42 U.S. Code § 12657 - Training and technical assistance
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Training and technical assistance
(a) In generalThe Corporation shall, directly or through grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements (including through State Commissions), conduct appropriate training for and provide technical assistance to—
(b) Activities includedSuch training and technical assistance activities may include—
providing technical assistance to entities applying to carry out national service programs or entities carrying out national service programs;
(7) training individuals operating or overseeing national serviceprograms—
in volunteer recruitment, management, and retention to improve the abilities of such individuals to use participants and other volunteers in an effective manner, which training results in high-quality service and the desire of participants and volunteers to continue to serve in other capacities after the program is completed;
to effectively accommodate individuals with disabilities to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in national serviceprograms, which training may utilize funding from the reservation of funds under section 12581(k) of this title to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities;
establishing networks and collaboration among employers, educators, and other key stakeholders in the community to further leverage resources to increase local participation in national service programs, and to coordinate community-wide planning and service with respect to national service programs;
carrying out such other activities as the Chief Executive Officer determines to be appropriate.
(c) PriorityIn carrying out this section, the Corporation shall give priority to programs under the national service laws and entities eligible to establish such programs that seek training or technical assistance and that—
seek to carry out high-quality programs where the services are needed most;
seek to carry out high-quality programs where national service programs do not exist or where the programs are too limited to meet community needs;
seek to carry out high-quality programs that focus on and provide service opportunities for underserved rural and urban areas and populations; and
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