Quote: Mother Teresa

“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.” – Mother Teresa

Quote: Strengthen Communities

“When one neighbor helps another, we strengthen our communities.” – Jennifer Pahlka

Renewed Membership with Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce

BPC is proud to have renewed its membership with the Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce for 2017.

Senior Corps RSVP – Notice of Funding Opportunity

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is pleased to release the 2017 RSVP Expansion Notice of Funding Opportunity.

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 and that meet National Performance Measures.

The Notice of Funding Opportunity and specific geographic service areas can be found atwww.nationalservice.gov/rsvpcompetition. Please see Appendix A for a list of the available geographic service areas.

Eligible Applicants
This competition is open to interested organizations that meet the eligibility requirements including current CNCS grantees. The following entities are eligible to apply: 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.

  • Notice of Intent to Apply:  Applicants are strongly encouraged to send a Notice of Intent to Apply by Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
  • Application Deadline:  The application deadline is Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. ET.  Successful applicants will be notified in July 2017.

Funding Priorities
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, Evidence-Based Program Implementation, Elder Justice, Intergenerational Programming in Education, Access to Care specifically with Opioid Abuse, Transportation to support Aging in Place, and Housing under Economic Opportunity.

Technical Assistance
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.

Call dates and times can be found at: https://www.nationalservice.gov/rsvp-expansion-competition-training-opportunities.

Days of Service Grant Announcement

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has available funding for both the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance and Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service through a combined Day of Service Notice of Funding Opportunity (Notice). Applicant organizations may apply for either September 11th, MLK, or both.

September 11th funding will mobilize more Americans to engage in service and remembrance activities that meet vital community needs and honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and who rose in service as a result of that tragedy.  MLK funding will mobilize more Americans to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a day of service in communities, to encourage those who serve on this holiday to make a long-term commitment to community service, and to bring people together to focus on service to others.

  • Submission of a Notice of Intent to Apply is highly encouraged and due before February 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
  • Applications for funding are due on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified in May 2017.

Access technical assistance including upcoming calls and contact information for questions specific to this funding opportunity.

Visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/dayofservice for more information.