National Respite Care Provider Training and Replication Toolkit

The National Respite Care Provider Training Toolkit™ can be accessed by state and local government agencies, homecare providers, respite volunteers, and other community and faith-based agencies wishing to expand respite opportunities for family caregivers.

The Respite Provider Recruitment, Training and Retention Project was funded by the Administration for Community Living. Through this initiative, the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center (ARCH), in collaboration with the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and the Respite Care Association of Wisconsin (RCAW), field-tested a competency-based online respite provider training curriculum for entry-level respite providers in 10 pilot sites. The RCAW developed the training curriculum, helped advance a newly developed recruitment campaign among the pilot sites, and worked with ARCH and an evaluation consultant to monitor the effectiveness and reach of the training and marketing strategies.

To learn more about the project and the field test, visit the ARCH website.

Access the National Respite Care Provider Training (NRCPT).  States or community-based entities that are interested in implementing the NRCPT or in developing their own state-specific training are encouraged to utilize the NRCPT Replication Toolkit. To request access to the toolkit, complete the Replication Toolkit Request form.

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
Dollars Awarded for the Group Respite Grant Program
Dollars Awarded for the Caregiver Respite Grant Program
Dollars Awarded for the Supplemental Respite Grant Program