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Mar 30 -- The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) invites comments by May 30, 2023 regarding the renewal of the Current Population Survey Civic Engagement and Volunteering Supplement.

AmeriCorps is mandated by the Serve America Act of 2009 to produce an annual Civic Health Assessment in partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship. Volunteering and Civic Life reports, tables and data are made public on the AmeriCorps VCLA website and specialized tables are made available upon request.

The proposed survey will be the only source of nationally representative data on the number of Americans who are active in their communities through volunteering, social interactions, and civic behaviors. These measures include formal volunteering in an organization; a person's interactions with family, friends and neighbors; participation in community events; informal interactions; communication with one another on issues of public concern; and interactions with public and private institutions.

AmeriCorps has partnered with the US Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to collect data and produced annual volunteering reports since 2002. Currently, AmeriCorps is soliciting comments concerning its proposed renewal of the Current Population Survey Volunteering and Civic Engagement Supplement. AmeriCorps is directed by Congress to collect data and produce reports on the Nation's civic health and volunteering activity (Authority: 42 U.S.C. 12639(a); 13 U.S.C. 8(b); 29 U.S.C. 1). AmeriCorps also seeks to continue using the currently approved information collection until the revised information collection is approved by OMB. The currently approved information collection is due to expire on 11/20/2023.
AmeriCorps CEV: https://data.americorps.gov/browse?q=cev&sortBy=last_modified&utf8=%E2%9C%93
Census--Volunteering and Civic Life: https://www.census.gov/data/datasets/time-series/demo/cps/cps-supp_cps-repwgt/cps-volunteer.html
Draft survey instrument and technical documentation: https://www.regulations.gov/search?filter=CNCS-2023-0015
FRN: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2023-06588

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