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2019 Progress Report Supplement (PRS) Data Collection

The Progress Report Supplement (PRS) is the annual data survey and data collection conducted by CNCS/Senior Corps to aggregate the latest numbers and accomplishments of Foster Grandparent, Senior Companion, and RSVP grantees. The PRS is will open on October 1, 2019 and is due on November 15, 2019. Further information is available in the following resources:

Continuations and Renewals:  Invitations to Apply, Performance Measure Instructions, Application Instructions and More

It's time to apply for a continuation or renewal if you have a grant that begins a new budget year or performance period on April 1, 2020! Applications are due by Jan. 21, 2019. If this applies to your grant, you will receive a customized letter from your CNCS Program Officer or Portfolio Manager introducing the process. Additional resources are available below. 

Resources for FGP and SCP:

Resources for RSVP:

There is no administrative renewal process and no Invitation to Apply for RSVP in Fiscal Year 2020, due to the 2020 RSVP competition. These resources are applicable to grantees going through the continuation process only. 

Program Handbooks and Supplements

The Senior Corps Operations Handbooks provide technical assistance to help grantees develop effective practices in operating and managing many aspects of Senior Corps projects. The federal regulations governing the grant are the controlling authority for grantee compliance.  The Appendices provide supplemental guidance and sample forms to serve as resources to grantees. Senior Corps updates these handbooks quarterly. The most recent update was published in October 2019.
  • FGP Operations Handbook (PDF)
  • RSVP Operations Handbook (PDF)
  • SCP Operations Handbook (PDF)
  • Handbook Appendices (PDF/WORD/EXCEL) - This page contains PDF and, when applicable, editable versions of all handbook appendices.

We invite you to send any comments or questions regarding the Handbooks to

National Service Criminal History Checks: Truescreen, Fieldprint, the Exemption Period and the One-Time CHC Surge Augmentation

On November 15, 2018, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced that its new National Service Criminal History Check vendor, Truescreen, is now available to all grantees. Truescreen provides compliant State and NSOPW checks to grantees in all states and territories.  Together, Truescreen and Fieldprint, CNCS’ pre-existing vendor for FBI checks, provide grantees with fast and compliant checks that meet all of the CNCS’ Criminal History Check Requirements.  We strongly recommend that grantees take advantage of the services these vendors provide.

To incentivize the immediate use of these vendors, Senior Corps is offering One-Time CHC Surge Grant Augmentations to grantees that begin to use these vendors immediately.

In addition, CNCS has established an exemption period ending on March 31, 2019, that will allow grantees to re-check all individuals working or serving in covered positions through Truescreen and Fieldprint, without the risk of cost disallowance.

Other Resources

Once you receive a grant, there are specific responsibilities your organization must fulfill. How you use your funds and report ,in program and fiscal management outcomes are mandated by the terms of the grant. Specific requirements are included in the program regulations.

Applications and Funding Availability

Applications for new Senior Corps grants are accepted only when funding is available. Senior Corps will notify the public when new grants are being accepted by posting a notice at and in our Funding Opportunities section. All documents are able to be downloaded and printed.

Senior Corps Guidance: Leave and Volunteer Recognition

The following guidance supersedes the guidance issued on December 18, 2015 entitled “Senior Corps Guidance: Recognition and Leave”.

Senior Corps Guidance: Prohibition of Fee-for-Service Activities

The guidance references the relevant statutory citation, as well as provides scenarios in which questions around potential prohibited activities commonly arise.

Senior Corps Progress Report

A new version of the Senior Corps Progress Report was approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in August of 2013. This version of the Progress Report is used by Foster Grandparent (FGP), Senior Companion (SCP) and RSVP grantees that have either competed or renewed grants using the national performance measures. Grantees that will either compete or renew in FY 2015 will continue to use the legacy version of the Progress Report until they compete in FY 2015.

Completing and submitting Progress Reports according is a grant requirement. Progress Reports are completed in the CNCS eGrants system.

These instructions provide a step-by-step reference and guide to help grantees complete and submit the Progress Report.

Federal Financial Report (FFR)

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has implemented the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) new government-wide financial reporting form, the Federal Financial Report (FFR). The new FFR combines data that CNCS grantees report on two separate forms: the Federal Cash Transaction Report to HHS (FCTR, also known as the “272”) and the Financial Status Report to CNCS (FSR, also known as the “269”). Unlike the existing FSR, the new FFR includes data fields to specifically report program income. For more information, please read the Frequently Asked Questions document.

Closeout Documents and Instructions

CNCS grants usually are awarded for a 3 year project period, consisting of three yearly budget periods. CNCS direct grantees are responsible for meeting the submission deadlines for closeout. Closeout documents are due to your corporation Grants Officer no later than 90 days after the expiration of the Project Period. Read the Closeout Instructions document to fully understand the requirements.

Fixed Amount Grants Pilot FY 2011 - Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Companion Program

In FY 2011, CNCS is launching a Fixed Amount Grants Pilot for Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) and Senior Companion Program (SCP) projects. FGP and SCP grantees eligible to participate in the Pilot are notified directly by the respective State Office. The following materials were developed to help potential applicants to learn more about the Pilot.

Senior Corps Resources


Grantee Communication Resources

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