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  • New Jersey AmeriCorps Bonner Leader Recovery Program A program of: The Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation and The College of New Jersey 10 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 924-6663 • (609) 683-4626 fax For more information, please visit our website at www.bonner.org “ Access to Education, Opportunity to Serve”
  • New Jersey AmeriCorps Bonner Leader Recovery Program www.bonner.org Program Overview
  • What is the New Jersey AmeriCorps Bonner Leader Recovery Program? www.bonner.org
    • National Service Program
    • Funded through the Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
    • Focus on economic recovery activities
  • Community Partner Role www.bonner.org
    • Position Description
    • Recruitment
    • Supervision
    • Co-educator
  • Foundation Role www.bonner.org
    • Administrative
    • Orientation to AmeriCorps
    • Training
  • New Jersey AmeriCorps Bonner Leader Recovery Program www.bonner.org Financial Policies and Procedures
  • AmeriCorps 101: Living Allowance www.bonner.org Term Minimum Half Full Hours 300 900 1700 Stipend $1,900 $5,771 $12,500
  • AmeriCorps 101: Living Allowance
    • Living allowance must be paid in equal increments ($12,500/26 pay periods = $480.77 per pay period)
    • Amount should not fluctuate based on the number of hours served
    • Distribution of stipend checks
    • Cannot be distributed if the member exits the program before his/her agreed upon completion date
    www.bonner.org
  • AmeriCorps 101: Living Allowance
    • Applicable Federal and State taxes should be withheld with the exception of Unemployment and Family Medical Leave.
    • Public benefits (TANF, food stamps, social security)
    • Wage Garnishment
    www.bonner.org
  • AmeriCorps 101: Living Allowance
    • Vacation/Holidays
    • Sick time
    • Bereavement time
    • Jury Duty
    www.bonner.org
  • New Jersey AmeriCorps Bonner Leader Recovery Program www.bonner.org Program Policies and Procedures
  • AmeriCorps 101: Eligibility
    • US citizen or lawful permanent resident
    • 17 years of age
    • High school diploma or agree to obtain a diploma or GED during term of service
    www.bonner.org
  • AmeriCorps 101: Term of Service
    • Not to exceed one calendar year
    • Hours count toward Education Award not Living Allowance
    www.bonner.org
  • AmeriCorps 101: Healthcare Coverage
    • Healthcare coverage provided through Aetna to 1700 hour, full-time members (member must consistently serve full-time hours; +30 a week)
    • Members on Medicare/Medicaid must enroll in healthcare coverage provided through the grant.
    www.bonner.org
  • AmeriCorps 101: Childcare Benefits www.bonner.org
    • Childcare benefits are available to full-time members and part-time members working in a full-time capacity
    • Childcare benefits must be paid to a State licensed childcare provider
  • AmeriCorps 101: Background Checks www.bonner.org
    • Background checks will be conducted on all members through our contracted vendor, Choicepoint, Inc.
    • Members cannot be left alone with members of a vulnerable population until the background check is complete.
    • You may need to conduct your own background check to abide by the regulations of your licensing agency.
  • AmeriCorps 101: Educational Award
    • May be used to pay qualified educational expenses at Title IV institution
    • May be used to repay qualified student loans
    • Taxed in the year in which it is used
    www.bonner.org Term Minimum Half Full Hours 300 900 1700 Ed Award $1000 $2362.50 $4725
  • AmeriCorps 101: Other Benefits
    • Loan Forbearance
    • Interest Accrual
    www.bonner.org
  • AmeriCorps 101: Suspension and Release
    • For personal, compelling circumstances
      • Injury or illness of member
      • Injury, illness or death of a family member
    • Cause
      • Disciplinary procedure: failure to submit timesheets, etc.
      • Member is automatically suspended if the timesheet is not submitted by the end of the month
    • Documentation Required
    www.bonner.org
  • AmeriCorps 101: Release www.bonner.org
    • For personal, compelling circumstances
      • Injury or illness of member
      • Injury, illness or death of a family member
    • Cause
      • Disciplinary procedure: failure to submit timesheets, etc.
    • Documentation Required
  • AmeriCorps 101: Refill Policy
    • If a member who leaves the program has completed less than 30% of his/her hours the Campus/Site Supervisor can refill the slot with the permission of the NJBLP Program Director
    www.bonner.org
  • AmeriCorps 101: My AmeriCorps Portal
    • http://my.americorps.gov
    • Education Award
    • Loan Forbearance
    • Interest Accrual
    www.bonner.org
  • New Jersey AmeriCorps Bonner Leader Recovery Program www.bonner.org Reporting Requirements: Time Keeping
  • AmeriCorps 101: Timesheets
    • No lobbying, advocacy, or voter registration drives
    • No more than 20% training hours
    • No more than 10% fundraising hours
    • Must be submitted to the Foundation by the 15th of each month (eg. April’s Timesheet is due by May 15th)
    • Fundraising and Training hours are designated on the Time Sheet
    www.bonner.org
  • New Jersey AmeriCorps Bonner Leader Recovery Program www.bonner.org Reporting Requirements: Member Evaluation
  • AmeriCorps 101: End of Term
    • Midpoint Evaluation
    • Endpoint Evaluation
    www.bonner.org
  • New Jersey AmeriCorps Bonner Leader Recovery Program www.bonner.org Reporting Requirements: Program Evaluation
  • AmeriCorps 101: Program Evaluation
    • Progress Reports completed via New Jersey Bonner Leader Recovery Program Wiki
    www.bonner.org