Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging

Contact Information

729 34th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 - 5950
(309) 793-4425
FY 2015 RSVP Competition

Executive Summary

An estimated 900 RSVP volunteers will serve. Some of their activities will include delivering meals and other companionship to elderly homebound and disabled individuals, Staffing emergency food pantries, providing health and nutrition education coaching and support services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged individuals, tutoring and mentoring children youth and adults who are economically disadvantaged and/or have special needs, preparing for and serving in disasters, especially by staffing a volunteer Registration Center (VRC) and providing services to veterans and active military. .

The primary focus area of this project is Healthy futures. At the end of the three-year grant, In that focus area we anticipate two outcomes. The first is that 50% of measured homebound or older adults and individuals with disabilities or 105 individuals will report having increased social ties or perceived social support as a result of services that RSVP volunteers assisted with. Our second outcome in Healthy Futures is that 46% of economically disadvantaged individuals who received education and food security services or 71 individuals report being more food secure as a result of those services that RSVP members assisted with. In other focus areas, we anticipate an outcome that 50% of measured K ' 12 economically disadvantaged or special needs students or 85 individuals tutored or mentored will demonstrate improved academic engagement as a result of RSVP volunteer services.

The annual CNCS federal investment of $132,570 will be supplemented annually by $58,535 of local match funding, which will include $36,000 state funding from both Illinois and Iowa $20,535 from United Ways and $2,000 from in-kind donations of meeting space, support materials and professional pro-bono services.

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