2015 FOSTER GRANDPARENT GRANT OPPORTUNITY
Corporation for National and Community Service
About the Funding Opportunity
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Kentucky State Office announces a grant funding opportunity for eligible organizations to apply to operate and manage a Foster Grandparent Program local project in the geographic area indicated below. More information about this opportunity can be found at: www.nationalservice.gov/SeniorCorps_Replacement_Grants.
About the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)
Created in 1965, FGP provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities. Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors, and friends to children with exceptional needs. Foster Grandparents serve from 15 to 40 hours per week in locations including schools, hospitals, juvenile correctional institutions, daycare facilities, or Head Start centers.
Foster Grandparents receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where they will serve, supplemental accident and liability insurance, and meals while on duty. Volunteers who meet certain income guidelines also receive a small stipend. FGP projects may use FGP grant funds to conduct volunteer recruitment and recognition, reimburse volunteers for service related travel and other service expenses, and provide stipends to volunteers and other grant expenses as described in 45 CFR Part 2552.
What Organizations are Eligible?
Eligible organizations include faith-based and secular non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, state education agencies, Indian tribes, and local government entities.
|Initial 12-Month Funding Available||Volunteer Service Years for Initial 12-month Award||Opportunity Number and Geographic Service Area|
|Up to: $545,685||120||
Caldwell, Hopkins, Christian, Jefferson, Shelby, Spencer, Bracken, Robertson, Mason, Fleming, Lewis, Knox, Leslie, Bell, Letcher, and Harlan Counties
Note: Portions of Jefferson County are served by a current FGP grantee. Applicants under the accompanying Notice may also propose services in Jefferson County. Geographic guidance on service areas in Jefferson County, if applicable, will be provided after grant application reviews.
Applicants are not required to cover all of the counties listed. Applicants may select subsets of the counties listed.
Award Period: It is anticipated that awards funded under this opportunity will be three years in duration, pending continued funding availability.
Start Date: July 1, 2015. The initial award budget period will be from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
Non-Federal Share Requirement: The minimum support requirement is 10 percent of the total grant budget (federal plus non-federal share).
Deadline: Your application is due no later than April 30, 2014. Applications must be submitted in eGrants by the deadline in order to be considered.
For More Information:
Margaret Garvey, Kentucky State Program Director