2016 Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) Indian Tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Competition

NOFA/NOFO End Date: 
Wed, 06/29/2016
CFDA number: 
94.011
Contact Information
FGPSCP@cns.gov

Tables of Contents

I. Application Deadline
II. Funding Opportunity and Application Instructions
III. Required Documents
IV. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
V. Resources for Applicants
VI. Training and Technical Assistance Calls and Resources


Established in 1965, FGP engages adults age 55 and over to provide loving and experienced tutors and mentors to children and youth with special needs or exceptional needs, or who would benefit from the one-one-one attention a Foster Grandparent volunteer can provide. Foster Grandparents serve an average of 20 hours per week in schools, after school programs, hospitals, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, and child care centers. Among other activities, they review schoolwork, reinforce values, teach parenting skills to young parents, and care for premature infants and children with disabilities. Foster Grandparents often maintain an ongoing, intensive relationship with the children and youth served for a year or longer.

Through this competition, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) seeks to increase the impact of national service in Indian County by offering funding opportunities for new grants to Indian Tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in geographic areas not currently served by FGP grantees. CNCS intends to fund FGP Tribal, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander grants that support volunteers age 55 years and older in activities that serve community needs and respond to the National Performance Measures, which prioritizes the Education Focus Area.

I. Applicant Deadline

Application Submission Deadline: Applications are due no later than Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Successful applicants will be notified in August 2016.

II. Funding Opportunity and Application Instructions

Applicants must review both the Notice of Funding Availability 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:

III. Required Documents

Please refer to the Grant Application Instructions for a list of required documents. All required documents should be emailed to FGPSCP@cns.gov by the application due date. Emailed attachments must include the application ID number in the subject line. Below is a list of possible forms you may need for submitting your required documents.

IV. 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.

V. Resources for Applicants

The Corporation held a Tribal Training conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico April 5-7, 2016. Below are the resources from the training conference for Senior Corps programs.

VI. Training and Technical Assistance Calls

Senior Corps will be hosting 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. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. ET - Senior Corps Programs Overview
Click here for the Power Point Presentation
Replay Dial-in Number: 1-866-511-5154 available until June 30, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. ET - NOFA Overview
Click here for the Power Point Presentation
Replay Dial-in Number: 1-866-505-9257 available until June 30, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 1:00 p.m. ET - FGP Performance Measures Overview
Click here for the Power Point Presentation
Replay Dial-in Number: 1-800-216-4453 available until June 30, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. ET - eGrants Overview
Replay Dial-in Number: 1-800-628-9698 available until June 30, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. ET - eGrants Overview
Replay Dial-in Number: 1-866-382-4793 available until June 30, 2016

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