Program Opens to Aid Foster Children, Mentoring

Agency: Corp. for Nat’l & Community Service; Program: FY 2016 Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) Indian Tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Competition (CFDA Number: 94.011) (Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-05-04-2016); Eligibility: Tribal governments and organizations; Funding: $2 million for multiple awards (10% match required); Deadline: June 14.

Summary: FGP engages adults age 55 and over to provide loving and experienced tutors and mentors to children and youth with special needs or exceptional needs, or who would benefit from the one-one-one attention a foster grandparent volunteer can provide. Foster grandparents serve between 15 and 40 hours per week in schools, hospitals, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, and child care centers.
Through this competition, CNCS seeks to increase the impact of national service in Indian County by offering funding opportunities for new grants to Indian Tribes in geographic areas not currently served by FGP grantees.

Info:; for the solicitation.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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