Applicants can reapply for the Supplemental Respite Grant Program every 60 days.
Please reference this page for up-to-date grant information.
Family caregivers perform various complex services, including bathing, dressing, medication management, coordinating care, financial assistance, and critical medical services. They often are employed, and their other responsibilities include cooking, cleaning, laundry, lawn care, snow removal, transportation, and ensuring their home is accessible and safe for their loved ones. Our Supplemental Respite Grant Program (SRGP) can support family caregivers by providing $250 for supplemental respite services.
Imagine being able to:
- Take a special day to rest, fresh, and recharge while someone else helps you with housekeeping duties, laundry, and meal prep,
- Use SRGP grant funds to pay for home safety interventions and technology to decrease isolation and increase social engagement,
- Take respite, knowing someone else is assisting with lawn care or snow removal.
Getting a break from these duties isn’t a luxury; it is necessary for caregivers’ mental health. Affording to pay someone to provide supplemental services should not be a barrier to receiving the break family caregivers deserve.
SUPPLEMENTAL RESPITE GRANT ELIGIBILITY OVERVIEW
To be eligible for the grant, each applicant must have their applicable ADRC, county case manager, etc., complete the Supporting Documentation Form showing the applicant:
- Has applied for a Long-term Care Waiver or other programs and not expecting to receive services or approval within thirty (30) days of the application
- Has been denied Long-Term Care Waiver support(s) or other programs that provide respite services
- Has been approved for Long- Term Care Waiver support(s) or other programs that provide respite services and has exhausted funds from said programs
- Has applied and is receiving other supports, and the applicant needs flexibility for services not covered by current funding supports
- Has not applied for a Long-Term Care Waiver support(s) because they are ineligible for other support
FOLLOW THESE STEPS WHEN APPLYING FOR THE sRGP:
This explains all of the eligibility requirements, application procedures, and additional resources to help you apply.
Once RCAW has notified the applicant (via email) that the ECF & SDF has been received, they will receive a link to the CRGP application.
Be sure to first check your eligibility with these programs before applying for the Supplemental Respite Grant Program.
- Children’s Long-Term Care Support (CLTS)
- Children’s Community Options Program (CCOP)
- Family Care (Adults 18 and older)
- Include Respect I Self-direct (IRIS)
- National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP)
- Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Program (AFCSP)
- Kinship Care
- Foster Care Support Services
For primary caregivers of children, use this Wisconsin County Contact List to locate and contact your county representative for the CLTS Waiver Program or CCOP services.
For primary caregivers of adults or older adults, use this Wisconsin Aging & Disability Resource Center List to locate and contract your ADRC for the LTC programs listed above.
Appeals: RCAW’s board of directors will review CRGP applicants’ disputes and provide resolution requirements for RCAW. Anyone who wishes to file an appeal must use the Grant Denial Appeal Form.
If you have questions about the Supplemental Respite Grant Program, your eligibility, or other resources, please get in touch with RCAW Project Manager Rachel Watkins-Petersen.