Caregiver Respite Grant Program (CRGP)

RCAW’s CRGP is to support family caregivers who cannot be served by other caregiver support programs or LTC waiver programs by providing funding for up to five days of respite care in ninety days. Applicants can reapply after ninety days, up to four times a year.

Supporting documentation is required from the applicable ADRC or county, showing that other supportive programs can not serve the applicant. Appropriate supporting documentation will state that the applicant:

  1. Has applied for Long- Term Care Waiver support(s) or other programs and is not expecting to receive services or approval within thirty (30) days of the application,
  2. Has applied for and been denied Long- Term Care Waiver support(s) or other programs that provides respite services,
  3. Has applied for and been approved for Long- Term Care Waiver support(s) or other programs that provide respite services and has exhausted or will exhaust funding from said programs.

Below, RCAW has provided all the necessary information and documents needed for an applicant to start and finish the application process. Before applying, it is highly encouraged for applicants to familiarize themselves with all of the documents; please see links below.

CRGP Overview

CRGP Policy and Procedure

CRGP Eligibility Criteria Form

CRGP Application

CRGP Grant Report

CGRP Satisfaction Survey

***Long-Term Care (LTC) Programs***  In conclusion, if you have not inquired about a LTC program, we have provided the appropriate links as a resource. 

For primary caregivers of children, use this list to locate and contact your county representative for the CLTS Waiver Program or CCOP services.

For primary caregivers of adults or elderly, use this list to locate and contract your ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Center) for LTC programs listed above.  

If you have any questions, please contact RCAW Project Manager: Rachel Watkins-Petersen

Caregiver Respite Worker Agreement Sample

CRGP FAQs

Has the potential applicant or care recipient:

  1. Applied for Long- Term Care Waiver support(s) or other programs and is not expecting to receive services or approval within thirty (30) days of the application?
  2. Applied for and been denied Long- Term Care Waiver support(s) or other programs that provides respite services?
  3. Applied for and been approved for Long- Term Care Waiver support(s) or other programs that provide respite services and has exhausted or will exhaust funding from said programs?

If you answered “yes” to any of the statements above, you are potentially eligible for a Caregiver Respite Grant.

No! Applicants may hire family, friends, respite agency providers, neighbors. RCAW does not dictate who the primary caregiver hires to provide respite care.

Applicants can reapply every 90 days.