Senior Demonstration Program

To provide grants to qualified agencies for the purpose of conducting innovative activities involving older Americans as volunteers.

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:

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Tampa, City Of $ 122,512   2022-07-012024-06-30
Michigan Department Of Labor And Economic Opportunity $ 300,000   2022-07-012024-06-30
Innovations For Learning, Inc. $ 99,203   2022-07-012024-06-30
Northeast Senior Services, Inc. $ 120,000   2022-07-012024-06-30
Cheer, Inc. $ 282,378   2022-07-012024-06-30
Gulf Coast Jewish Family And Community Services, Inc. $ 340,926   2022-07-012024-06-30
Redefiners World Languages Inc. $ 505,362   2022-07-012024-06-30
Self-discovery: Pain, Positioning & Purpose, Inc. $ 100,000   2022-07-012024-06-30
Princeton Justice Initiative A Nj Nonprofit Corporation $ 500,000   2022-07-012024-06-30
Welman Project, The $ 100,000   2022-07-012024-06-30

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The following are illustrative activities cited in the authorizing legislation: (1) linking youth groups and older American organizations in volunteer activities; (2) involving older volunteers in programs and activities different from existing programs and activities supported in the community; and (3) testing whether older American volunteer programs may contribute to new objectives or certain national priorities.

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

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

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

See program?s Notice of Federal Funding or Invitation to Apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiaries, i.e., the volunteers enrolled in the program, must be age 55 or older.


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

Award Procedures

Applications are reviewed by the applicable CNCS State Office, which then submits a recommendation for approval or disapproval to the Director of the Senior Corps.


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


Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, as amended., Public Law 93-113, 42 U.S.C 5028-5028(a).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days. See the program's Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity.


CNCS does not offer an appeals process.


From 90 to 120 days. Grants entirely funded from non-federal sources may be renewed, subject to satisfactory performance.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. At this time, this program is funded entirely from non-CNCS funds that are either transferred from other federal agencies to CNCS or from funds raised locally by grantees. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants are generally awarded between 1 - 3 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


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.

No expenditure reports are required.

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.


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.


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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available - Obligations reported are shown as zero per year because only non-federal funds donated to CNCS are used to fund this program.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not Applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Senior Corps Grant Application (OMB Control No. 3045-0035). When federal funds are available for this program, specific guidelines will be developed.

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:

Headquarters Office

Tamika L. Becton Corporation for National and Community Service Senior Demonstration Program 250 E Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20525 Email: Phone: 2026065000

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Selection criteria for federally funded programs are developed in cooperation with the funding agency, and may vary widely.

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