94.011: AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) 94.011
Alternate Name: FGP
Aug. 12, 2022
Aug. 12, 2022
The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) provides grants to qualified agencies and organizations for the dual purpose of engaging persons 55 years of age or older, with limited incomes, in volunteer service to meet critical community needs; and to provide a high quality volunteer experience that will enrich the lives of the volunteers. Program funds are used to support Foster Grandparents in providing supportive, person to person service to children with exceptional or special needs or in circumstances identified as limiting their academic, social, or emotional development.
Type of Assistance
B - Project Grants (Discretionary)
See the program's Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity.
Foster Grandparents must be: 55 years of age or older, with an income of up to 200 percent of poverty, based on the Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines, and interested in serving infants, children, and youth with special or exceptional needs. (However, individuals who are not income eligible may serve as non-stipended volunteers under certain conditions.) Foster Grandparents must be physically, mentally, and emotionally capable and willing to serve selected infants, children or youth on a person-to-person basis. See the program's Notice of Funding Availability/Opportunity for additional information.