Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
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Grants to USA nonprofits, government agencies, tribes, and IHEs in multiple states to engage adults ages 55 and older in volunteer work to help older adults remain independent for as long as possible. Eligible states include Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Texas, Utah, and Washington.
The mission of CNCS is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
The Senior Companion Program provides grants to qualified agencies and organizations for the dual purpose of engaging persons 55 and older, particularly those with limited incomes, in volunteer service to meet critical community needs; and to provide a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of the volunteers. Program funds are used to support Senior Companions in providing supportive, individualized services to help older adults with special needs maintain their dignity and independence.
The purpose of this grant funding is to support one or more grant(s) for Senior Companion Program (SCP) operations and programming within the specific geographic service areas. Within each state, there are designated geographic locations in which applicants should propose to provide SCP services. Please see the Senior Corps Replacement Grants page information on the geographic locations, the estimated annual federal funding, the minimum number of Volunteer Service Years associated, and the application deadline.
Applicants should be aware that individual Senior Companion volunteers may still be serving in the geographic service areas listed in Appendix A, who were enrolled by the incumbent or previous sponsor of the SCP project in the geographic service area. Applicants should consider these volunteers in planning the SCP project proposed in the grant application, and are encouraged to make efforts to allow these volunteers to continue serving in the proposed new SCP project.
GrantWatch ID#: 181743
Funding levels will vary by geographic area.
CNCS anticipates making multi-year grant awards. CNCS generally makes an initial award for the first year of operation, based a on one-year project period. Continuation awards for subsequent years are not guaranteed; they depend upon availability of appropriations and satisfactory performance.
The grant start date is April 1, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For more information or a printed copy of related material(s), email 2020FGPSCP@cns.gov.
CNCS also offers live text chat at www.NationalService.gov/contact-us.
Additional documents must be emailed to FGPSCPAttachments@cns.gov.
For technical questions and problems with the eGrants system, call the National Service Hotline at (800) 942-2677.
Puerto Rico: Municipality of Ponce
USA: Alaska: Kenai, Soldotna,Sterling, Nikiski, Salamatof, Cohoe, Cooper Landing, and the surrounding area; Georgia: Fulton, Gwinnett, Dekalb, and Clayton; Idaho: Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls; Illinois: Macon County; Indiana: Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties; Iowa: Pottawattamie County; Michigan: Wayne County; New Jersey: Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington; Oregon: Douglas and Josephine Counties; Pennsylvania: Montgomery County; Texas: San Antonio, Bexar County; Utah: Cache, Box Elder, and Rich Counties; Washington: Grays Harbor, Pacific, and Thurston
USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA)