Funding will support more than 50,000 Senior Corps RSVP volunteers across the nation

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced last week more than $13.6 million in funding to support senior volunteer service in more than 150 communities across the country. The Senior Corps grants will both strengthen existing programs and establish new areas of service for the Senior Corps RSVP program.

The funding announced today will support Senior Corps RSVP projects in 40 states and territories and will leverage the experience and skills of more than 50,000 Senior Corps RSVP volunteers. A complete list of grants is available here.

“As more and more Americans reach retirement age, we are grateful that so many are choosing to make service a part of their second act,” said Deborah Cox-Roush, director of Senior Corps. “Senior Corps provides an opportunity to harness the experience and dedication of an entire generation – to ensure opportunity for generations that follow. With the grants announced today, we’re building upon the proven concept of senior service and delivering more opportunities for older adults to serve.”

Today, Senior Corps engages approximately 220,000 Americans at 25,000 locations across the nation through its Foster Grandparent, Senior Companion, and RSVP programs. Established in 1971, RSVP engages Americans age 55 and older in citizen service that addresses the nation’s most pressing challenges — everything from fighting the opioid epidemic, reducing crime and reviving cities, connecting veterans to jobs and benefits, preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs, ensuring seniors age independently and with dignity, and helping Americans rebuild their lives following a disaster.

While serving, Senior Corps volunteers also improve their own lives, staying active and healthy through service. A growing body of research points to mental and physical health benefits associated with volunteering, including lower mortality rates, increased strength and energy, decreased rates of depression, and fewer physical limitations. Findings from a recent CNCS study show that Senior Corps volunteers serving with the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs report feeling significantly less depressed and isolated, along with higher health scores.

