AmeriCorps Seniors and Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
02/03/21 5:00 PM ET
Grants to USA nonprofits, government agencies, tribes, and IHEs in multiple states to engage adults ages 55 and older in volunteer work to help older adults remain independent for as long as possible. Eligible states include Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Maryland, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Puerto Rico.
The mission of AmeriCorps is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
The AmeriCorps Seniors’ 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. AmeriCorps Seniors’ Senior Companion volunteers serve an average of 20 hours per week, with most 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. While serving, AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers improve their own lives by staying active and civically engaged.
AmeriCorps Seniors funding priorities for this grant cycle are:
GrantWatch ID#: 181743
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-%20FY%202021%20SCP%20Expansion.pdf
USA: Alaska; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Idaho; Maryland; New Mexico; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Utah; Vermont; Washington
USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA)
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