- Granting Agency: Americorp
- Appropriation Amount: $10,000,000
- Grant Amount: Award Ceiling $500,000, Award Floor $100,000, (10% match)
- Announcement Date: November 1, 2021
- Closing Date: February 03, 2022
Purpose: The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) provides additional federal resources to AmeriCorps Seniors in order to assist communities in COVID-19 recovery. This funding will be made available throughout the United States, with a particular interest in programs that will serve communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.AmeriCorps Seniors is publishing this funding notice for the purpose of creating the “AmeriCorps Seniors American Rescue Plan Demonstration Program”, projects that will be focused on supporting communities as they reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic. Through American Rescue SDP funding opportunities, applicants must demonstrate how they will engage adults age 55 and over to address one or more of the American Rescue SDP priorities.
Applicants are invited to submit applications for the American Rescue SDP funds. Applicants are required to address one or more of the following Focus Areas: Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, and Veteran and Military Families. Applicants are invited to apply for funding based on the determination that your project proposal meets the criteria as detailed in this document.
To maximize the impact of investment in national service; AmeriCorps Seniors will prioritize national service investments in the following areas:
• Efforts to help local communities recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic. AmeriCorps Seniors is specifically interested in applications that establish or support education, vaccination, and vaccination education efforts; particularly in hard-to-reach communities.
• Applications that actively engage in removing structural racial inequities, advance racial equality, and increase opportunity to achieve sustainable change in communities.
• Applicants may propose programming in any county, city, or town.
City or township governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Special district governments
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Independent school districts
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Private institutions of higher education