Established in 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its core programs -- Senior Corps, AmeriCorps -- and the national volunteer efforts through
AmeriCorps State programs are administered by 52 state service commissions across the United States and territories. These governor-appointed bipartisan commissions are charged with establishing service priorities and awarding AmeriCorps grants to local organizations to help meet those critical needs. Housed in the Office of the Lt. Governor, the Louisiana state service commission, Volunteer Louisiana, oversees AmeriCorps State programs, promotes volunteerism statewide, and is charged in the state’s Emergency Operations Plan with coordinating spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers statewide in times of disaster.