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 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: