Managing Senior Corps Grants
Once you receive a grant, there are specific responsibilities your organization must fulfill. How you use your funds and report on program and fiscal management outcomes are mandated by the terms of the grant. Specific requirements are included in the program regulations.
- Foster Grandparent Program Regulations
- Senior Companions Program Regulations
- RSVP Program Regulations
- Summary of Senior Corps Program Regulation Amendments (PDF)
- Guidance from the Office of the General Counsel
- Civil Rights / Equal Opportunity Requirements
- National Service Criminal History Checks
- Common Audit Findings and Suggested Corrective Actions (PDF)
A Note on Applications and Funding Availability
Applications for new Senior Corps grants are accepted only when funding is available. Senior Corps will notify the public when new grants are being accepted by posting a notice at www.grants.gov and in our Funding Opportunities section. All documents are able to be downloaded and printed.
- RSVP Senior Corps grant application (PDF)
- FGP and SCP Senior Corps grant application (PDF)
- eGrants Visual instructions (PDF) For screen readers (PDF)
- FGP Workplan Development Worksheets (Word)
- SCP Workplan Development Worksheets (Word)
- Station Roster Template and Instructions (Excel)
- Aggregate Dollar Amount of Funding Form/Breakdown of Funding Sources Form FY 14
- Corporation for National and Community Service's eGrants site
- Your Responsibilities
- Notices of Funds Availability / Notices of Funding Opportunities
- FGP National Performance Measures Instructions (PDF)
- SCP National Performance Measures Instructions (PDF)
2014 Progress Report Supplement (PRS) Data Collection
The Progress Report Supplement (PRS) is the annual data survey and data collection conducted by CNCS/Senior Corps to aggregate the latest numbers and accomplishments of Foster Grandparent, Senior Companion, and RSVP grantees.
Below are the eGrants step-by-step instructions for completing the PRS. You can use these instructions to guide you through the screens and the data elements. The reporting period for the data is July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. The deadline to submit your completed survey in eGrants is November 4, 2014.
- FGP Progress Report Supplement (PRS) Instructions
- RSVP Progress Report Supplement (PRS) Instructions
- SCP Progress Report Supplement (PRS) Instructions
2014 Volunteer Station Roster Instructions
Grantees are now able to enter their volunteer stations in eGrants! Below are the eGrants instructions for entering the Volunteer Stations. You can use these instructions to guide you through the screens and the data elements for entering your volunteer stations.
- Volunteer Station Roster Instructions (for Non-Competitive Administrative Renewals grantees)
- Volunteer Station Roster Instructions (for Renewal and Continuation grantees)
Senior Corps Progress Report
A new version of the Senior Corps Progress Report was approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in August of 2013. This version of the Progress Report is used by Foster Grandparent (FGP), Senior Companion (SCP) and RSVP grantees that have either competed or renewed grants using the national performance measures. Grantees that will either compete or renew in FY 2015 will continue to use the legacy version of the Progress Report until they compete in FY 2015.
Completing and submitting Progress Reports according is a grant requirement. Progress Reports are completed in the CNCS eGrants system.
These instructions provide a step-by-step reference and guide to help grantees complete and submit the Progress Report.
Federal Financial Report (FFR)
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has implemented the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) new government-wide financial reporting form, the Federal Financial Report (FFR). The new FFR combines data that CNCS grantees report on two separate forms: the Federal Cash Transaction Report to HHS (FCTR, also known as the “272”) and the Financial Status Report to CNCS (FSR, also known as the “269”). Unlike the existing FSR, the new FFR includes data fields to specifically report program income. For more information, please read the Frequently Asked Questions document.
Closeout Documents and Instructions
CNCS grants usually are awarded for a 3 year project period, consisting of three yearly budget periods. CNCS direct grantees are responsible for meeting the submission deadlines for closeout. Closeout documents are due to your corporation Grants Officer no later than 90 days after the expiration of the Project Period. Read the Closeout Instructions document to fully understand the requirements.
Fixed Amount Grants Pilot FY 2011 - Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Companion Program
In FY 2011, CNCS is launching a Fixed Amount Grants Pilot for Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) and Senior Companion Program (SCP) projects. FGP and SCP grantees eligible to participate in the Pilot are notified directly by the respective State Office. The following materials were developed to help potential applicants to learn more about the Pilot.
- Fixed Amount Grants Pilot Presentation (PDF)
- Fixed Amount Grants Pilot Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Senior Corps Resources
Senior Corps offers a number of resources to help you manage your grant effectively. For information and assistance in building capacity, enhancing quality, working with volunteers and more, please see the following resources:
- Learning and Best Practices
- Supplemental 2009 Income Eligibility Guidelines (PDF)
- 2014 Income Eligibility Guidelines
- 2013 Income Eligibility Guidelines
- 2012 Income Eligibility Guidelines (177 KB PDF)
- 2011 Income Eligibility Guidelines (21 KB PDF)
Program Handbooks and Supplements
These documents provide Senior Corps grantees important current information on key topics such as the implementation of the Serve America Act amendments, the CNCS Strategic Plan, technical assistance resources, program operations, and reporting.
National Service Criminal History Checks
The Corporation for National and Community Service has issued a regulation requiring grantees to conduct and document National Service Criminal History Checks.