Examples of funded projects...
The following exemplifies FGP service: Foster Grandparents serve seriously ill children, many with cancer, at a medical center. The volunteers help the children deal with their illnesses, as well as their temporary separation from their families. While often afraid of the hospital staff, the children "know" that they can trust their Foster Grandparents. Another Foster Grandparent who serves HIV/AIDS toddlers promotes social interaction, sensory stimulation and perception, emotional well-being and language development. Two other Foster Grandparents offer chess instruction to at-risk, elementary school children for 10-week sessions in an effort to provide behavioral modification. Foster Grandparents serve in various settings byh assisting children with a variety of physical, emotional, mental, or learning needs. The follow statistics suggest the scope of their service. In fiscal year 1997, 771 Foster Grandparents served in over 215 residential and juvenile detention centers where they assisted youth by providing adult guidance, companionship, and emotional support. Over 9,000 Foster Grandparents served at approximately 3,200 schools where they helped children with literacy needs and a range of other problems. Over 4,100 Foster Grandparents served in Head Start Centers. Some 717 Foster Grandparents served as adult role models and taught parenting skills to over 4,300 teenage mothers. In the area of substance abuse, almost 900 foster Grandparents provided counseling and assistance to almost 5,000 youth.
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This section indicates the different types of projects which have been funded in the past. Only projects funded under Project Grants or Direct Payments for Specified Use should be listed here. The examples give potential applicants an idea of the types of projects that may be accepted for funding. The agency should list at least five examples of the most recently funded projects.