The Brookdale Foundation Group has issued a Request for Proposals for creating or expanding supportive services to grandparents and other relatives raising children. Up to 15 programs will be selected to receive a seed grant of $15,000 based on progress made during the first year and potential for more in the future. Technical assistance will also be provided. Any 501 (c)(3) or equivalent not-for-profit organizations can apply.
Agencies will be chosen from throughout the United States. Each agency will receive $10,000 in year one, renewable for $5,000 contingent upon progress made during year one and potential for continuity in the future, as well as training and technical assistance. Matching support in cash or in-kind will be required of all selected agencies. Priority will be given to those agencies that have access to relative caregivers, provide supportive services and demonstrate broad community involvement and support.