AmeriCorps Seniors and Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
02/03/21 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, and IHEs in multiple states to engage adults ages 55 and older in volunteer work as mentors and tutors to children and youth. Eligible states include California, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, and Wisconsin.
The mission of AmeriCorps is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
The AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) engages adults age 55 and over to provide loving and experienced tutors and mentors to children and youth with special or exceptional needs, or who would benefit from the one-one-one attention a AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer can provide. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve an average of 20 hours per week in schools, hospitals, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, and childcare centers. Among other activities, they review schoolwork, reinforce values, teach parenting skills to young parents, and care for premature infants and children with disabilities. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers often maintain an ongoing, intensive relationship with the children and youth served for a year or longer.
AmeriCorps Seniors priorities for this grant cycle include:
GrantWatch ID#: 160395
Applicants may apply for any federal funding level within the parameters that the funding level may not exceed $6,500.00 per VSY.
Funding amounts will vary per service area.
AmeriCorps Seniors expects to make awards with a minimum federal funding level of $260,000.00 and 40 VSY. The final award amounts will vary as determined by the scope of the projects.
AmeriCorps Seniors anticipates making three-year grant awards. AmeriCorps Seniors generally makes an initial award for the first year of the period of performance, based on a one-year budget. Continuation awards for subsequent years are not guaranteed; they depend upon availability of appropriations and satisfactory performance.
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
For more information, email 2021FGPSCP@cns.gov. AmeriCorps Seniors also offers live text chat at www.NationalService.gov/contact-us.
Additional documents must be emailed to AdditionalDocuments@cns.gov.
For technical questions and problems with the eGrants system, call the National Service Hotline at (800) 942-2677.
List of Geographic Service Areas: https://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Appendix%20A-FY%202021%20FGP%20Expansion.pdf
USA: California; Iowa; Kentucky; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Montana; Nebraska; New York; Oklahoma; South Carolina; South Dakota; Utah; Wisconsin
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