible skilled with financial 
                assistance for volunteer assignments.
SEC. 5102. <<NOTE: 42 USC 8302.>>  DEFINITIONS.

    In this title:
            (1) VfP office.--The term ``VfP Office'' means the Office of 
        Volunteers for Prosperity of the United States Agency for 
        International Development.
            (2) VfP program.--The term ``VfP Program'' means the 
        Volunteers for Prosperity Program established through Executive 
        Order 13317.
            (3) Vfpserve.--The term ``VfPServe'' means a program 
        established by the VfP Office, in cooperation with the USA 
        Freedom Corps, to provide eligible skilled professionals with 
        fixed amount stipends to offset the travel and living costs of 
        volunteering abroad.
SEC. 5103. OFFICE <<NOTE: 42 USC 8303.>>  OF VOLUNTEERS FOR 
                          PROSPERITY.

    (a) Functions.--The VfP Office shall pursue the objectives of the 
VfP Program described in subsection (b) by--
            (1) implementing the VfPServe Program to provide eligible 
        skilled professionals with matching grants to offset the travel 
        and living expenses of volunteering abroad with nonprofit 
        organizations;
            (2) otherwise promoting short- and long-term international 
        volunteer service by skilled American professionals, including 
        connecting such professionals with nonprofit organizations, to 
        achieve such objectives;
            (3) helping nonprofit organizations in the United States 
        recruit and effectively manage additional skilled American 
        professionals for volunteer assignments throughout the 
        developing world;
            (4) providing recognition for skilled American volunteers 
        and the organizations deploying them;
            (5) helping nonprofit organizations and corporations in the 
        United States to identify resources and opportunities in 
        international volunteer service utilizing skilled Americans;

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            (6) encouraging the establishment of international volunteer 
        programs for employees of United States corporations; and
            (7) encouraging international voluntary service by highly 
        skilled Americans to promote health and prosperity throughout 
        the world.

    (b) VfP Program Objectives.--The objectives of the VfP Program 
should include--
            (1) eliminating extreme poverty;
            (2) reducing world hunger and malnutrition;
            (3) increasing access to safe potable water;
            (4) enacting universal education;
            (5) reducing child mortality and childhood diseases;
            (6) combating the spread of preventable diseases, including 
        HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis;
            (7) providing educational and work skill support for girls 
        and empowering women to achieve independence;
            (8) creating sustainable business and entrepreneurial 
        opportunities; and
            (9) increasing access to information technology.

    (c) Volunteers for Prosperity Service Incentive Program.--
            (1) In general.--The VfP Office may provide matching grants 
        to offset the travel and living costs of volunteering abroad to 
        any eligible organization that--
                    (A) has members who possess skills relevant to 
                addressing any objective described in subsection (b); 
                and
                    (B) provides a dollar-for-dollar match for such 
                grant--
                          (i) through the organization with which the 
                      individual is serving; or
                          (ii) by raising private funds.
            (2) Nondiscrimination requirement.--
        The <<NOTE: Certification.>>  VfP Office may not provide a 
        stipend to an individual under paragraph (1) unless the 
        nonprofit organization to which the individual is assigned has 
        certified to the VfP Office that it does not discriminate with 
        respect to any project or activity receiving Federal financial 
        assistance, including a stipend under this title, because of 
        race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political 
        affiliation, or beliefs.
            (3) Compliance with ineligible service categories.--Service 
        carried out by a volunteer receiving funds under this section 
        may not provide a direct benefit to any--
                    (A) business organized for profit;
                    (B) labor union;
                    (C) partisan political organization; or
                    (D) religious or faith-based organization for the 
                purpose of proselytization, worship or any other 
                explicitly religious activity.

    (d) Funding.--
            (1) In general.--The Administrator of the United States 
        Agency for International Development shall make available the 
        amounts appropriated pursuant to section 5104 to the VfP Office 
        to pursue the objectives described in subsection (b) by carrying 
        out the functions described in subsection (a).
            (2) Use of funds.--Amounts made available under paragraph 
        (1) may be used by the VfP Office to provide personnel and other 
        resources to develop, manage, and expand the VfP

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        Program, under the supervision of the United States Agency for 
        International Development.

    (e) Coordination.--The VfP Office shall coordinate its efforts with 
other public and private efforts that aim to send skilled professionals 
to serve in developing nations.
    (f) Report.--The VfP Office shall submit an annual report to 
Congress on the activities of the VfP Office.
SEC. 5104. AUTHORIZATION <<NOTE: 42 USC 8304.>>  OF 
                          APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) In General.--There are authorized to be appropriated to carry 
out this title $10,000,000 for fiscal year 2010, and such sums as may be 
necessary for each of the fiscal years 2011 through 2014.
    (b) Allocation of Funds.--Not more than 10 percent of the amounts 
appropriated pursuant to subsection (a) may be expended for the 
administrative costs of the United States Agency for International 
Development to manage the VfP Program.

                        TITLE VI--EFFECTIVE DATE

SEC. 6101. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    (a) <<NOTE: 42 USC 4950 note.>>  In General.--This Act, and the 
amendments made by this Act, take effect on October 1, 2009.

    (b) Regulations.--Effective <<NOTE: 42 USC 12651c note.>>  on the 
date of enactment of this Act, the Chief Executive Officer of the 
Corporation for National and Community Service may issue such 
regulations as may be necessary to carry out this Act and the amendments 
made by this Act.
SEC. 6102. SENSE OF THE SENATE.

    (a) Findings.--The Senate finds the following:
            (1) President John F. Kennedy said, ``The raising of 
        extraordinarily large sums of money, given voluntarily and 
        freely by millions of our fellow Americans, is a unique American 
        tradition . . . Philanthropy, charity, giving voluntarily and 
        freely . . . call it what you like, but it is truly a jewel of 
        an American tradition''.
            (2) Americans gave more than $300,000,000,000 to charitable 
        causes in 2007, an amount equal to roughly 2 percent of the 
        gross domestic product.
            (3) The vast majority of those donations, roughly 75 percent 
        or $229,000,000,000, came from individuals.
            (4) Studies have shown that Americans give far more to 
        charity than the people of any other industrialized nation--more 
        than twice as much, measured as a share of gross domestic 
        product, than the citizens of Great Britain, and 10 times more 
        than the citizens of France.
            (5) 7 out of 10 American households donate to charities to 
        support a wide range of religious, educational, cultural, health 
        care, and environmental goals.
            (6) These charities provide innumerable valuable public 
        services to society's most vulnerable citizens during difficult 
        economic times.
            (7) Congress has provided incentives through the Internal 
        Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage charitable giving by allowing 
        individuals to deduct contributions made to tax-exempt 
        charities.

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            (8) 41,000,000 American households, constituting 86 percent 
        of taxpayers who itemize deductions, took advantage of this 
        deduction to give to the charities of their choice.

    (b) Sense of the Senate.--It is the sense of the Senate that 
Congress should preserve the income tax deduction for charitable 
contributions through the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and look for 
additional ways to encourage charitable giving.

    Approved April 21, 2009.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1388 (S. 277):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 111-37 (Comm. on Education and Labor).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 155 (2009):
            Mar. 18, considered and passed House.
            Mar. 24-26, considered and passed Senate, amended.
            Mar. 31, House concurred in Senate amendments.
DAILY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS (2009):
            Apr. 21, Presidential remarks.

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