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Established in 1971 and now one of the largest senior volunteer programs in the nation, RSVP offers a diverse range of volunteer activities that serve communities to create measurable impact, benefit volunteers through the service experience, and create community capacity. RSVP volunteers serve with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week.
Through this competition, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) seeks to increase the impact of national service in one or more counties across the country. CNCS intends to fund RSVP grants that support volunteers age 55 years and older in activities that serve community needs and respond to the National Performance Measures in the following focus areas: disaster; education; economic opportunity; environment; healthy futures; and veterans and military families.
Notice of Intent to Apply Deadline: Applicants are strongly encouraged to send a Notice of Intent to Apply by Tuesday, March 7, 2017. The Notice of Intent to Apply should be completed via Survey Monkey.
Application Deadline: Applications are due Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 5:00PM Eastern Time. Successful applicants will be notified by July 2017.
Applicants must review both the Notice of Funding Opportunity including the Appendices and the Grant Application Instructions in order to fully understand the applications requirements.
- 2017 RSVP Expansion Competition NOFO
- RSVP Grant Application Instructions
- Appendix A: List of Available Funding Opportunities by State (Updated March 8, 2017)
- Appendix B: RSVP National Performance Measure Instructions
- Appendix C: Terms and Definitions
The FAQs document will be compiled and regularly updated. Questions submitted to 2017RSVP@cns.gov will likely be answered in the FAQs document.
- Frequently Asked Questions (updated March 31, 2017)
Please refer to the Grant Application Instructions for a completed list of required documents. Applicants are required to submit the documents by the application submission deadline.
- Aggregated Dollar Amount of Funding Form
- Financial Management Survey
- New Recipient Payment Management System Instructions
- RSVP Program Regulations
- RSVP Performance Measures Work Sheet
- Evidence-Based Programs and Registries
- Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200
Senior Corps will be hosting a minimum of five technical assistance conference calls for potential applicants. Calls will be conducted in a standard format that includes a brief overview and question and answer session. All calls will be recorded.
Please be advised dates and times may change. Please check this schedule regularly as webinars links will be added in the future. We strongly encourage you to register for webinars you plan to attend so any changes can be communicated to you.