Dear CNCS Stakeholders,
Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is pleased to release the 2019 RSVP Competition Notice of Funding Opportunity. For decades, RSVP has effectively engaged older Americans in meeting national and community needs that deliver lasting, meaningful results. With this Notice, CNCS intends to fund successful applicants that increase the impact of volunteers age 55 and older, serving in a diverse range of activities in response to local community needs.
The following entities are eligible to apply, including current CNCS grantees: public or private nonprofit organizations (including faith-based and other community organizations); institutions of higher education; government entities within states or territories (e.g. cities, counties); government-recognized veteran service organizations; labor organizations; partnerships and consortia; and Indian Tribes. We strongly encourage all eligible applicants to visit www.nationalservice.gov/rsvpcompetition to learn more about how RSVP can help them increase their impact by engaging volunteers age 55 years and older in service.
RSVP volunteers help organizations expand services, build capacity, develop partnerships, leverage resources, create sustainable projects, and recruit and manage other volunteers. Grant funding partially covers expenses to operate a RSVP project such as staffing, supplies, volunteer stations, and training of staff and members. This RSVP Competition Notice prioritizes grant-making in the six focus areas identified by the Serve America Act (SAA) of 2009 and in alignment with the CNCS Strategic Plan: Disaster Services; Economic Opportunity; Education; Environmental Stewardship; Healthy Futures; and Veterans and Military Families.
Within the six focus areas, Senior Corps funding priorities include:
CNCS will host a series of technical assistance calls to answer questions about this funding opportunity, Performance Measures, and eGrants. CNCS strongly encourages all interested applicants to participate in these sessions.