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AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program Replacement and Expansion Opportunity

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Assistance Listing: 94.011
Feb 1, 2024

AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) engages adults age 55 and over to provide mentorship for children and youth with special or exceptional needs, or who would benefit from the one-one-one attention. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers will serve in schools, Head Starts, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, and childcare centers.

Priority focus areas include:

  • Organizations serving communities with concentrated poverty, rural and tribal communities, and those serving historically underrepresented and underserved populations
  • Programs focused on early learning and those that prepare AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers to enter early learning careers
  • Projects that serve priority states and territories listed in Appendix A of the application instructions
  • Support for organizations that serve people with arrest and conviction records and provide meaningful reentry opportunities
  • Efforts to help local communities continue to recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic through focused education efforts to address learning loss
  • Support for civic bridge-building projects and training in civic bridge-building skills and techniques to AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers

AmeriCorps Seniors intends to build a diversified portfolio, including a meaningful representation of:

  • Geographic diversity
  • Rural communities
  • Small and medium programs
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Focus areas
  • Innovative community strategies

Eligible applicants include:

  • Tribes and tribal organizations
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Local governments
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • State service commissions
  • State and U.S. territories
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Estimated award amount: $9,000 per volunteer per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated total program funding: $1,500,000

Applicants are required to match funds equal to 10% of their requested program budget with cash or in-kind funds.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website and

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · COVID-19 · Child care · Children and youth · Community and faith-based initiatives · Community engagement and volunteerism · Criminal justice system · Educational attainment · Human services · Immigrants · LGBTQI+ · People with disabilities · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Schools · Substance use and misuse

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