2013 RSVP Competition

The summary for the 2013 RSVP Competition grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Corporation for National and Community Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
2013 RSVP Competition: APPLICATION DUE: Applications are due Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. THE FULL NOTICE IS AVAILABLE ON THE CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE'S WEBSITE: WWW.NATIONALSERVICE.GOV. A. Purpose of RSVP Re-competition Funding Established in 1971 and now one of the largest senior volunteer programs in the nation, RSVP offers a diverse range of volunteer activities that serve communities to create measurable impact, benefit volunteers through the service experience, and create community capacity. RSVP volunteers serve with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week. Click here for RSVP Program Regulations. Through this competition the Corporation for National and Community Service seeks to increase the impact of national service in 264 specific communities across the country. CNCS intends to fund RSVP grants that support volunteers 55 years and older serving in a diverse range of activities that meet specific community needs and that respond to National Performance Measures. Applicants must propose to serve the entire geographic service area associated with the funding opportunity for which they are applying listed in Appendix A. Available funding opportunities are listed in Appendix A. Detailed summaries of the activities of each of the 264 available funding opportunities are available on the Senior Corps website at: http://www.seniorcorps.gov/for_organizations/funding/index.asp RSVP grant applications must: - Serve all the counties in the geographic service area associated with the funding opportunities listed in Part 1 or Part 2 of Appendix A; - Support at least 80% of the number of volunteers listed in Part 1 or Part 2 of Appendix A; - Meet the National Performance Measure requirements and other criteria established in this Notice; and - Minimize, to the extent possible, disruptions to the current volunteers associated with any incumbent project. Please see Appendix C for more information on how new and incumbent applicants must describe how they plan to minimize the disruption of volunteers if they propose graduating* volunteer stations that are included in an incumbent project. B. 2013 RSVP Re-competition Funding Priorities In alignment with the SAA and the CNCS Strategic Plan, this Notice will focus grant making for fiscal year 2013 in the following six Focus Areas: - Education - Healthy Futures - Veterans and Military Families - Environmental Stewardship - Economic Opportunity - Disaster Services This Notice especially seeks to prioritize: 1. Programs that have a well-articulated plan to strengthen communities through service in a Primary Focus Area selected from one of the six Focus Areas. 2. Alignment of the following programming elements in the Primary Focus Area: - Persuasive evidence of community need(s). - Highly effective management of RSVP volunteers and volunteer stations. - Service activities that lead to National Performance Measure outputs or outcomes. 3. Investments that lead to outcomes that can be measured by National Performance Measures. 4. Investments that serve veterans and military families or engage veterans and military family members as national service participants. These priorities are reflected in the application selection criteria described in the Notice. Applications that reflect these priorities are not guaranteed funding.
Federal Grant Title: 2013 RSVP Competition
Federal Agency Name: Corporation for National and Community Service
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-GRANTS-08082012
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 94.002
CFDA Descriptions: Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
Current Application Deadline: Oct 18, 2012 Your applic
Original Application Deadline: Oct 11, 2012
Posted Date: Aug 14, 2012
Creation Date: Sep 18, 2012
Archive Date: Nov 01, 2012
Total Program Funding: $16,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 270
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
Supporting service opportunities for volunteers age 55 and over.
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 - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Existing RSVP grantees are also eligible to apply under this Notice.
Grant Announcement Contact
Katharine Gregg Senior Program Officer Phone 202-606-6965

Grants Review Specialist [astinelli@cns.gov]
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