WASHINGTON- The Cattaraugus County Department of Aging will receive $40,000 from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) in hopes to expand and strengthen the presence of Senior Corps RSVP programming, according to U.S Senators Schumer and Gillibrand.
Schumer and Gillibrand said that a total of $764,110 in federal funding will be given to Upstate New York communities and will support 4,136 Senior Corps volunteers.
Senator Schumer stated, “This funding for Senior Corps RSVP programs in Upstate New York will provide public and nonprofit organizations from across the state with the resources they need to engage volunteers that can help address their communities’ most urgent needs.”
According to Schumer, the RSVP program fosters civic engagement by activating its network of volunteers to support critical programs and services that address community challenges. Through the Senior Corps RSVP program, experienced volunteers commit their time to countering opioid abuse, connecting veterans to jobs and benefits, mentoring students, enabling seniors to live independently and providing disaster relief support, among other services.