State City Organization Funds Awarded Volunteers Supported
AL Florence Lauderdale County Commission $41,817.00 450
AL Monroeville Monroe County Commission $40,000.00 325
AL Thomasville City of Thomasville $75,803.00 218
AL Mobile Mobile County Commission $57,500.00 218
AL Athens Athens-Limestone County RSVP Board of Directors Incorporated $132,514.00 200
AL Mobile South Alabama Regional Planning Commission $78,353.00 160
AL Tuscaloosa Focus on Senior Citizens of Tuscaloosa County $56,793.00 95
AL Opelika Lee-Russell Council of Governments AAA $40,900.00 80
AZ Flagstaff Northern Arizona University $165,226.00 431
CA San Luis Obispo Senior Volunteer Services $92,695.00 700
CA Riverside Riverside County Office on Aging $61,082.00 492
CA Oxnard City of Oxnard Recreation Division $67,777.00 390
CA Sacramento County of Sacramento, Department of Health and Human Services $190,935.00 382
CA San Bernardino City of San Bernardino $47,309.00 296
CA Redding Dignity Health Connected Living $109,648.00 259
CA Santa Ana OneOC $75,000.00 150
CO Federal Heights The Senior Hub Incorporated $69,570.00 675
CO Boulder Boulder County RSVP Board Inc DBA Boulder County CareConnect $80,964.00 353
CT Hartford Community Renewal Team, Inc. $158,960.00 340
CT Waterbury New Opportunities, Inc. $125,322.00 180
CT Jewett City Thames Valley Council for Community Action $111,073.00 140
DE Dover Modern Maturity Center Incorporated $48,617.00 763
FL Lecanto Citrus County, Florida, a political subdivision of the State of Florida $83,355.00 556
FL Jacksonville City of Jacksonville $69,049.00 383
FL Tampa Seniors In Service of Tampa Bay Inc $102,022.00 291
FL Avon Park South Florida State College $44,534.00 200
FL Tampa Seniors In Service of Tampa Bay Inc $80,539.00 171
FL Miami Miami Dade County Department of Human Services $104,311.00 162
FL Pensacola United Way of Escambia County $52,547.00 160
FL Orlando Volunteers for Community Impact $105,000.00 150
FL Bartow Polk County Board of County Commissioners $85,744.00 123
FL Orlando Volunteers for Community Impact $105,000.00 117
GA Albany Sowega Council on Aging, Incorporation $45,010.00 116
GA Savannah Economic Opportunity Authority For Savannah-Chatham County Area, Incorporated $80,072.00 111
GA Athens Athens Community Council on Aging $49,049.00 75
HI Hilo County of Hawaii – P&R/EAD/RSVP $68,254.00 1000
IA Mason City North Iowa Area Community College $129,147.00 438
IA Coralville United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties $71,281.00 435
IA Dubuque The Finley Hospital $40,356.00 360
IA Cedar Rapids United Way of East Central Iowa $41,000.00 350
IA Waterloo Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley $80,085.00 250
IL Elgin Senior Services Associates $93,966.00 710
IL Belleville Southwestern Illinois College $91,060.00 707
IL Quincy John Wood Community College $145,190.00 700
IL Champaign Family Service of Champaign County $62,306.00 600
IL Effingham C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation $40,052.00 390
IL Chicago SGA Youth & Family Services $222,963.00 302
IL Springfield Senior Services of Central Illinois $40,000.00 258
IL Freeport Highland Community College $46,956.00 98
IN Lawrenceburg Dearborn County Social Council $40,000.00 230
IN Anderson United Way of Madison County $40,000.00 82
IN Washington RSVP of Daviess County Indiana, Inc. $56,830.00 40
KS Hutchinson Hutchinson Community College $69,672.00 565
KS Wichita Sedgwick County $47,932.00 350
KS Great Bend Barton County Community College $48,722.00 258
KS Garden City Finney County RSVP Inc. $40,000.00 212
KS Chanute Neosho County Community College $51,488.00 201
KS Independence Four County Mental Health Center, Inc $70,150.00 200
KS Manhattan North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging, Inc. $40,000.00 190
KS Marysville RSVP of NE Kansas Inc. $44,555.00 187
KS Kansas City United Way of Wyandotte County $61,246.00 162
KS Dodge City Dodge City Community College $40,000.00 126
KS Manhattan Flint Hills Volunteer Center (formerly known as RSVP of the Flint Hills, Inc.) $113,067.00 113
KS Newton Harvey County $45,300.00 42
KY Lebanon Central Kentucky Community Action Council $72,004.00 160
KY Lexington United Way of the Bluegrass $73,496.00 125
LA New Orleans Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana $90,885.00 340
LA New Orleans New Orleans Council on Aging $102,633.00 320
LA Monroe University of Louisiana at Monroe $113,383.00 200
MA Worcester Family Services of Central Massachusetts $195,847.00 400
MA Lawrence Merrimack Valley Community Service Corps Inc. $127,342.00 400
MA Fall River Citizens For Citizens, Inc. $44,411.00 175
MD Cumberland Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission, Inc. $40,000.00 300
MD Leonardtown Commissioners of St. Mary’s County $40,000.00 240
MD Hagerstown Washington County Commission on Aging Incorporated $48,497.00 165
ME Portland Catholic Charities Maine $100,000.00 165
MI Gaylord Otsego County United Way $40,000.00 329
MI Negaunee Marquette Co Aging Services $40,000.00 252
MI Escanaba MDS CAA & HRA, Inc. $66,968.00 223
MI South Haven South Haven Area Senior Services $74,338.00 170
MN Winona Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Winona $235,443.00 1115
MN Minneapolis Volunteers of America Minnesota $287,829.00 550
MN Detroit Lakes MAHUBE-OTWA Community Action Partnership Inc $121,496.00 517
