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Consultation process for National Direct programs

The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act requires that any applicant proposing a multi-state AmeriCorps program (referred to as a National Direct program) consult with the State Service Commissions in the states where they intend to operate an AmeriCorps program. Serve Washington sees the consultation process as a way to foster meaningful partnerships that will further promote the use of national service as an effective strategy to address unmet needs in communities throughout Washington State.

Through the consultation process Serve Washington hopes to: 1)fully understand the breadth and scope of national service programs operating in Washington State; 2) help connect national programs to geographic areas of the state with little or no national service presence; and 3) effectively use limited resources for cross-stream collaboration, member training, and other events that will lead to increased public awareness of AmeriCorps national service in Washington State.

To begin the process, please complete the National Direct Consultation Template below and return it via email no later than January 10, 2017, to:

We will confirm receipt of your consultation form. If we have questions or concerns we will contact your organization for further clarification. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Serve Washington at 360-902-0656.