AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Demonstration Program (FGP) 94.017


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

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Corporation For National and Community Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2022 AmeriCorps Seniors Native Nations & Indigenous Elders Senior Demonstration projects engaged 163 stipend volunteers who impacted more than 1,100 beneficiaries across Indian Country. These partnerships addressed community needs specific to Indian Country, including education, mental health, food security, language preservation, workforce development and conservation efforts. These investments highlighted AmeriCorps Seniors commitment to partnering with Tribes, and tribal serving organizations, addressing critical issues for native and indigenous communities, leveraging a long history and culture of service.
Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, as amended., Public Law 93-113, 42 U.S.C. 5028-5028(a), Statute Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973,
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
For Continuations and Renewals Notice, only AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion Program grantees who currently receive federal funds for an AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion Program grant may apply for funding. For new programming, the following non-federal entities (all of which are defined in 2 CFR 200.69) are eligible to apply: o Indian tribes o Institutions of higher education o Local governments o Nonprofit organizations o States governments In addition to Indian tribes as defined in 2 CFR 200.1, tribal organizations that are controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by federally recognized Indian tribes are also eligible to apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Persons age 55 and older who are willing to volunteer by serving in a diverse range of activities that meet specific community needs. See the program's Notice of Federal Funding/Opportunity for additional information. Community based programming with a strong evaluation component, serving adults over the age of fifty-five.
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. See program's Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity and application instructions on award procedures.
Award Procedure
Applications are reviewed by the applicable AmeriCorps Office, which then submits a recommendation for approval or disapproval to the Director of AmeriCorps Seniors.
Notice of Funding Opportunities, with important dates and deadlines, are listed here:
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. See the program's Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity.
Not applicable.
From 120 to 180 days. Grants entirely funded from non-federal sources may be renewed, subject to satisfactory performance.
How are proposals selected?
Selection criteria for federally funded programs are developed in cooperation with the funding agency, and may vary widely.
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: AmeriCorps 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, nonfederal 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. AmeriCorps grants are subject to audit by AmeriCorps employees, the AmeriCorps Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office, and auditors contracted by AmeriCorps.
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.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is . Matching Requirements: Please review SDP funding opportunity

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is usually awarded for project periods of one to three years. Federal funds, when available, are drawn down under the HHS Payment Management System, based on cash needs.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
AmeriCorps maintains regional offices. Refer to the AmeriCorps website for address and contact information: Notice of Funding Opportunities are listed here:
Headquarters Office
Linda Cook
250 E Street, SW
Washington , DC 20525 US
Phone: 202-606-6961
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 22$7,332,420.00; FY 23 est $9,924,694.00; FY 24 est $9,924,694.00; FY 21$5,350,000.00; FY 20$0.00; FY 19$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range and average are not applicable to this program.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
AmeriCorps Seniors Grant Application (OMB Control No. 3045-0035). When federal funds are available for this program, specific guidelines will be developed.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.