June 2016

Meeting Notice

DATE: Friday, June 17, 2016 
TIME: 10 am - 12 pm

LOCATION: Conference Room, Klahr Holocaust Center, Univ of Maine Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta, ME 04330
All business meetings are open to the public. The closest parking is the lot in front of the Randall Student Center. This link goes to a map of the campus layout.

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10:00 Public Comment Period  Holmes
10:10 Call to Order Holmes
10:12 Welcome, Announcements, Agenda Adjustments
1. Introductions 
2. Announcements
3. Quiz Answer 
4. Additions or Deletions to Agenda
Focus on Mission/Responsibilities
 10:15 A. AmeriCorps Grantee Briefing: REAL School
1. Mission/purpose, impact on community need, partners, lessons learned, other
Business Reports
(Reports submitted are posted.)
 10:30  A. Minutes 
1. April meeting (held over)
2. May meeting
10:35 B. Executive Committee
1.  Accept May report (affirm submission of TTA funding plan to CNCS)
2. Meeting notes posted. Respond to any clarifications requested.
10:40 C. ASC Update
1. Public policy news
2. Other
10:45 D. Board Development
1. Results of retreat survey
2. Summary of vacancies and reappointment requests
3. Recommendations for Governor's consideration
4. Slate of officers for 2016-2018 and election
11:00 C. Grant Selection and Performance 
1. Recommendations for continuation funding awards: AmeriCorps State Formula grantees
2. AmeriCorps Competitive program awards
3. Other
11:20 E. Excellence and Expertise 
1. No report. Meeting is June 17 at 1pm
11:22 F. Public Information and Education/ Public Policy 
1. Meeting updates from June 14
11:30 G. Blaine House Conference Planners
1. Update
11:35 H. CNCS Regional Office update Hite
11:40 I. MCCS Staff 
1. Commission TTA Funding
2. Call for planning help for October 7
Planning and Future Initiatives
11:45 A. September plans
1. Retreat is Sept 29-30. Do members want to move business meeting to the morning of 9/29 or keep it on scheduled day of 9/16?
Business Wrap Up
11:50 A. Adjourn to Task Force Work Sessions
1. Reminder: Complete meeting evaluation forms 
2. Next business meeting is September __, 2016- Klahr Center, Univ. of Maine, Augusta
3. June 17 @ 1pm -- Joint meeting of Maine Service Enterprise Trainer Network and MCCS Excellence and Expertise Task Force
Reports and Drafts

Meeting Schedules

View Calendar Notices Here

To facilitate board communication and assure compliance with the requirements for public notice, all MCCS meetings and work sessions will be posted on this site's Calendar as well as the State of Maine Legislative Calendar.

Task Force chairs are asked to check the dates/times/locations for their groups and notify staff of any changes.

As MCCS adds new staff and commissioners, we hope this central posting will help us all avoid "double booking" and, at the same time, make communication with partners smoother.


1. Business meeting minutes: April 2016;   May 2016

2. Executive Committee meeting: June 2016

3. Grant Selection and Performance: June 2016
     Recommendations for 2016-2017 AmeriCorps Formula funding


Grant Programs Officer: Current 



1. Slides from MLC AmeriCorps presentation at May meeting

2. Briefing by Kristen Bennett regarding Service Year Alliance

Commish's Quiz

For Commissioners!

More than a contest, this is part of the "in-service education" for Commission board members.

Commission Members should: email their response before 5 pm Thursday, May 19, 2016!

Send your answers to Service.Commission@maine.gov. All correct answers will be well rewarded at the meeting.

This Month's Challenge

The Senate appropriations subcommitte that oversees the CNCS budget is Labor-HHS. The committee met twice between June 7 and 10 to markup their bill.

What does the summary indicate will be the recommended appropriations for CNCS and what 2 items did they note?

Reference: Mark up summary