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2018 Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) Replacement Sponsor Competition

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs in Multiple
States to Coordinate Senior Mentors for Children and Youth

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

Conf. Date:

06/12/18

Deadline Date:

06/26/18 11:59 PM - Timezone Varies by State

Description:

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Grants to USA religious and secular nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, and IHEs to engage adults ages 55 and older in volunteer work as mentors and tutors. Eligible states include: Utah, South Dakota, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Nebraska. Volunteers will work with children and youth with exceptional and special needs, or who may otherwise benefit from one-on-one attention from a Foster Grandparent volunteer.

The mission of CNCS is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.

Senior Corps Foster Grandparents serve an average of 20 hours per week in schools, 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.

The purpose of this grant funding is to support one or more grant(s) for Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) operations and programming within the specific geographic service areas. Within each state, there are designated geographic locations in which applicants should propose to provide FGP services. Please see the Senior Corps Replacement Grants page for an individual Fact Sheet for each state included. Each state Fact Sheet includes information on the geographic locations, the estimated annual federal funding, the total number of Volunteer Service Years associated, and the application deadline.

Applicants should be aware that individual Foster Grandparent volunteers may still be serving in the geographic service areas listed in each state Fact Sheet, who were enrolled by the incumbent or previous sponsor of the FGP project in the geographic service area. Applicants should consider these volunteers in planning the FGP project proposed in the grant application, and are encouraged to make efforts to allow these volunteers to continue serving in the proposed new FGP project.

Funding Priorities:

Through these grant competitions, CNCS intends to fund FGP grants in specific geographic service areas due to the incumbent FGP sponsor relinquishing the grant or otherwise vacating services in the geographic location.

FGP grant applications must:
- Propose to serve a geographic service area that is listed in the State Fact Sheet
- Meet the National Performance Measure requirements and other criteria established in this Notice

This Notice prioritizes grant-making in the Education focus area identified by the National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended by the Serve America Act. Under this focus area, grants must provide support and/or facilitate access to services and resources that contribute to improved educational outcomes for economically disadvantaged people, especially children, and for children with special and/or exceptional needs. Activities may include providing support and/or facilitating access to services and resources that contribute to school readiness, providing support that improves academic performance, and providing support that improves academic engagement.

In order to receive priority consideration, applicants must demonstrate that the priority area is a significant part of the program focus and intended outcomes, and must include a high quality program design. Proposing programs that receive priority consideration are not guaranteed funding.

Selection criteria:
- Program design
- Organizational capacity
- Cost-Effectiveness and Budget Adequacy

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160395

Estimated Size of Grant:

CNCS anticipates awarding an amount not to exceed the total amount available in the State Fact Sheets for the 2018 FGP Replacement Sponsor Competitions. The actual level of funding is subject to the availability of annual appropriations.

Term of Contract:

Awards funded under this opportunity will be up to three years in duration, pending continued funding availability. Applicants should build and propose a full year budget period. However, the FY 18 award may reflect a prorated amount. Winning applicants can negotiate a revised budget accordingly.

The initial budget period will start on September 1, 2018 and end on June 30, 2019. (The FY 18 award amount will be prorated accordingly.) Subsequent budget periods will be 12 months in duration, July 1 through June 30.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following non-federal entities (as defined in 2 CFR §200.69) that have DUNS numbers and are registered in System for Award Management (SAM) are eligible to apply:

- Indian tribes (2 CFR §200.54)
- Institutions of higher education (2 CFR §200.55)
- Local governments (2 CFR §200.64)
- Nonprofit organizations (2 CFR §200.70)
- States (2 CFR §200.90)

In addition to Indian tribes as defined in 2 CFR 200.54, tribal organizations that are controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by Indian tribes are also eligible to apply. If an entity applies for an award as a tribal organization on behalf of a federally-recognized tribe, or multiple specific federally-recognized tribes, it must submit a sanctioning resolution, applicable to the entirety of the performance period to which the applicant is applying, adopted by the Tribal Council (or comparable tribal governing body) of each Indian tribe. The resolution(s) must identify the entity by name as a tribal organization and indicate whether it is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by an Indian tribe(s). It must authorize the entity to be the legal applicant and act on behalf of and include the Indian tribe(s) in a CNCS application for the purpose of conducting the activities and providing the services described in the application. A current resolution will not suffice to meet this requirement unless the resolution applies to the entire performance period of the award, i.e. current resolutions that are applicable to a previous Senior Corps award at the time of application submission, but expire during the prospective performance period of a new award, do not meet this requirement.

Other Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must have sufficient local presence to directly manage the proposed FGP grant. The operation of an FGP grant cannot be delegated to another organization, even if the other organization is an affiliate of the legal sponsor.

Applications will be considered for programs serving the following states and regions:
- Missouri: Lincoln, St. Charles, and Warren Counties
- North Dakota: Adams, Burleigh, Emmons, Foster, McHenry, McIntosh, McLean, Morton, Sioux, Stark, Stutsman, Ward, and Williams Counties
- Nebraska: Box Butte, Cherry, Dawes, Sheridan, and Sioux Counties
- Pennsylvania: Montgomery County
- South Dakota: Butte, Custer, Fall River, Haakon, Harding, Jones, Lawrence, Meade, Mellette, Pennington, and Perkins, counties and all but the NW portion of Bennett County and the Southern half of Jackson County which encompasses the Pine Ridge Reservation; and Todd County which encompasses the Rosebud Indian Reservation
- Utah: Carbon, Emery, Grande, San Juan, or Tooele Counties

Applications that engage or propose to engage in activities that are prohibited under CNCS’s statutes, regulations, or the terms and conditions of its awards are not eligible to receive CNCS funding.

