Grants

Click HERE for a downloadable RCAW Grants Programs overview document.

The Caregiver Respite Grant Program provides financial support for family caregivers for up to 5 days of respite care within 30 days of application approval. This grant allows approved applicants to hire the respite care provider of their choice for the care recipient.

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The Supplemental Respite Grant Program supports primary caregivers by providing funding for supplemental respite services. This grant allows you to hire the person of your choice to help you with housekeeping, meal prep, laundry, lawn care, snow removal, transportation, sensory items, and technology.

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The Group Respite Grant Program provides funding so agencies and organizations can hire respite care providers to offer on-site respite care so primary caregivers can partake in activities like support groups, classes, conferences, etc.

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The StartUP Respite Grant Program (StartUP) provides funding for new respite programs or businesses in Wisconsin. Funds can be used for start-up program costs, such as facility, insurance, payroll, accounting, licensing, equipment, supplies, and staff education. Application requests are accepted throughout the year. 

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The Respite Care Provider Grant (RCPG) provides funding to increase direct respite care services to existing programs that provide services to underserved populations. Direct respite care must be provided within 90 days of the awarded grant.

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Respite Care Funding for Tribal Nations of Wisconsin provides funding to Tribal Aging Offices, which understand the individual needs of their communities, for direct respite care for primary caregivers. The likelihood of Native American primary caregivers accessing respite care increases when they can self-direct the respite care provider of their choice. Connections and trust between these communities and DHS/RCAW can be built throughout the state.

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The Emergency Respite Grant for Providers is available funding for established and existing respite care providers to increase respite care for emergency situations. Emergency Respite Care addresses the health and safety of the care recipient or the caregiver, thereby placing them either at risk or in danger. Direct emergency respite care must be provided within 180 days of the awarded grant.

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RCAW Respite Grant Program

Below are the dollars awarded to family caregivers, agencies, and new and existing programs to increase respite care statewide. To learn more about our grants, here.

Updated June 01, 2024 

Dollars Awarded to New & Existing Respite Provider Agencies
0
Dollars Awarded for the Group Respite Grant Program
0
Dollars Awarded for the Caregiver Respite Grant Program
0
Dollars Awarded for the Supplemental Respite Grant Program
0