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* Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians Foreign Areas).
While VISTA regulations do not require a federal match, in order to maximize federal resources and to the keep the federal cost of VISTA members to a minimum, the Corporation for National and Community Service looks to VISTA sponsors to help pay the member living allowance (generally between $11-13,000 per year) for some of the project’s VISTA members. It is expected that the longer a project has VISTA resources that more cost sharing will occur. For example, if a project has 5 VISTA members who are being paid a living allowance by CNCS of $936 a month, the sponsor might agree to have one cost share VISTA in year one (in which case CNCS would bill monthly that amount to the sponsor). In year 2 and 3, however, the project should consider increasing its cost sharing to two VISTA members. The overall goal of the Corporation is to have 20% of members cost shared by the community partners and sponsors. VISTA members may assist their sponsoring organization in fundraising activities and grant writing to expand the organization’s resources for cost sharing.
From a NOFA May 2010
'Line Item' 'Budget Justification' HRSA 10-100
'Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through a $267.3 million grant for the 2011 Fiscal Year (FY). These programs support the recruitment, education, and retention...'
'The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program provides $50,000, tax free, to primary care clinicians in exchange for two years of service..'
'...an extraordinary contribution...' Worth how much? The members value is in how much they bring in with little pay and how much admin pay.
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