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2015 RSVP Competition

NOFA/NOFO End Date: 
Tue, 09/09/2014
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Table of Contents

I.     Application Deadline
II,    Funding Opportunity and Application Instructions
III.   Required Documents
IV.   Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
V.    Resources for Applicants
VI.   Senior Corps Virtual Conference
VII.  Training and Technical Assistance

Established in 1971 and now one of the largest senior volunteer programs in the nation, RSVP offers a diverse range of volunteer activities that serve communities to create measurable impact, benefit volunteers through the service experience, and create community capacity. RSVP volunteers serve with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week.

Through this competition, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) seeks to increase the impact of national service in 342 specific communities across the country. CNCS intends to fund RSVP grants that support volunteers age 55 years and older in activities that serve community needs and respond to the National Performance Measures in the following focus areas:  disaster; education; economic opportunity; environment; healthy futures;  and veterans and military families.


Application Deadline

Notice of Intent to Apply Deadline: Applicants are strongly encouraged to send a Notice of Intent to Apply by Friday, August 8, 2014. The Notice of Intent to Apply should be sent to and should include:

  • Name of the applicant organization
  • Address of Organization
  • Contact Person
  • How the organization heard about the RSVP Competition
  • Opportunity number (refer to Appendix A)
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number

Application Deadline: Applications are due Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 5:00PM Eastern Time. Successful applicants will be notified by February 2015.


Funding Opportunity and Application Instructions

Applicants must review both the Notice of Funding Opportunity including the Appendices and the Grant Application Instructions in order to fully understand the application requirements. Applicants must apply using eGrants, our web-based application system. Below are the materials


Required Documents


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions will be compiled and regularly updated. You will find the link to the questions here when they are posted.

Resources for Applicants


Senior Corps Virtual Conference

CNCS will held the third Senior Corps Virtual Conference August 6 -7. With the theme of "Promoting Excellence in Program Performance”, the conference featured live and pre-recorded sessions, exhibit booths, and networking opportunities in a dynamic virtual environment. Registration is required. The event is open for on demand viewing until Friday, September 5, 2014. Click here to log into the conference to review the viewing sessions.

Training and Technical Assistance

Senior Corps is hosting a minimum of five technical assistance conference calls for potential applicants. Calls will be conducted in a standard format that includes a brief overview and a questions and answers session. All calls will be recorded. Replay information for each call will be posted following the call.

Please be advised dates and times can be changed.

TTA Call 1: NOFO Overview
Webinar Replay

TTA Call 2: RSVP 101
Webinar Replay

TTA Call 3: eGrants
Webinar Replay

TTA Call 4: Performance Measure Module
Webinar Replay

TTA Call 5: eGrants
Replay Dial-in Number: 800-766-1882
A replay of the visual portion of TTA Call #5 will not be posted to this website. Please view webinar replay for TTA Call #3 to see a similar replay.

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