National Service Partners
ServeNebraska is proud to partner and collaborate with others who seek to increase the quality of life for Nebraskans. We are always interested in expanding our reach and partnerships.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) www.nationalservice.gov is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its core programs: Senior Corps and AmeriCorps. CNCS leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. As the nation’s largest grant-maker for service and volunteering, CNCS plays a critical role in strengthening America’s nonprofit sector and addressing our nation’s challenges through service. The mission of CNCS is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. In Nebraska leadership is provided by the CNCS Nebraska State Program Office.
AmeriCorpsVISTA: Fighting poverty through national service
VISTA 101: Understanding VISTA - Find out if VISTA is right for your organization. Take this online orientation to decide for yourself whether a poverty- and community-focused VISTA project is right for your organization.
VISTA 201: Becoming a VISTA sponsor [enter Campus as Guest] - After you’ve decided to apply for a VISTA project, take this tutorial for a complete overview of the application process with an emphasis on successfully completing a Concept Paper and Project Application.
Senior Corps: Connecting today’s 55+ with the people and organizations that need them most
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 an average of 20 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, and provide stipends to volunteers and other grant expenses as described in 45 CFR Part 2552.Start Date: September 1, 2016. The initial award budget period will end on June 30, 2017. Subsequent budget periods will be 12 months in duration, July 1 through June 30.
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 July 15, 2016. Applications must be submitted in eGrants by the deadline in order to be considered.
State Program Director, Nebraska Office
100 Centennial Mall North, Room 256
Lincoln, NE 68508-3878
Tel: 402-437-5474 | Fax: 402-742-4069