MN Carlton Volunteer Services of Carlton County, Inc. $40,000.00 141
MO St. Louis The OASIS Institute $75,000.00 75
MO Cape Girardeau Semo Area Agency on Aging $40,025.00 500
MO Savannah Andrew County Ministries $40,000.00 175
MO Kirksville Senior Adult Services Inc. $40,000.00 150
MO Hannibal Douglass Community Services, Inc. $40,000.00 150
MO Springfield Council of Churches of the Ozarks $66,917.00 146
MO Cape Girardeau Semo Area Agency on Aging $40,000.00 125
MO Poplar Bluff Butler Co. Community Resource Council $40,000.00 125
MO Warrensburg District III Area Agency on Aging $55,422.00 56
MS Gulfport Harrison County Human Resource Agency $61,531.00 250
MS Meridian United Way of East Mississippi $63,690.00 145
MS Waveland City of Waveland1 $59,739.00 49
MS Clarksdale Coahoma Opportunities Inc. $40,000.00 40
NC Burgaw Pender Adult Services, Inc. $65,464.00 210
NC Boonville Yadkin Valley Economic Development District, Inc. $42,770.00 102
NC Burlington Burlington Housing Authority $77,166.00 77
NE Chadron Northwest Community Action Partnership $83,778.00 110
NH Berlin Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. $68,572.00 350
NY New York Community Service Society of NY $728,668.00 2300
NY Olean Cattaraugus Co Dept of Aging $40,000.00 460
NY Auburn City of Auburn $40,000.00 420
NY Ogdensburg Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Ogdensburg $73,110.00 400
NY Niagara Falls Health Association of Niagara County, Inc. $74,864.00 400
NY Bath Steuben County Office For Aging $65,268.00 400
NY Suffern Rockland Community College $77,834.00 375
NY Cortland Cortland County Legislature $40,528.00 305
NY Monticello Sullivan County Legislature $53,861.00 255
NY Catskill Greene County Department For the Aging $40,000.00 255
NY Watkins Glen Catholic Charities Chemung/Schuyler $42,367.00 251
NY Utica Elderlife, Inc. $49,512.00 215
NY Rochester Lifespan of Greater Rochester $88,738.00 200
NY Batavia Genesee County Office For the Aging $40,000.00 200
OH Toledo Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio Inc. $129,222.00 557
OH Willoughby Willoughby Eastlake School District $45,339.00 450
OH Cleveland Greater Cleveland Volunteers $197,098.00 450
OH Springfield Elderly United of Springfield/Clark County $59,326.00 399
OH New Philadelphia Harcatus CAO Inc. $66,777.00 289
OH Akron Vantage Aging $101,098.00 281
OH Marietta Washington County Commissioners $43,145.00 179
OH Lebanon Warren County Community Services $50,366.00 135
OH New Lexington Perry County Commissioners $40,000.00 88
OK Tulsa Volunteers of America of Oklahoma, Inc.. $80,426.00 450
OK Hugo Little Dixie Community Action Agency $54,299.00 287
OK Watonga Opportunities, Inc. $41,643.00 178
OK Lawton City of Lawton $40,000.00 160
OK Stigler Ki Bois Community Action Foundation $40,000.00 135
OR Roseburg United Community Action Network $95,520.00 422
OR Medford Community Volunteer Network $53,700.00 350
OR Albany Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments $129,277.00 249
OR Oregon City Clackamas County Social Services $61,173.00 177
PA Camp Hill RSVP of the Capital Region, Inc. $365,398.00 678
PA King of Prussia RSVP of Montgomery County PA, Inc. $181,045.00 447
PA Erie Greater Erie Community Action Committee $68,672.00 400
PA Pottsville Schuylkill County Office of Senior Services $46,553.00 300
PA Punxsutawney Community Action, Inc. $60,847.00 100
PA Stroudsburg Monroe Area Agency on Aging $78,296.00 78
PA Meadville Family and Community Christian Association $49,241.00 52
PR San Juan Municipality of San Juan $59,307.00 130
RI Warwick Westbay Community Action, Inc. $72,706.00 538
RI Pawtucket Blackstone Valley Community Action Program $119,047.00 536
RI Charlestown Southern Rhode Island Volunteers $40,000.00 239
SC Graniteville Megiddo Dream Station $101,151.00 202
SD Rapid City City of Rapid City $45,301.00 520
SD Pierre Avera St. Mary’s Hospital $62,137.00 220
SD Yankton United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton $72,870.00 150
TN Kingsport Upper East TN Human Development Agency $52,312.00 332
TN Cookeville LBJ&C Development Corporation $71,774.00 140
TN Memphis Porter Leath Children Center $72,000.00 100
TN Dyersburg Dyer County Legislative Body $47,488.00 69
TN Nashville Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle TN $67,390.00 68
TN Clarksville Clarksville/Montgomery County Community Action Agency $40,000.00 40
TX Sherman Texoma Council of Governments $57,479.00 500
TX Abilene West Texas Rehabilitation Center $143,106.00 475
TX Plainview City of Plainview $46,540.00 245
TX Wichita Falls Nortex Regional Planning Commission $40,000.00 186
TX Fort Worth Ymca of Metro Fort Worth $86,875.00 100
UT Logan Sunshine Terrace Foundation $74,859.00 150
VA Urbanna Bay Aging $72,291.00 825
WI Beloit RSVP of Rock County, Inc. $84,480.00 560
WI Appleton Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin, Inc. $84,143.00 304
WI Wausau United Way of Marathon County $60,000.00 200
WI Superior Northwest Community Services Agency $43,759.00 200
WI Kenosha Kenosha Area Family & Aging Services, Inc. $63,252.00 200
WV Summersville Summersville Baptist Church $81,394.00 200
WV Parkersburg Mid Ohio Valley Regional Council $56,526.00 200
WV Follansbee Brooke County Committee on Aging $98,638.00 188
WV Petersburg Region 8 Planning and Development Council $76,679.00 77
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