Note that under Title IV, Division H of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 if CNCS is aware that any corporation has any unpaid federal tax liability which—
- Has been assessed
- All judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed
- Is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability—
that corporation is not eligible for an award under this Notice. However, this exclusion will not apply to a corporation which a federal agency has considered for suspension or debarment and has made a determination that suspension or debarment is not necessary to protect the interests of the federal government.

Pursuant to the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, an organization described in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. 501 (c)(4) that engages in lobbying activities is not eligible to apply for CNCS funding.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Training and Technical Assistance Calls and Resources

All training and technical assistance calls will be hosted by the individual State Offices. Please note that participants are encouraged to attend the calls. Each call will include a question and answer portion. Please refer to the specific State Fact Sheet for contact information.

For links to join the skype meetings, see the URL for Full Text link below.

Georgia:
Date Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. EST
Dial-In Number 866.670.8282
Participant Code 40137981

Missouri:
Date Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Time 10:00 -11:00 A.M. CST
Dial-In Number 866.670.8282
Participant Code 10268761

Nebraska:
Date Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time 10:00 A.M. CST
Dial-In Number 866.670.8282
Participant Code 49903918

New Jersey:
Date (SCP) Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time 10:00 A.M.
Dial-In Number 866.670.8282
Participant Code 80503973

North Dakota and South Dakota:
Date Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time 10:00 A.M. CST
Dial-In Number 866.670.8282
Participant Code 49903918

Pennsylvania:
Date Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Time 10:00 A.M. EST
Dial-In Number 866.670.8282
Participant Code 68871713

Utah:
Date Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time 10:00 A.M. MST
Dial-In Number 866.670.8282
Participant Code 62753694

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines:
- Missouri: The application is due no later than June 26, 2018, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
- North Dakota: The application is due no later than June 26, 2018, at 11:59 PM Central Time.
- Nebraska: The application is due no later than June 26, 2018, at 11:59 PM Central Time.
- Pennsylvania: The application is due no later than June 26, 2018, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
- South Dakota: The application is due no later than June 26, 2018, at 11:59 PM Central Time.
- Utah: The application is due no later than June 26, 2018, at 11:59 PM Mountain Time.

All applications must be submitted in eGrants by the deadline in order to be considered.

Applicants must submit applications electronically via CNCS’ web-based electronic management system. CNCS recommends that applicants create an account and begin the application at least three weeks before the deadline. Applicants should draft the application as a Word document, then copy and paste the text into the appropriate fields no later than 10 days before the deadline.

Applicants can also a printed copy of application materials via email.

All required additional documents must be emailed to CNCS with the following subject line: 2018 FGP Replacement Sponsor Competition Additional Documents - Application ID number.

Applicants are advised to review their State Fact Sheet (attached below) for more information about available funding, geographic scope, and program requirements.

Applications must include a DUNS number and an Employer Identification Number. The DUNS number does not replace an Employer Identification Number. Applicants can obtain a DUNS number at no cost by calling the DUNS number request line or by applying online at DUNS Request Service. CNCS recommends registering at least 30 days before the application due date.

Applicants are required to match funds for their projects, in part, through non-CNCS contributions. The required local contribution is at least 10 percent of the total project budget. The local contribution portion should be reflected in the Budget Section of the application. The non-CNCS share can be cash or in-kind matching funds.

Applicants should contact the National Service Hotline or online via the WebForm if they have a problem when they create an account or prepare or submit the application.

Application Information:
https://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/egrants

FGP Federal Regulations:
https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=b4e30f583e4062c5dd3f97517034712f&rgn=div5&view=text&node=45:4.1.9.11.34&idno=45

FGP Work Plan Alignment Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9WAJkKirv8

FAQs:
https://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/faqs

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application:
https://egrants.cns.gov/espan/main/login.jsp

For a printed copy of the application materials, or to submit additional documents, email: FGPSCP@cns.gov

Jill Deitz, North and South Dakota State Program Director
ND_SD@cns.gov
(701) 232-0320

Julie Nash, Nebraska State Program Director
NE@cns.gov
(402) 437-5474

Bernard Brown, Pennsylvania State Program Director
PA@cns.gov
(215) 964-6350

Jake Murakami, Utah State Program Director
UT@cns.gov
(801) 524-5411

National Service Hotline:
(800) 942-2677

DUNS Number Request Line:
(866) 705-5711

Grant Coverage Areas:

South Dakota:

Butte, Custer, Fall River, Haakon, Harding, Jones, Lawrence, Meade, Mellette, Pennington, and Perkins, counties and all but the NW portion of Bennett County and the Southern half of Jackson County which encompasses the Pine Ridge Reservation; and Todd County which encompasses the Rosebud Indian Reservation

CFDA Number:

94.011

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Missouri: Lincoln, St. Charles, and Warren Counties;   Nebraska: Box Butte, Cherry, Dawes, Sheridan, and Sioux Counties;   North Dakota: Adams, Burleigh, Emmons, Foster, McHenry, McIntosh, McLean, Morton, Sioux, Stark, Stutsman, Ward, and Williams Counties ;   Pennsylvania: Montgomery County ;   South Dakota: See Grant Coverage Areas above;   Utah: Carbon, Emery, Grande, San Juan, or Tooele Counties