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Grant Opportunities

Community Grants

The Colorado Respite Care Program periodically awards Community Grants to qualified for-profit, nonprofit agencies or governmental entities currently providing respite services.

This program is an effort to respond to the respite care needs of Colorado's family caregivers of individuals with special needs, chronic conditions, older adults, foster children and kinship relations and more. 

Organizations will be awarded funds to support families in need of respite care. Community Grant RFP's are typically released in late summer/early fall and are distributed annually.

Refer to this page for grant availability updates: The 2019 Respite Grant Application closed on August 22. Notifications of those awarded a grant will be distributed by September 9, 2019. 

National Grant Opportunities:

National Caregiver Support Grant Opportunity offered by not-for-profit Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel): Caregiver Grant Opportunity

Jean Griswold Foundation, open Sept 16 - Oct 31: Grant Application 

2018 Community Grantees

FAQ For Community Grant Program

Please contact [email protected] if this is the case. Depending on what types of checks were run, they may be allowed for this grant if they have been completed within the past 18 month. Checks must be approved prior to providing reimbursable services.

Any group operating an existing (not new) respite program is encouraged to apply. This could include in-home care services, a day program, a camp or other types of programs that provide a break for caregivers. If you aren't sure about your eligibility, please contact [email protected]

Grantees are required to maintain a privacy insurance policy, which can also be called cyber or professional liability, throughout the duration of the grant period. This is required to protect electronically-shared HIPAA information. There are required tiers for coverage based on the number of clients served annually or annual revenues. Further questions can be directed to your insurance agency.

Yes, agencies can be voucher providers and grant recipients at the same time. This is not required. An application to both programs must be submitted to participate in both programs. The community grants are agency-directed, whereas the vouchers are family-directed. A single family cannot be simultaneously served through both sources by an agency ("double dipping"). An agency can use grant funding for some families, and provide services through the voucher for others.

No, no funding can be used for food or beverages.

Yes, if the agency meets all other eligibility requirements. Agencies can receive other State funding as long as they do not "double dip" for respite services during the grant period, or serve families simultaneously with both. Agencies can be Approved Providers for the Respite Voucher Program in tandem with Community Grant recipients, though families cannot be simultaneously served through both sources.

Yes, applicants must use required budget template or get written permission from Meghan Kluth, VP of Respite Initiatives. If you have questions please contact [email protected]

12% of proposed budget.
Indirect costs are costs that would be required even if program wasn't in existence. These may be things like agency insurance policy, which program pays an allocation of, but would be needed without the program. Direct costs are 100% needed for the services provided by program. If you have questions about your expenses please contact [email protected]