Brookdale Relatives as Parents Program

Posted by on January 21, 2005

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Applications Invited for Brookdale Relatives as Parents Program
Deadline: Various

The Brookdale Foundation’s Relatives as Parents Program is designed to encourage the creation or expansion of services for grandparents and other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting due to the unwillingness or inability of parents to care for their own children.

The program awards seed grants of $10,000 over a two-year period in two categories: local agencies and agencies.

The RAPP Local Initiative enables local agencies to provide accessible support groups and other supportive services to relative caregivers and the children in their care; encourage cooperation and collaboration among various service delivery systems; ensure the development, expansion and future continuity of local services; and create replicable models of service. (Deadline: January 13, 2005)

The RAPP Statewide Initiative asks state grantees to initiate five new relative support groups in different parts of the state, under the sponsorship and support of local agencies; develop a statewide network of local organizations that link current programs and interested agencies; provide guidance and information to local communities and stimulate the expansion of services to grandparent caregivers and their families; and establish or expand an inter-system task force or committee of public state agencies and statewide organizations on the issue of relatives as surrogate parents. (Deadline: February 10, 2005)

Each year the foundation awards grants to up to fifteen local community-based agencies and up to five state agencies throughout the United States.

For 2005 program guidelines and the complete RFPs, see the Brookdale Foundation Group Web site.

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