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October 2008Vol. 9, No. 8Funding for Relative Caregiver Programs

The Brookdale Foundation is accepting applications for its Relatives as Parents Program Local and Regional Seed Grant Initiative for 2009. The initiative aims to support programs that are developing or expanding services for grandparents and other relatives who are raising children. Mini-grants are provided over a 2-year period to local agencies and State public agencies; ongoing technical assistance for grantees is included. Emphasis is placed on community involvement and collaboration among agencies, and the provision of ongoing support to families through educational or social groups is required as part of the program.

The deadline for submission is December 4, 2008. For guidelines and an application, visit the Brookdale Foundation website: