The resources below are offered to assist applicants applying for a grant to address some of the required elements. Applicants should evaluate each resource for appropriateness for their local models.
Please check back periodically for updates.
Successful applicants must perform background checks on all Community Care Corps volunteers consistent with the requirements of the Nationwide Program for National and State Background Checks for Direct Patient Access for Employees of Long-Term Care Facilities and Providers. Each state has its own requirements per this program. Please be sure to check your state's requirements.
For more information go to:
National Background Check Program, Technical Assistance Website
National Forum for Background Checks
Background Screening Laws for Long Term Care Providers by State 2018
Background Check Providers:
Below is a sample of a few of the many companies that provide background checks (Community Care Corps neither endorses nor requires grantees to use the providers below. Successful grantees will be responsible to ensure compliance with the background check standards described above.)
Unique Entity ID and Federal System for Award Management Registration
Applicants must register to do business with the U.S. Federal Government by completing a registration process in the Federal System for Award Management, SAM.gov. As a part of that SAM.gov registration process, applicants will obtain a Unique Entity ID (formerly a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number). If you are already registered in SAM.gov, then you have already been assigned a Unique Entity ID and it is viewable in your SAM.gov entity registration record. Proof of registration, including your entity’s Unique Entity ID, must be supplied to the Administrators before funds are disbursed. Since registration may take up to one month, it is recommended to begin that process now. If you have not already registered in SAM.gov, please click on this link, SAM.gov, to complete your registration.
Family Caregiver Training & Technology
Effective family caregiver training increases the quality of care provided and caregiver confidence to continue providing needed care to a loved one or friend.
The distributor of the Schmieding Home Caregiver Training, designed to help family and volunteer caregivers provide person-centered, compassionate care in a home setting. The curricula and content, grounded in evidence-based practices, focuses largely on maintaining the elder’s independence while also preserving his or her dignity and respect. Multiple delivery formats
Alzheimer’s Association Training & Education Center
Offers a variety of online courses for family caregivers of family members living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
A caregiving software platform with tools for volunteers, caregivers and organizations that provide caregiver support services. The mobile and desktop platform helps with everyday tasks that include finding resources and services, keeping track of upcoming events, facilitating communication with the informal care team, and managing your volunteer program.
Recruitment | Find quality volunteers to support your mission
Corporation for National and Community Service
Utilizes the services of more than five million volunteers. See what strategies they use to recruit and retain volunteers
Management | Provide tools for volunteers to stay engaged and improve their skills
Corporation for National and Community Service
Resources for promoting disability inclusivity and many other valuable topics
Training | Providing quality training to volunteers increases skills, motivation, and retention rates
The National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems
Provides many person-centered care resources
The Alzheimer’s Association Training and Education Center
Provides a wealth of knowledge to help understand and live and care for someone with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
Helps to provide essential personal and public health resources about caring for those with dementia.
The worldwide distributor of the Schmieding Home Caregiver Training curriculum and content to assist volunteers and family caregivers in basic skills in the home
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) American Red Cross | American Heart Association
The earlier CPR is initiated, the greater the chance for survival -many entities can provide CPR training
Volunteer Insurance | Accidents and injures can occur to anyone, at any time. Community Care Corps grantees are required to carry liability insurance for all volunteers.
Provides liability coverage specifically designed for volunteers and is the only program used by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
Elder Fraud & Crime Protection
Teach volunteers to identify and respond to elder abuse and fraud.
Online cybercrime prevention and online safety classes designed to help older adults, their family caregivers, and the older adult service community
A free elder fraud prevention and response training program created by the federal government, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The curriculum provides information on common frauds, scams, and other forms of elder financial exploitation and suggests steps that older persons and their caregivers can take to avoid being targeted or victimized. Available in English and Spanish.
Click here to order free copies in bulk
Click here to download
Other Helpful Resources
The Aging and Disability Resource Centers
Provided through the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL), provides information to assist in making informed decisions about long term services and programs.