[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 135 (Monday, July 15, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16775]

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Proposed Revision of the Corporation for National and Community 
Service Strategic Plan; Request for Input

AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

ACTION: Request for Input on Proposed Update of the CNCS Strategic 


SUMMARY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is 
revising its Strategic Plan. The current CNCS Strategic Plan was 
approved in 2011. All Federal Agencies are required to publish an 
updated Strategic Plan, concurrent with the publication of the FY 2015 
President's Budget in February 2014. After the February 2014 
publication of a strategic plan, agencies will next issue a new 
Strategic Plan in February 2018. CNCS's updated Strategic Plan will 
reflect the broad, long term outcomes that the CNCS aspires to achieve 
by implementing its mission.
    We invite grantees, partners, future partners, and the public to 
submit written comments, as described below. Please see the 
Supplementary Information section below for information on developing 
your comments. The goal of this public comment process is solicit input 
on CNCS's updated Strategic Plan in accordance with CNCS's commitment 
to maintain high standards of transparency and openness.
    As appropriate, public input received will be included in the 
updated Strategic Plan, however CNCS will be able not provide 
individual responses to the public comments that are received.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office 
listed in the ADDRESSES section by August 14, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
    (1) Electronically through the Corporation's email system: 
    (2) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community 
Service; Marlene Zakai, Director of Strategic Initiatives, 1201 New 
York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20525.
    (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the CNCS mailroom at Room 
8100 at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9:00 
a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal 
    (3) By fax to: (202) 606-3462, Attention: Marlene Zakai, Director 
of Strategic Initiatives.
    (4) Electronically through www.regulations.gov.
    Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY-
TDD) may call 1-800-833-3722 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern 
Time, Monday through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding this revision of 
the Strategic Plan should be directed to Marlene Zakai by email at 
StrategicPlanInput@cns.gov. Persons with hearing or speech impairments 
may contact CNCS via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay 
Service at (800) 877-8339.

Description of Requested Input

    CNCS is inviting formal input from the public concerning the update 
of the current CNCS Strategic Plan. The goal of the Strategic Plan 
update is to accurately reflect CNCS's strategic and programmatic 
priorities for the next 4 years.
    CNCS' current Strategic Plan [http://www.nationalservice.gov/about/strategic-plan] leverages the strength of grantees, participants, 
programs, state service commissions and the American public to build a 
network of programs that offer effective solutions in the six priority 
     Disaster Services
     Economic Opportunity
     Environmental Stewardship
     Healthy Futures
     Veterans and Military Families
    We will produce these results by investing in effective local 
initiatives, engaging more Americans in service, supporting evidence-
based programs, and leveraging public-private partnerships. In addition 
to these priority focus areas, CNCS has four strategic goals, with 
accompanying priority measures:
    Goal 1: Increase the impact of national service on community needs 
in communities served by CNCS-supported programs.
    Goal 2: Strengthen national service so that participants engaged in 
CNCS-supported programs consistently find satisfaction, meaning and 
    Goal 3: Maximize the value we add to grantees, partners and 
    Goal 4: Fortify management operations and sustain a capable, 
responsive and accountable organization.
    In updating its Strategic Plan, CNCS is seeking to be even more 
effective in achieving Goals 1-4 and its impact in the six priority 
focus areas. Specifically, CNCS is requesting comments in the following 
     How might the Strategic Plan be updated to reflect current 
community priorities?
     What is working well and should be further enhanced?
     What has shown promise and should have a more prominent 
place in the updated plan?
     What is less relevant in today's environment, allowing 
resources to be focused elsewhere?

    Dated: July 8, 2013.
Marlene Zakai,
Director of Strategic Initiatives.
[FR Doc. 2013-16775 Filed 7-12-13; 8:45 am]