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AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program Expansion Sponsor Competition

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Feb 3, 2021

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 an average of 20 hours per week in schools, hospitals, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, and childcare centers.

Priority focus areas include:

  • Programs that actively engage in removing structural racial inequities, advancing racial equality, and increasing opportunity in order to achieve sustainable change in communities
  • Efforts to help local communities respond to and recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Projects that contribute to improved educational outcomes for economically disadvantaged people, especially children and for children with special and/or exceptional need

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

  • Geographic diversity
  • Rural communities
  • Small and medium programs
  • Single and multi-state programs
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Focus areas

Eligible applicants include:

  • Tribes
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Local governments
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • States
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated award amount: $6,500 per volunteer per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated total program funding: $5,000,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Child care · Children and youth · Community and faith-based initiatives · Community engagement and volunteerism · Criminal justice system · Educational attainment · Emergency preparedness and response · Health disparities · Healthcare facilities · Human services · People with disabilities · Poverty · Schools · Substance use and misuse

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