2013 Senior Corps RSVP grant competition

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has launched its 2013 RSVP grant competition and encouraged nonprofits and public agencies across the country to learn how RSVP can help them increase their impact by engaging volunteers 55 years and older in service.  The competition will target grantmaking on six focus areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.

The grant award covers a three-year project period. CNCS generally makes an initial award for the first-year of operation with continuation funding in years two and three contingent on satisfactory performance, compliance, and availability of funds. Letters of intent are due on Monday, September 10, 2012, and the deadline for applications is Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Successful applicants will be notified in March 2013.  Eligible applicants include faith-based and secular nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, state education agencies, Indian tribes, and local government entities including counties and cities.

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