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AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion Program Replacement and Expansion Opportunity

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Assistance Listing: 94.016
Feb 1, 2024

AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion Program (SCP) engages adults age 55 and over to provide companionship and support to other adults in need of extra assistance to remain at home or in the community for as long as possible. Volunteers provide companionship to ease loneliness and social isolation, assisting with transportation and light chores, helping to serve as eyes and ears to professionals who can intervene in the case of medical or other deterioration on the part of the clients, and giving support to informal caregivers.

Priority focus areas include:

  • Organizations serving communities with concentrated poverty, rural and tribal communities, and those serving historically underrepresented and underserved populations
  • Projects that raise public awareness about the challenges and needs of family caregivers and how older adult volunteers can help address those challenges
  • 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
  • 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: $2,000,000

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
Access · Aging and aging-related services · American Indian or Alaska Native · Community and faith-based initiatives · Community engagement and volunteerism · Criminal justice system · Elderly population · Health disparities · Human services · Immigrants · Informal caregivers · LGBTQI+ · People with disabilities · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Social connectedness · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

Organizations (1)

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