The purpose of the national service reauthorization proposals is to extend longstanding national service legislation -- the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973. The extension authorizes support for programs that encourage Americans to engage in full- time or part-time service in their communities in order to meet unmet needs in the areas of education, public safety, the environment, and other human needs such as health and housing.
Youth Service America, "I Support National Service! A Guide to Promote Reauthorization of the National and Community Service Trust Act" (1999). Guides. 7.