Senior Corps taps the skills, talents, and experience of more than 330,000 Americans age 55 and over to meet a wide range of community challenges through three programs — RSVP, the Foster Grandparent Program, and the Senior Companion Program.
In 2009, Congress passed the Edward M. Kennedy Service America Act (SAA). This law not only expands service opportunities, but focuses national service on key outcomes; builds the capacity of individuals, nonprofits, and communities to succeed; and encourages innovative approaches to solving problems.
In alignment with the SAA and the CNCS Strategic Plan, this Federal Funding Opportunity will focus grant making for fiscal year 2012 in six focus areas:
- Disaster Services
- Environmental Stewardship
- Healthy Futures – Independent Living
- Veterans and Military Families
A description of these focus areas can be found in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
To carry out the intent of Congress and to maximize the impact of the investment in national service, CNCS seeks to fund programs that can demonstrate community impact. For this Senior Corps competition, CNCS will award grants for the following purposes:
- New RSVP grants to operate in geographic areas where there are no longer projects due to grant relinquishments.
- Grant augmentations to existing RSVP grantees to incorporate new volunteers serving veterans and military families.
Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by late September 2012. Applications must be submitted through the CNCS eGrants system.
Note to Applicants
Please be sure to read the complete Notice of Funding Opportunity by clicking below under Available Documents.