Senior Companion Grant Opportunity in MontCo

Posted by Corporation for National and Community Service on February 12, 2018

Corporation for National and Community Service

About the Funding Opportunity
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Pennsylvania State Office announces a grant funding opportunity for eligible organizations to apply to operate and manage a Senior Companion Program local project in the geographic area indicated below. More information about this opportunity can be found at:

About the Senior Companion Program (SCP)
Created in 1974, SCP provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over to stay active by serving frail seniors and other adults, helping them to maintain independence in the client’s home. Among other activities, Senior Companions assist with daily living tasks, such as grocery shopping and bill paying; provide friendship and companionship; alert doctors and family members to potential problems, and provide respite to family caregivers. Senior Companions serve from 15 to 40 hours per week.

Senior Companions 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. SCP projects may use SCP grant funds to conduct volunteer recruitment and recognition, reimburse volunteers for service related travel and other service expenses, provide stipends to volunteers, and for other grant expenses as described in 45 CFR Part 2551.

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.

Grant Information
Total Annual Funding Available – Up to: $199,907
Total Volunteer Service Years – Up to: 33
Geographic Service Area – Montgomery County

Award Period: Awards funded under this opportunity will be up to three years in duration, pending continued funding availability. Applicants should build and propose a full year budget period.

Start Date: The budget period will start on July 1, 2018.

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 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Applications must be submitted in eGrants by the deadline in order to be considered.

For More Information: Taryn Vanaskie, Pennsylvania State Program Officer
(215) 964-6353

About the Corporation for National and Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service is the federal agency for volunteering, service, and civic engagement. The agency engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation’s volunteering and service efforts. For more information, visit

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