Group Respite Grant Program (GRGP)

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. This grant can also assist in offsetting costs for group activities for caregivers and care recipients.

The GRGP ensures that care recipients across the lifespan have quality care while their family member or primary care provider is stepping way for their self-care and support.  

Grants can help cover the costs of a one-time event or regularly recurring activities such as a support group and are not limited to non-profit or 501c3 organizations. These group activities can bring together people with shared life situations for a much-needed recreation, bonding, support, and respite.

Examples of Past GRGP Recipients

Some examples of past GRGP recipient organizations include:

  • WisconSibs: The GRGP grant helped WisconSibs provide summer camp sponsorship for siblings of those with special needs.
  • Moon Beach: This GRGP grant made it possible to provide a camp experience for 35 to 50 family members where one family member is currently living with dementia. Family members at the camp included children, grandchildren, parents, and siblings and provided cherished life-affirming activities such as bonfires, safe water activities, and other events.
  • Fox Valley Memory Project Mindworks Program: The CRGP grant helped fund an extra day of Mindworks, a program designed for those with early symptoms of memory loss or dementia. This program also provides respite opportunities for care recipients and families while participants are engaged in the Mindworks class.
More Information and Apply for the grgp

For more information about the GRGP and application criteria, download the GRGP Overview PDF

To apply, please complete the GRGP Application

If you are a family caregiver or care provider and are looking for group respite services in your area, visit The Respite Care Registry.

Data from 2018 – October 2022

Number of individuals who've successfully completed the Respite Care Provider Training course
Number of respite care providers currently listed on the Wisconsin Respite Care Registry
Total dollars we’ve provided family caregivers to receive respite care through the Caregiver Respite Grant Program
Number of respite hours provided to family caregivers who've applied for the Caregiver Respite Grant Program