The Corporation for National and Community Service(CNCS) seeks to increase the impact of national service in one or more counties across the country. CNCS intends to fund Senior Corps RSVP grants that support volunteers age 55 years and older in activities that serve community needs and respond to the National Performance Measures in the following focus areas: disaster; education; economic opportunity; environment; healthy futures; and veterans and military families. In addition to addressing one or more of the Focus Areas above, which is a requirement, CNCS is particularly interested in supporting applications that propose to focus RSVP volunteers in one or more of the priorities listed below.
Evidence-based Program Implementation: to support the implementation of evidence-based program models which are a set of
activities and practices is supported by a theory of change and tested through a rigorous program evaluation.
Access to Care - Opioid Abuse: RSVP volunteer assignments that increase access to care and participation in health education activities
designed to prevent or reduce prescription drug and opioid abuse.
Aging in Place – Elder Justice: RSVP volunteer assignments focus on the Elder Justice Act priorities by placing volunteers in assignments that
mitigate the potential that clients and caregivers served by RSVP volunteers will be victims of financial fraud, abuse, and/or neglect and/or that
provide assistance and support services to victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Aging in Place – Independent Living: RSVP volunteer assignments address independent living for older adults and individuals
with disabilities including activities such as companionship that ease loneliness and social isolation and/or activities that give respite to informal caregivers.
Economic Opportunity – Workforce Development: RSVP volunteer assignments support programs designed to
increase the number of economically disadvantaged individuals receiving job training and other skill development services.