Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
CSFA Number: 402-00-1459
Agency Name
Department On Aging (402)
Agency Identification
644-40203-4400-0200
Agency Contact
Matt Wescott
217-785-3357
matt.wescostt@illinois.gov
Short Description
The purpose of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is to engage persons 55 years of age and older in volunteer service to meet critical needs and to provide a high quality of experience that will enrich the lives of the volunteers. Funds will be used to match and/or complement the federal funds the Grantee receives from the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Subject Area
Healthcare
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
The Illinois Department on Aging helps fund Illinois RSVP sites, which are operated through Senior Corps, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Objectives and Goals
The purpose of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is to engage persons 55 years of age and older in volunteer service to meet critical community needs and to provide a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of the volunteers. RSVP volunteers have developed a lifetime of skills, talents, experience and work ethic that makes them a valuable resource in their community. RSVP recognizes the strength and wisdom of these older adults and places them in assignments that maximize and utilize their time and abilities. The Retired Senior and Volunteer Program is an opportunity to identify and provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for seniors and assist not-for-profit agencies and other organizations in meeting their needs and goals. RSVP offers “one stop shopping” for all volunteers 55 and over who want to find challenging, rewarding, and significant service opportunities in their communities.
Types of Assistance
Cooperative Agreements
Uses and Restrictions
Programs use GRF as Matching funds for the federal funds that are provided by the Corporation for National and Community Services.
Eligibility Requirements
The purpose of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is to engage persons 55 years of age and older in volunteer service to meet critical community needs and to provide a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of the volunteers. RSVP volunteers have developed a lifetime of skills, talents, experience and work ethic that makes them a valuable resource in their community. RSVP recognizes the strength and wisdom of these older adults and places them in assignments that maximize and utilize their time and abilities.
Eligible Applicants
Individuals;
Application and Award Processing
RSVP volunteers get involved to...
•learn new skills
•feel productive
•network
•give something back to their community
Assistance Consideration
Individuals age 55 and older utilize their skills and experiences to help their communities. They can serve from a few hours a week to forty hours a week in one or more efforts. Volunteers receive a pre-service orientation, followed by on-the-job training from the agency or organization where they are placed. While on duty, volunteers also receive supplemental insurance.
Post Assistance Requirements
Final report is due 30 days after the close of the fiscal year.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
RSVP Handbook and the Federal Regulations, published in Title 45, Chapter XXV, Part 2553, of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $904,592
FY 2018 : $551,800
FY 2019 : $551,800
FY 2020 : $551,800
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
RSVP2011Southwestern Illinois College Community College District #52207/01/201906/30/202053,992
RSVP2007John Wood Community College07/01/201906/30/202053,815
RSVP2026Senior Services Associates Inc07/01/201906/30/202048,824
RSVP2006Family Service of Champaign County07/01/201906/30/202046,438
RSVP2012Western Egyptian Economic Opportunity Council07/01/201906/30/202038,625