Yakima Valley Community College

Contact Information

PO Box 22520
Yakima, WA 98907 - 2520
(509) 574-1932
FY 2015 RSVP Competition

Executive Summary

Yakima Valley Community College on behalf of RSVP of Yakima County (RSVP) submits this application for CNCS funding to support 390 unduplicated volunteers serving in non-profit organizations throughout Yakima County. Over the next three years, with "Healthy Futures" as our primary focus area, our work plans will focus on the following: organize and distribute food in food banks to people experiencing food insecurity; distribute information regarding health insurance, access to health care, and access to health benefits programs to seniors and low-income individuals in need of assistance; distribute food to homebound elderly to support their efforts to remain independent in their homes; and provide vital in-home services to low-income and home-bound seniors. Secondary focus areas include Capacity Building, serving Veterans and Military Families, and Environmental Stewardship.

At the end of the three-year grant period, 390 volunteers placed at approximately 35 community non-profit, faith-based, and government organizations will achieve the following results. At least 6,000 individuals will receive pertinent information regarding health insurance and access to health care and health care benefits programs, an additional 10,000 will receive information in a secondary manner through health fairs, mailings, group presentations and newsletter articles and radio spots; at least 400 individuals receiving emergency food from food banks will report reduced food insecurity, at least 350 home-bound individuals will report reduced food insecurity and increased socialization as a result of meal delivery and in-home assistance programs.

The CNCS federal investment of $50,734 will be supplemented by $117,338 in match funds.

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