Blackstone Valley Community Action Program

Contact Information

32 Goff Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860 - 2928
(401) 723-4520 275
RSVP 2013 Competition Appendix A Part 1 Funding Opportunities

Executive Summary

Project Title: Retired Senior Volunteer Program

Applicant Name: Blackstone Valley Community Action Program

Address: 32 Goff Avenue Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860

Contact Phone Numbers:

Bianca Policastro: 401-723-4520 Ext. 276

Fax: 401-725-6550

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Executive Summary

The Blackstone Valley Community Action Program (BVCAP), Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to assist socially and economically disadvantaged individuals to become self-reliant, responsible citizens. Founded in 1965, BVCAP services the cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls, and the towns of Lincoln, Cumberland, and Woonsocket. Through grant programs such as RSVP, the agency provides support and resources to Rhode Island's most distressed communities. As an RSVP grant applicant, BVCAP proposes a total number of 355 RSVP volunteers and respectfully requests $43,082.00 in funds. BVCAP proposes RSVP projects in the service categories of Healthy Futures, Disaster Services, and Veterans and Military Families. Within each proposed service category, BVCAP RSVP volunteers will provide service activities that promote well-being by directly addressing community needs across categories of aging in place, obesity and food, access to care, and disaster services. BVCAP anticipates positive and measurable outcomes for the Northern Rhode Island community, including increased social support and improved food security for individuals and families. The services rendered through the proposed BVCAP RSVP programs directly align with BVCAP's mission and the values of the RSVP grant program, as the programs help empower and positively impact the well-being of individuals and families facing poverty, mal-nutrition, and personal crisis.

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