2016 Senior Companion Program (SCP) Indian Tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Competition

NOFA/NOFO End Date: 
Wed, 06/29/2016
CFDA number: 
94.016
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 1974, Senior Companion Program (SCP) engages adults age 55 and over to provide companionship and support to other adults in need of extra assistance to remain at home or in the community for as long as possible. Senior Companions serve between 15 and 40 hours per week, with the majority of the volunteer service taking place in the homes of their clients. Among other activities, they provide companionship to ease loneliness and social isolation, assist with transportation and light chores, help to serve as eyes and ears to professionals who can intervene in the case of medical or other deterioration on the part of the clients, and give support to informal caregivers.

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 in geographic areas not currently served by SCP grantees. CNCS intends to fund SCP Tribal grants that support volunteers age 55 years and older in activities that serve community needs and respond to the SCP National Performance Measures and Elder Justice interventions to mitigate the potential that clients and caregivers served by Senior Companion volunteers will be victims of financial fraud, abuse, and/or neglect.

I. Applicant Deadline

Application Submission Deadline: Applications are now due no later thanWednesday, 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 on April 5-7, 2016. Below are the resources from the training conference for the 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 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 Power Point Presentation
Replay Dial-in Number: 1-866-505-9257 available until June 30, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 3:00 p.m. ET - SCP Performance Measures Overview
Click here for the Power Point Presentation
Replay Dial-in Number: 1-800-756-0429 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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