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AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion Program Expansion Sponsor Competition

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Sponsor
AmeriCorps
Deadlines
Feb 3, 2021
Purpose

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 serve an average of 20 hours per week, providing 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:

  • Programs that actively engage in removing structural racial inequities, advancing racial equality, and increasing opportunity in order to achieve sustainable change in communities
  • Work plans that advance justice and equality
  • Efforts to help local communities respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Activities that address health needs within communities by focusing specifically on independent living and access to healthcare

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
Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

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

Estimated award amount: $6,500 per volunteer per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated total program funding: $4,000,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Access · Aging and aging-related services · Community and faith-based initiatives · Community engagement and volunteerism · Elderly population · Health disparities · Human services · Informal caregivers · Poverty · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention



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