Senior Demonstration Program


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
Not applicable.
Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, as amended., Public Law 93-113, 42 U.S.C. 5028-5028(a)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
See program's Notice of Federal Funding or Invitation 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.
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 CNCS State Office, which then submits a recommendation for approval or disapproval to the Director of the Senior Corps.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
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: 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.
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.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

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
CNCS maintains state offices in most States. Refer to the CNCS website for address and contact information:
Headquarters Office
Courtney Sutton
Corporation for National and Community Service Senior Corps - SDP 250 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20525 USA
Phone: 202-606-6773
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$0.00; FY 16$0.00; - 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
The range and average are not applicable to this program.
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.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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