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Title 45Subtitle BChapter XXVPart 2553Subpart D → §2553.43

Title 45: Public Welfare
Subpart D—Eligibility, Cost Reimbursements and Volunteer Assignments

§2553.43   What cost reimbursements and benefits may sponsors provide to RSVP volunteers?

(a) RSVP volunteers may be provided the following cost reimbursements within the limits of the project's available resources:

(1) Transportation. RSVP volunteers may receive assistance with the cost of transportation to and from volunteer assignments and official project activities, including orientation, training, and recognition events.

(2) Meals. RSVP volunteers may receive assistance with the cost of meals taken while on assignment.

(3) Other volunteer expenses. RSVP volunteers may also be reimbursed for allowable out-of-pocket expenses incurred while performing their assignments.

(b) RSVP volunteers must be provided the following cost reimbursements:

(1) Recognition. RSVP volunteers shall be provided recognition for their service.

(2) Insurance. An RSVP volunteer is provided with the CNCS-specified minimum levels of insurance as follows:

(i) Accident insurance. Accident insurance covers RSVP volunteers for personal injury during travel between their homes and places of assignment, during volunteer service, during meal periods while serving as a volunteer, and while attending project sponsored activities. Protection shall be provided against claims in excess of any benefits or services for medical care or treatment available to the volunteer from other sources.

(ii) Personal liability insurance. Protection is provided against claims in excess of protection provided by other insurance. It does not include professional liability coverage.

(iii) Excess automobile insurance. (A) RSVP drivers who drive in connection with their service shall be provided protection against claims in excess of the greater of either:

(1) Liability insurance the volunteers carry on their own automobiles; or

(2) The limits of applicable state financial responsibility law, or in its absence, levels of protection to be determined by CNCS for each person, each accident, and for property damage.

(B) RSVP volunteers who drive their personal vehicles to or on assignments or project-related activities shall maintain personal automobile liability insurance equal to or exceeding the levels established by CNCS.

[83 FR 64655, Dec. 17, 2018]

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