Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
09/03/20 5:00 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories nonprofits, Indian Tribes, IHEs, and state and local governments to create and implement community-based projects that utilize volunteer workers. Funding is intended for programs, involving volunteers ages 55 and older, within the focus areas of disaster services, education, healthy futures, veterans and military families, environmental stewardship, and economic opportunity. For additional information about these focus areas, see:
In addition, grants will support volunteer capacity-building activities provided by national service participants. These activities are indirect services that enable CNCS-supported organizations to recruit and manage community volunteers.
Senior Corps encourages grant applications to include work plans that advance justice and equality in areas such as education, access to food and healthcare, workforce development, elder justice, and living independently. Work plans are encouraged to include efforts to help local communities recover from COVID-19. Applicants may propose programming in any focus area to aid communities as they recover from the pandemic:
GrantWatch ID#: 144701
Award amounts will vary, as determined by the scope of the projects. CNCS expects to make awards in the range of $50,000 to $518,000.
CNCS anticipates making three-year grant awards. CNCS generally makes an initial award for the first year of operation, based on a one-year project period. Continuation awards for subsequent years depend upon the availability of appropriations and satisfactory performance and are not guaranteed.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://egrants.cns.gov/espan/main/login.jsp
Direct questions to: 2021RSVP@cns.gov
Send additional documents to: AdditionalDocuments@cns.gov
For letters explaining late applications: LateApplications@cns.gov
If circumstances make it impossible for an applicant to submit in eGrants, applicants may send a paper copy of the application via overnight carrier to the following address:
Corporation for National and Community Service
ATTN: Office of Grants Policy and Operations/2020 RSVP Competition Application
250 E Street, SW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20525
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
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