Opportunity CNCS-GRANTS-012910-001

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Opportunity CNCS-GRANTS-012910-001: APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE SUBMITTED THROUGH GRANTS.GOV APLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE CORPORATION'S EGRANTS SYSTEM: https://egrants.cns.gov/espan/main/login.jsp RSVP engages people age 55 and older in a diverse range of volunteer activities that deliver valuable services to meet community needs while providing an enriching experience to those who serve. RSVP volunteers choose how, where, and how often they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week. The purpose of this RSVP grant funding is two-fold: (1) to establish new RSVP projects in geographic areas that are currently unserved by existing Corporation-funded RSVP projects; and (2) to expand the number of RSVP volunteers serving in existing RSVP projects who will engage in new programmatic activities.III. Requirements to apply for these grantsA. What are the programmatic requirements?1. RSVP projects must focus RSVP volunteers, who must be at least 55 years old, on meeting critical community needs through assignments that provide a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of the volunteers.2. At a minimum, 20 percent of the RSVP volunteers supported by these grants must be placed in assignments to recruit other community volunteers, thus expanding the capacity of local non-profits to meet their missions.3. All of the RSVP volunteers must be placed in assignments that address one or more of the 16 categories of community needs identified in the Domestic Volunteer Service Act as national problems of local concern, or "Programs of National Significance (PNS)," as listed in "Programs of National Significance Categories" appended to this NOFA.The Corporation is particularly interested in supporting the following volunteer activities:(1) Providing in-home, non-medical independent living support to those in need of extra help, including frail seniors, veterans of recent conflicts, and their caregivers. (PNS Categories: 1, 2, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16)(2) Assisting children and youth to succeed academically, including mentoring, tutoring, and other assistance to remain in school. (PNS Categories 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16)(3) Enhancing energy efficiency at home, such as weatherization of homes, energy audits, or connecting people to related resources and information. (PNS Categories: 11, 12, 13, 15, 16)4. Applicants must propose a minimum of 3 performance measures of which one must be anAccomplishment/Output, one must be an Intermediate Impact/Outcome and one must be an EndImpact/Outcome. For further details, see the Senior Corps Grant Application, CNCS Form 424-NSSC [OMB Control No. 3045-0035] posted at http://www.seniorcorps.gov/for_organizations/funding/apply.asp.5. The application budget must include funding for a full-time RSVP Project Director. However, if you believe you can justify proposing less than a full-time project director, please provide a full justification in your narrative on project management. If your application is selected to receive an award, your justification will be taken into account in final grant award negotiations.B. Is there a matching or grantee share requirement for these grants?Yes. Applicants proposing to establish a new RSVP project must budget and raise 10 percent of the total project budget in Year 1, 20 percent in Year 2, and 30 percent in Year 3 and subsequent years, if the grant is renewed beyond three years. Existing RSVP grantees applying to augment their current grant must demonstrate that, if they receive the proposed award, the resulting new budget (i.e., the augmentation budget plus the current grant budget) will continue to meet the non-federal share requirement applicable to that grant.
Federal Grant Title: Opportunity CNCS-GRANTS-012910-001
Federal Agency Name: Corporation for National and Community Service
Grant Categories: Community Development Education Energy Environment Health Housing Income Security and Social Services Law Justice and Legal Services Other Transportation
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-GRANTS-012910-001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 94.002
CFDA Descriptions: Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
Current Application Deadline: Apr 06, 2010 To su
Original Application Deadline: Apr 06, 2010 To su
Posted Date: Jan 29, 2010
Creation Date: Jan 29, 2010
Archive Date: Apr 07, 2010
Total Program Funding: $2,700,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
Volunteers, Aging, Social Programs
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Special district governments - Independent school districts - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities - Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) - Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
A. Who is eligible for this funding? To be eligible to apply for these funds, an applicant must be a public agency (including state and local agencies and other units of government), a non-profit organization (including community-based organizations, both faith-based and secular), an institution of higher education, or an Indian Tribe. Indian Tribe is defined as a federally recognized Indian Tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Native village, Regional Corporation, or Village Corporation, as defined under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. §1602), that the United States Government determines is eligible for special programs and services provided under federal law to Indians because of their status as Indians. Indian Tribes also include tribal organizations controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by one of the entities described above. This competition is open to all organizations that meet these eligibility requirements. Existing RSVP grantees are eligible to apply, but must be currently complying with all programmatic and fiscal requirements of their grant, including on-time submission of required reports, as determined by Corporation. (If you are a current RSVP grantee, see Section V.I.9, below, for additional information.) An existing RSVP grantee may apply for either: (a) an augmentation of its current grant for expansion of an existing project within its currently approved geographic service area or into a new unserved geographic area, or (b) a new grant to establish a new RSVP project in an unserved area, or (c) both (a) and (b). In the case of augmentation proposals, expansion into unserved geographic areas is a Corporation priority. All other organizations may propose only to establish a new RSVP project in a geographic area unserved by a current RSVP grantee. A list of current grantees, with their respective geographic service areas, will be posted at http://www.seniorcorps.gov/for_organizations/funding/nofa.asp. An organization described in Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 501(c)(4)) that engages in lobbying activities is not eligible to apply, serve as a host site for volunteers, or act in any type of supervisory role in the program.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Linda Esah (202) 606-3225
Email box for this competition [PNS@cns.gov]
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