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The Colorado Respite Care Program periodically awards Community Grants to qualified for profit, nonprofit agencies or governmental entities currently providing respite services in 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. Refer to this page for grant RFP announcements and updates.

Respite is planned or emergency care provided to a child or adult with special needs in order to provide temporary relief to family caregivers who are caring for that child or adult. Applicants will demonstrate the capacity to achieve positive outcomes for families in communities through planned or emergency care provided to a child or adult with a special need in order to provide temporary relief to the family caregiver of that child, adult, older adult, foster child or kinship relation. Organizations will be awarded funds to support families in need of respite care

Please note a change in the RFP. For profit entities are now able to apply for this opportunity in addition to nonprofit and government groups.


Fall 2016 Grant Cycle 2:

Community Grant Cycle 2 Term: January 9, 2017 - May 19, 2017

Congratulations to Grant Cycle 2 recipients! We are grateful to all agencies that applied.


Fall 2016 Grantees Cycle 1:

Community Grant Cycle 1 Term: September 2016 - May 2017

Thank you to all applicants for the Fall 2016 Community Grant Cycle 1!


FAQs for Current Community Grant Cycle

1. What is the maximum percentage of budget that can be used for indirect costs?

A: 12% of proposed budget.

2. Do applicants have to use sample budget template?

A: Yes, applicants must use required budget template.

3. Are current grantees eligible for second cycle grant funds?

A: Not at this time.

Please view the Grant Policy and Procedure document for more information on Community Grants.


National/Colorado Grant Opportunities:

National Caregiver Support Grant Opportunity offered by not-for-profit Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel). Please follow link below for more information:

Caregiver Grant Opportunity


Questions on eligibility or grant opportunities? Please direct all grant inquiries and requests to Meghan Kluth at mkluth@eastersealscolorado.org or (303) 233-1666 x257.

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