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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.

Background Checks

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.)




DUNS and SAM Registration 

All successful grantees must obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and register in the Federal System for Award Management (SAM) before receiving a Community Care Corps grant. When applying for a Community Care Corps grant, applicants will need to provide a DUNs number and SAM registration or verification that registration is in progress.


A unique number is assigned for each physical location registering. A DUNS number can be requested free of charge by visiting Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) or by calling the dedicated toll-free DUNS number request line at 1-866-705-5711. It typically takes one to two business days to obtain a DUNS number.


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Applicants must register to do business with the U.S. Federal Government by completing the registration process in SAM.  It is free of charge to register and maintain an entity registration record in SAM.


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Family Caregiver Training


Effective family caregiver training increases the quality of care provided and caregiver confidence to continue providing needed care to a loved one or friend. 

Look for programs of interest here:

Elder Stay at Home is 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 available.

Alzheimer's Association Training and Education Center offers a variety of online courses for family caregivers of family members living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.




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. 



Provide tools for volunteers to stay engaged and improve their skills.

Corporation for National and Community Service has resources for promoting disability inclusivity and many other valuable topics



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.

Elder Stay at Home is 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). The earlier CPR is initiated, the greater the chance for survival. Many entities can provide CPR training.

Below are only a few:

American Red Cross
American Heart Association


Elder Fraud and Crime Prevention

Teach volunteers to identify and respond to elder abuse and fraud.

Money Smart for Older Adults is 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

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Oasis Connections has online cybercrime prevention and online safety classes designed to help older adults, their family caregivers, and the older adult service community. 

Other Helpful Resources 

The Aging and Disability Resource Centers, provided through the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL), provide information to assist in making informed decisions about long term services and programs.