Federal Funding Available!

Up to $309,803 is available to support up to 69 FGP volunteers in Hot Springs, Washakie, Big Horn, Park, Fremont, and Natrona Counties in Wyoming.

  • NOFA: Foster Grandparent Wyoming Grant Competition
  • Fact Sheet: About the Funding Opportunity (also attached to this email as a PDF)
  • Applications are due on May 1, 2014

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Wyoming State Office announces a grant funding opportunity for eligible organizations to apply to operate and manage a Foster Grandparent Program local project in the geographic area indicated below. More information about this opportunity can be found at: https://www.nationalserviceresources.gov/replacement-sponsor-competition.

About the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)
Created in 1965, FGP provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities. Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors, and friends to children with exceptional needs. Foster Grandparents serve from 15 to 40 hours per week in locations including schools, hospitals, juvenile correctional institutions, daycare facilities, or Head Start centers.

Foster Grandparents receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where they will serve, supplemental accident and liability insurance, and meals while on duty. Volunteers who meet certain income guidelines also receive a small stipend. FGP projects may use FGP grant funds to conduct volunteer recruitment and recognition, reimburse volunteers for service related travel and other service expenses, provide stipends to volunteers, and for other grant expenses as described in 45 CFR Part 2552.

What Organizations are Eligible?
Eligible organizations include faith-based and secular non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, state education agencies, Indian tribes, and local government entities.

Grant Information

  • Initial 12-Month Funding Available: Up to $309,803
  • Volunteer Service Years for Initial 12-month Award: Up to 69
  • Service Area: Hot Springs, Washakie, Big Horn, Park, Fremont, and Natrona counties
  • Opportunity #: WY-01
  • Award Period: It is anticipated that awards funded under this opportunity will be three years in duration, pending continued funding availability.
  • Start Date: July 1, 2014. The initial award budget period will be from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.
  • Non-Federal Share Requirement: The minimum support requirement is 10 percent of the total grant budget (federal plus non-federal share).
  • Deadline: Your application is due no later than May 1, 2014. Applications must be submitted in eGrants by the deadline in order to be considered.

Technical Assistance Opportunities for Potential Applicants
To determine if this program is consistent with your organization’s interests and capabilities as a potential sponsor, all interested parties are invited to participate in an informational webinar at 10 am MT on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

  • Topic: TA Opportunity for 2014 WY FGP Competition
  • Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
  • Time: 10:00 am, Mountain Daylight Time (Denver, GMT-06:00)
  • Meeting Password: wyfgp
  • To join the ONLINE portion of the meeting:
    1. Go to https://cncs.webex.com/cncs/j.php?MTID=m07e1bc10d91850a29a69f99f80909fe9
    2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
    3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: wyfgp
    4. Click "Join".
  • To join the AUDIO portion of the meeting:
    1. Dial: 866-709-0539
    2. Enter passcode: 19278024

For More Information
Kira Weiss, Wyoming State Program Director

About the Corporation for National and Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. Each year CNCS engages more than five million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to meet local needs through its Senior Corps projects and AmeriCorps programs. For more information, visit www.nationalservice.gov.