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2020 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:

11/07/19

Deadline Date:

12/10/19 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Description:

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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.

Funding Priorities:

https://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/FY20%20FGP%20Competition%20NOFO%2010.1_0.pdf#page=2

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160395

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$4,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding levels will vary by geographic area.

Term of Contract:

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.

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 federally recognized Indian Tribes are also eligible to apply. If an entity applies for an award as a Tribal organization that is controlled or chartered by one or more Indian Tribes, the organization must provide copies of, or links to, documentation which demonstrates that the organization is controlled or chartered by a federally recognized Indian Tribe. If an entity applies as an organization sanctioned by a federally recognized Tribe, or multiple specific federally recognized Tribes, it must submit a sanctioning resolution, adopted by the Tribal Council (or comparable Tribal governing body) of each Indian Tribe. The resolution(s) must identify the entity applying for a CNCS award by name as a Tribal organization that is sanctioned, the Indian Tribe(s) for the purpose of applying for CNCS funding (or federal grant funds generally).

Applications will be considered for programs serving the following states and regions:
- 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: 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)
- 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.

Other Eligibility Requirements:
https://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/FY20%20FGP%20Competition%20NOFO%2010.1_0.pdf#page=5

Pre-proposal Conference:

CNCS will host a series of webinars to introduce potential applicants to FGP/SCP, this competition, its performance measurements system and more. See below for available sessions and registration links. Register for a webinar to receive detailed connection instructions.

All sessions will be recorded and recordings will be available at the URL for Full Text below shortly after a webinar's conclusion.

Session 1: Introducing the FGP-SCP Competition
Monday, November 4, 2019
3:30 PM ET

Click here to register:
https://cncs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_glEOCbUhQ3aRjzBJYsn5oQ

Session 2: The Foster Grandparent Program
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
3:30 PM ET

Click here to register:
https://cncs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aZ1CfQnISo6mSgUItNyHxw

Session 3: The Senior Companion Program
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
3:30 PM ET

Click here to register:
https://cncs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_W3ljYPXnSImC9RukmCk0YQ

Session 4: Submitting Your Application in eGrants
Thursday, November 7, 2019
3:30 PM ET

Click here to register:
https://cncs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fQqZEWGKTTOfwT_M3IiBew

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due Friday, December 10, 2019 by 5:00 PM Eastern Time.

CNCS anticipates announcing the results of this competition by mid-March 2020.

Additional documents are due by the application submission deadline.

The 2020 FGP Replacement Sponsor grants will be awarded on a cost reimbursement basis.

Applicants are required to match funds equal to 10 percent of their requested program budget. The applicant’s match can be cash and/or non-federal cash and/or cash and in-kind contributions and/or non-federal cash and in-kind contributions matching funds. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to meet the 10 percent match requirement at the time of application submission.

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 the DUNS Request Service. CNCS recommends registering at least 30 days before the application due date.

After obtaining a DUNS number, all applicants must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). CNCS suggests that applicants finalize a new registration or renew an existing one at least three weeks before the application deadline, to allow time to resolve any issues that may arise.

Applicants must submit applications electronically via eGrants, CNCS’s web-based application system. CNCS recommends that applicants create an eGrants 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 eGrants field no later than 10 days before the deadline.

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

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 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.

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 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)

CFDA Number:

94.011

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

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