Grant Opportunities

Community Grants

The Colorado Respite Care Program periodically awards Community Grants to qualified for-profit, nonprofit agencies or governmental entities currently providing respite services.

This program is an effort to respond to the respite care needs of Colorado's family caregivers of individuals with special needs, chronic conditions, older adults, foster children and kinship relations and more. 

Organizations will be awarded funds to support families in need of respite care. Community Grant RFP's are typically released in late summer/early fall and are distributed annually. Refer to this page for grant availability updates.

FAQs for Community Grant Program

1. What is the maximum percentage of budget that can be used for indirect costs?

A: 12% of proposed budget.

2. Do applicants have to use sample budget template?

A: Yes, applicants must use required budget template.

4. If an agency currently receives other respite funding (i.e. Older Americans Act dollars), are they eligible to apply?

A. 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.

5. Can funds be used for meals?

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

6. Can agencies be Respite Voucher providers and Community Grant recipients at the same time?

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.

Please view the Grant Policy and Procedure document for more information on Community Grants.

2018 Community Grantees

Congratulations to the agencies that were awarded Community Grant funds for the 2018-2019 term.

Click the links below to learn more about each grantee:

National/Colorado Grant Opportunities:

National Caregiver Support Grant Opportunity offered by not-for-profit Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel): Caregiver Grant Opportunity

Questions on eligibility or grant opportunities? Please direct all grant inquiries and requests to Meghan Kluth at or (303) 233-1666 x257.

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Colorado Respite Coalition
393 S Harlan St, Ste 108
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