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  • Recovery Manager's Meeting

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

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