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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.

Click to access 2019 Respite Grant RFP.

National Grant Opportunities:

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

2018 Community Grantees

FAQ For Community Grant Program

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.