Introductory

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    Use this overview and set of instructions to get a full sense of the sponsor application process. Once your Concept Paper is approved, you can complete the narratives and performance measurement module referred to in this document.
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  • Document
    Get an overview of the training and development opportunities available to VISTAs during the service year, including online and in-person learning.
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  • Document
    Learn about the National Service Criminal History Check requirement for VISTAs and leaders. This documents provides an overview of the sponsor's responsibilities regarding this policy.
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    Use this step-by-step guide on how to complete sponsor verification (tracking the days VISTAs are serving at your site) to ensure timely and correct payment of your VISTAs' living allowance.
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  • Document
    Use this tip sheet to see what attributes supervisors have identified in successful VISTAs.
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    Read and adapt a sample offer letter for candidates you select to serve with your organization.
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  • Learn about VISTA and make the decision on whether to pursue a VISTA project with this tutorial.
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  • Video
    Watch this video featuring CNCS state directors talk about successful VISTA projects and the impact they have made in communities nationwide.
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  • Multimedia resource
    Watch a slideshow highlighting VISTAs who have served in communities around the country over the program's history.
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  • Video
    Learn about the programs under the national service umbrella from this short video.
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