2014 RSVP Competition

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 Corporation for National and Community Service


Established in 1971 and now one of the largest senior volunteer programs in the nation, RSVP offers a diverse range of volunteer activities that serve communities to create measurable impact, benefit volunteers through the service experience, and create community capacity. RSVP volunteers serve with commitments ranging from a few hours to 40 hours per week. Click here for RSVP Program Regulations. Through this competition CNCS seeks to increase the impact of national service in 270 specific communities across the country. CNCS intends to fund RSVP grants that support volunteers 55 years and older serving in a diverse range of activities that meet specific community needs and that respond to National Performance Measures. RSVP grant applications must: * Serve the entire geographic service area associated with the funding opportunities listed in Appendix A; * Support the minimum number of volunteers listed in Appendix A; * Meet the National Performance Measure requirements and other criteria established in this Notice; and * Minimize, to the extent possible, disruptions to the current volunteers associated with any incumbent project. Please see Appendix C for more information on how new and incumbent applicants must describe how they plan to minimize the disruption of volunteers if they propose graduating volunteer stations that are included in an incumbent project.

Eligible Applicants

State governments

County governments

City or township governments

Special district governments

Independent school districts

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities

Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)

Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Private institutions of higher education

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Target Population

Volunteers through the service experience 

Geographic Target



September 10, 2013


Patti Stengel


Link to Full Announcement

Date Summary Prepared

KB 6/11/13