Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
12/10/19 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, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
The mission of CNCS is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
The Foster Grandparent Program provides grants to qualified agencies and organizations for the dual purpose of engaging persons 55 and older, particularly those with limited incomes, in volunteer service to meet critical community needs; and to provide a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of the volunteers. Program funds are used to support Foster Grandparents in providing supportive, person to person service to children with special and or exceptional needs, or in circumstances that limit their academic, social or emotional development.
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 information on the geographic locations, the estimated annual federal funding, the minimum 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 Appendix A, 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.
GrantWatch ID#: 160395
Funding levels will vary by geographic area.
CNCS anticipates making multi-year grant awards. CNCS generally makes an initial award for the first year of operation, based a on one-year project period. Continuation awards for subsequent years are not guaranteed; they depend upon availability of appropriations and satisfactory performance.
The grant start date is April 1, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For more information or a printed copy of related material(s), email 2020FGPSCP@cns.gov.
CNCS also offers live text chat at www.NationalService.gov/contact-us.
Additional documents must be emailed to FGPSCPAttachments@cns.gov.
For technical questions and problems with the eGrants system, call the National Service Hotline at (800) 942-2677.
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 which encompasses the Pine Ridge Reservation; and Todd County which encompasses the Rosebud Indian Reservation; Dewey, Ziebach, Corson, Brown,Edmunds, Hand, Marshall, McPherson, Spink, Walworth (Including reservations: River Sioux Tribe and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe), Beadle, Brookings, Codington, Day, Hughes, Minnehahah, (Including reservations: Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation)
USA: California: Riverside County; Los Angeles County: the Central Los Angeles, Eastside, South Bay, South Los Angeles, and Southeast regions; Idaho: Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, and Twin Falls Counties; Indiana: Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties; Iowa: Pottawattamie, Fremont, Mills, Dallas, Polk, Boone, Marshall, Story, Dubuque, Delaware, Johnson, Linn, and Jackson Counties; Kentucky: Caldwell, Christian, and Hopkins Counties; Michigan: Wayne County and the city of St. Clair Shores in Macomb County; Minnesota: St. Louis, Pine, Carlton, Lake, and Cook Counties; Montana: Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Ravalli, Sanders and the Flathead Indian Reservation; Nebraska: Box Butte, Cherry, Dawes, Sheridan, and Sioux; New York: Livingston, Steuben, and Wyoming Counties; North Dakota: Barnes, Benson, Cass, Cavalier, Grand Forks, Griggs, Pierce, Ramsey, Richland, Sargent, Stutsman, Traill, Walsh Counties; Oklahoma: Seminole, Oklahoma, Canadian, Logan, Kingfisher, and Garfield Counties; South Carolina: Williamsburg, Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Counties; South Dakota; Utah: Carbon, Emery, Grande, San Juan, or Tooele Counties; Wisconsin: Douglas County; Wyoming: State of Wyoming Counties of Laramie, Goshen, and Platte Cities/Towns of Cheyenne, Torrington, Wheatland