Foster Grandparent Program

The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) provides grants to qualified agencies and organizations for the dual purpose of engaging persons 55 years of age or older, with limited incomes, in volunteer service to meet critical community needs; and to provide a high quality volunteer experience that will enrich
the lives of the volunteers.

Program funds are used to support Foster Grandparents in providing supportive, person to person service to children with exceptional or special needs or in circumstances identified as limiting their academic, social, or emotional development.

Agency - Corporation for National and Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service is the nation's largest grant-maker supporting service and volunteering. Through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America programs, the Corporation is a catalyst for change and offers every American a chance to contribute through service and volunteering.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

CNCS maintains state offices in most States.

Refer to the CNCS website for address and contact information: https://www.nationalservice.gov/about/contact-us/state-offices.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Goodwill Industries Of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. $ 202,630   2020-07-012023-06-30
Rotary Club Of Rock Valley, Foundation, Inc., The $ 353,784   2020-07-012023-06-30
American Home Finding Association $ 168,550   2020-07-012023-06-30
Wyoming Senior Citizens, Inc. $ 332,804   2020-07-012023-06-30
Workforce Connections, Inc. $ 168,077   2020-07-012023-06-30
Wesley Family Services $ 825,168   2020-07-012023-06-30
Family & Community Services, Inc. $ 565,143   2020-07-012023-06-30
Menominee-delta-schoolcraft Community Action Agency $ 23,154   2020-07-012023-06-30
University Of Louisiana At Monroe $ 369,009   2020-07-012023-06-30
Union Snyder $ 530,164   2020-07-012023-06-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) awarded a little over $1.7 million in Senior Corps FGP funding to connect FGP volunteers with opportunities to provide one-on-one mentoring, nurturing, and support to children and young people with special or exceptional needs, or who are at an academic, social, or financial disadvantage. There were 16 funding opportunities (geographic service areas) open for the 2017 FGP Replacement Sponsor Competition. Seventeen applications were reviewed. A total of 8 applications were awarded for funding. In FY 2016, the entire FGP portfolio had more than 25,000 Senior Corps FGP volunteers serving 21 million hours across 319 federally-funded FGP projects. Fiscal Year 2017: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) anticipates that 30 applications will be received and 21 awards will be granted in the 2017 FGP Replacement Sponsor Competition. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The grants may be used for: low-income Foster Grandparent stipends, transportation, physical examinations and meals; staff salaries and fringe benefits, staff travel, equipment, space costs, etc.

Foster Grandparents may be assigned to children and youth in residential and non-residential facilities, including schools and preschools and to children living in their own homes.

Volunteers may not supplant hiring or displace employed workers, or impair existing contracts for service.

No agency supervising volunteers may request or receive compensation for services of the volunteers.

Volunteers may not be involved in and funds may not be used for religious activities, labor or anti-labor organization, lobbying, or partisan or non-partisan political activities.

In addition, eligible agencies or organizations may, with a Notice of Grant Award from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), receive technical assistance and materials to aid in establishing and operating a non-CNCS funded FGP project using state, local, and/or private funds.

Volunteers may not be involved in and funds may not be used for religious activities, labor or anti-labor organization, lobbying, or partisan or non-partisan political activities.

Funds must be used as described in the approved application.

All appropriated funds awarded under this program are discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

See the program's Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Foster Grandparents must be: 55 years of age or older, with an income of up to 200 percent of poverty, based on the Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines, and interested in serving infants, children, and youth with special or exceptional needs. (However, individuals who are not income eligible may serve as non-stipended volunteers under certain conditions.) Foster Grandparents must be physically, mentally, and emotionally capable and willing to serve selected infants, children or youth on a person-to-person basis. See the program's Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity for additional information.

Credentials/Documentation

Various records and forms required for first time applicants, as well as a copy of the applicant's last audit, may be requested. First time applicants must certify financial systems. Please see the program's Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications must be submitted following the Senior Corps Grant Application instructions (OMB Control No. 3045-0035). Applications are submitted via CNCS's eGrants system. For more information on eGrants, go to http://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/egrants.

Award Procedures

See program?s Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity and application instructions for information on award procedures.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, as amended., Title 2, Part B, Section 211, Public Law 93-113, 42 U.S.C 5011.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

> 180 Days. See the program?s Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity.

Appeals

No formal appeals for denial of initial grant application, but regulations provide for hearings on terminations and suspensions, and opportunity to show cause in cases of denial of refunding. See program?s Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity.

Renewals

From 120 to 180 days. See the program's Invitation to Apply.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 10%. The FGP sponsor is required to match funds for their projects in part through local, non-federal contributions. The required local contribution is at least 10 percent of the total project budget. The local contribution portion should be reflected in the Budget Section of the application. The non-federal share can be cash on in-kind matching funds. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance is usually awarded for project periods of three or more years; funding must be obligated during the award project period and liquidated by the end of the closeout period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

Cash management reports are required.

The Corporation for National and Community Service uses the US HHS Payment Management System for payments and cash management reporting.

Progress reporting requirements are described in the awarded grant terms and conditions or provisions.

The Corporation for National and Community Service collects Federal Financial Reports (FFR).

FFRs are collected electronically by the HHS Payment Management System for the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The Corporation for National and Community Service and its grant recipients are required to practice risk-based monitoring and routine field and desk-based oversight of all grant awards and expenditures.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Corporation for National and Community Services grants are subject to audit by Corporation for National and Community Service employees, the CNCS Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office, and auditors contracted by CNCS.

Records

Grant recipients must maintain all grant financial and program records for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final Federal Financial Report for the award. This includes but is not limited to all financial records including receipts, disbursements, and vouchers for federal and non-federal costs; time cards, copies of all contracts, personnel records, and job descriptions; program execution and performance records, criminal history checks, and similar records to reflect all activities and spending performed under the award. Note that all individuals receiving a salary, living allowance, stipend, National Trust Education Award or similar compensation through a national service program funded by CNCS must first clear a National Service Criminal History Check and those check records must be maintained within grant records.

Financial Information

Account Identification

95-2728-1-2-000.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 $102,534,738; FY 17 est $98,514,129; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The range of financial assistance is from $0 to $1,917,775. The average of financial assistance is $310,711.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

See program?s Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity or Invitation to Apply for specific regulations and guidelines.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. CNCS maintains state offices in most States. Refer to the CNCS website for address and contact information: https://www.nationalservice.gov/about/contact-us/state-offices.

Headquarters Office

Tamika Becton Corporation for National and Community Service Senior Corps - FGP 250 E Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20525 Email: tbecton@cns.gov Phone: 202-606-5000

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposal selection criteria are described in the program?s Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity or Invitation to Apply.



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