Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $750,000 In Federal Funding To Support 4,000 Senior Corps Volunteers Across Upstate New York

Mar 7, 2019

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $764,110 in federal funding for 13 Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) projects in Upstate New York. The funding, provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), will support 4,136 Senior Corps volunteers from organizations throughout Upstate New York. By supporting additional volunteers who provide elderly care, tutor students, and assist communities in a variety of other ways, the grants will expand and strengthen the presence of Senior Corps RSVP programming in New York. 

“Senior Corps volunteers have skills and experience that can strengthen communities and provide critical support to those in need,” said Senator Schumer. “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.”

“Senior Corps RSVP projects provide valuable services for communities throughout Upstate New York. Through these projects, seniors are able to volunteer and use their experience to give back to their community,” said Senator Gillibrand. “RSVP volunteers are dedicated to serving and improving their communities, and this grant will allow organizations to continue their work and promote public service.”

Below is a listing of the RSVP grant winners in Upstate New York.




Total Funding

Rockland Community College

Rockland County

Hudson Valley


Greene County Department For the Aging

Greene County

Capital Region


Sullivan County Legislature

Sullivan County

Hudson Valley


Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Ogdensburg

St. Lawrence County

North Country


Cortland County Legislature

Cortland County

Central New York


Elderlife, Inc.

Oneida County

Central New York


Catholic Charities Chemung/Schuyler

Chemung County

Southern Tier


Cattaraugus County Department of Aging

Cattaraugus County

Western New York


Steuben County Office For Aging

Steuben County

Southern Tier


City of Auburn

Cayuga County

Central New York


Lifespan of Greater Rochester

Monroe County

Rochester-Finger Lakes Region


Health Association of Niagara County, Inc.

Niagara County

Western New York


Genesee County Office For the Aging

Genesee County

Rochester-Finger Lakes Region


The Corporation for National and Community Service engages 220,000 Americans age 55 and older across the U.S. through its three Senior Corps Programs, the Foster Grandparent Program, the Senior Companion Program, and RSVP. 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. The Corporation for National and Community Service provides Senior Corps grants to community organizations, public agencies, and other organizations to support RSVP projects across the country.