Mini-Grant for Organizations and Agencies

RCAW’s Mini-Grant Program funds are from a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Division of Medicaid Services. Each year, RCAW plans to assist a limited number of communities, regions, or consortium with on-site specific local activities/events that further RCAW’s Statewide Lifespan Goals.

Through the RCAW Mini-Grant Program, RCAW intends to provide outreach, education, and training assistance to successful applicants through a one-day on-site outreach, recruitment, training, and an educational event.

Questions? Contact Project Manager Rachel Watkins-Petersen

  • A County or local government agency,
  • A tribe or band,
  • A community-based private, non-profit entity, or
  • A community-based private for-profit entity.

Both the successful applicant and RCAW will have a set of responsibilities. They will work together to conduct the activities/events identified and agreed to in the mini-grant application that will address RCAW’s Statewide Lifespan Goals to:

  • expand the pool of trained Respite Care Workers,
  • educate local Family Caregivers,
  • bring together local agencies that support family caregivers,
  • help connect respite care workers with family caregivers and respite care providers.
  • Respite Care Worker Recruitment, Training & Retention
  • Family Caregiver Outreach/Education
  • In-home Respite Care Business Start-Up Information Session
  • Other activities as approved by RCAW that support our mission