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Title 45Subtitle BChapter XXVPart 2556 → Subpart C


Title 45: Public Welfare
PART 2556—VOLUNTEERS IN SERVICE TO AMERICA


Subpart C—VISTA Members


Contents
§2556.200   Who may apply to serve as a VISTA?
§2556.205   What commitments and agreements must an individual make to serve in the VISTA program?
§2556.210   Who reviews and approves an application for VISTA service?

Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4953(b)(3), (f), 4954(a)-(c), 5044(e).

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§2556.200   Who may apply to serve as a VISTA?

An individual may apply to serve as a VISTA if all the following requirements are met:

(a) The individual is at least eighteen years of age upon taking an oath or affirmation, as appropriate, to enter VISTA service. There is no upper age limit.

(b) The individual is a United States citizen or national, or is legally residing within a state. For eligibility purposes, a lawful permanent resident alien is considered to be an individual who is legally residing within a state.

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§2556.205   What commitments and agreements must an individual make to serve in the VISTA program?

(a) To the maximum extent practicable, the individual must make a full-time commitment to remain available for service without regard to regular working hours, at all times during his or her period of service, except for authorized periods of leave.

(b) To the maximum extent practicable, the individual must make a full-time personal commitment to alleviate poverty and poverty-related problems, and to live among and at the economic level of the low-income people served by the project.

(c) The individual's service cannot be used to satisfy service requirements of parole, probation, or community service prescribed by the criminal justice system.

(d) A VISTA candidate or member agrees to undergo an investigation into his or her criminal history or background as a condition of enrollment, or continued enrollment, in the VISTA program.

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§2556.210   Who reviews and approves an application for VISTA service?

CNCS has the final authority to approve or deny VISTA applications for VISTA service.

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