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Grant Opportunities

The 2024-2025 State Respite Grant Request for Proposals is now open.

We are searching for qualified Colorado for-profit, nonprofit, or government entities that are currently providing respite services for our cohort of 2024-2025 grantees. State Respite Grants range from $5,000-$30,000. 

Applications are due at 11:59pm on May 24, 2024. 

How to Apply

Questions? Attend an information session! 

April 17, 2024 10-10:30pm | Join Here
April 18, 2024 - 1-1:30pm | Join Here

If there are any questions, contact us at mbettinger@eastersealscolorado.org.

Thank You to Our Past Grantees & Applicants!

FAQ For Community Grant Program

Depending on what types of checks were run, they may be allowed for this grant if they have been completed within the past 5 years. Checks must be approved prior to providing reimbursable services.

Any group operating an existing (not new) respite program is encouraged to apply. This could include in-home care services, a day program, a camp or other types of programs that provide a break for caregivers.

Grantees are required to maintain a privacy insurance policy, which can also be called cyber or professional liability, throughout the duration of the grant period. This is required to protect electronically-shared HIPAA information. There are required tiers for coverage based on the number of clients served annually or annual revenues. Further questions can be directed to your insurance agency.

Yes, agencies can be voucher providers and grant recipients at the same time. This is not required. An application to both programs must be submitted to participate in both programs. The community grants are agency-directed, whereas the vouchers are family-directed. A single family cannot be simultaneously served through both sources by an agency ("double dipping"). An agency can use grant funding for some families, and provide services through the voucher for others.

No, no funding can be used for food or beverages.

Yes, if the agency meets all other eligibility requirements. Agencies can receive other State funding as long as they do not "double dip" for respite services during the grant period, or serve families simultaneously with both. Agencies can be Approved Providers for the Respite Voucher Program in tandem with Community Grant recipients, though families cannot be simultaneously served through both sources.

Yes, applicants must use required budget template or get written permission from the CRC.

13% of proposed budget.
Indirect costs are costs that would be required even if program wasn't in existence. These may be things like agency insurance policy, which program pays an allocation of, but would be needed without the program. Direct costs are 100% needed for the services provided by program. Please note applicants should review current RFP for any changes within funding cycles.