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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 23 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.
Notice of Intent to Apply Deadline: Applicants are strongly encouraged to send a Notice of Intent to Apply by Tuesday, September 29, 2015. The Notice of Intent to Apply should be sent to 2016RSVPIntent@cns.gov and should include:
- Name of the applicant organization
- Address of applicant organization
- Proposed service area (See Appendix A)
- Contact Person
- Email address
- Phone Number
- How the organization heard about the competition
Application Deadline: Applications are due Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 5:00PM Eastern Time. Successful applicants will be notified by February 2016.
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.
- 2016 RSVP Limited Geographical Area Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
- RSVP Grant Application Instructions
- Appendix A: List of Available Funding Opportunities (updated)
- Appendix B: RSVP National Performance Measure Instructions
- Appendix C: Evidence-Based Programs
- Appendix D: Terms and Definitions
Please refer to the Grant Application Instructions for a completed list of required documents. Applicants are required to submit the documents by the application submission deadline.
The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document will be compiled and regularly updated. Questions submitted to 2016RSVP@cns.gov will likely be answered in the FAQs document.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Updated October 27, 2015
Senior Corps will be 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 question and answer 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. Please check this schedule regularly as webinars links will be added in the future.
TTA Call 2: New Performance Measures
Replay Number: 800-664-4219 available until October 30, 2015
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TTA Call 3: Evidence-based Programming
Replay Number: 800-839-1174 available until October 30, 2015
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TTA Call 4: Performance Measures (PM) Module Overview
Replay Number: 800-876-8729 available until November 27, 2015
TTA Call 5: eGrants
Replay Number: 866-419-5480 available until October 30, 2015
TTA Call 6: Refresher on New Performance Measures and Evidence-based Programming
Replay Number: 888-568-0396 available until November 6, 2015
Please note the change in the day.
TTA Call 7: eGrants
Replay Number: 866-373-1974 available until November 6, 2015