Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children Program
CSFA Number: 402-00-1475
Agency Name
Department On Aging (402)
Agency Identification
001-40203-1900-0500
Agency Contact
Matt Wescott
217-785-3357
matt.wescott@illinois.gov
Short Description
The Illinois Department on Aging, through the relatives raising children program, provides assistance to relatives, regardless of their age or income, who are raising children. Funded by General Revenue Fund since 1998, the program has assisted thousands of relatives who are seeking resources and referrals in their efforts to provide safe, stable, and loving homes for children. The program establishes and funds support groups, provides gap-filling funds and develops resources through a competitive grant process. Area Agencies on Aging and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Program staff also provide training to relatives and professionals, technical assistance to providers, refers relatives to services and advocates on their behalf when they experience difficulty accessing services.
Subject Area
Healthcare
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
Each year, contingent upon General Revenue funding, the Department releases the NOFO.
Objectives and Goals
The Illinois Department on Aging, through the relatives raising children program, provides assistance to relatives, regardless of their age or income, who are raising children. Funded by General Revenue Fund since 1998, the program has assisted thousands of relatives who are seeking resources and referrals in their efforts to provide safe, stable, and loving homes for children. The program establishes and funds support groups, provides gap-filling funds and develops resources through a competitive grant process. Area Agencies on Aging and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Program staff also provide training to relatives and professionals, technical assistance to providers, refers relatives to services and advocates on their behalf when they experience difficulty accessing services.
Types of Assistance
Cooperative Agreements
Uses and Restrictions
GRG provides services to grandparents/relatives of any age and income. Title III E GRG funds are for grandparents/relatives age 55 and older.
Eligibility Requirements
The Illinois Department on Aging, through the relatives raising children program, provides assistance to relatives, regardless of their age or income, who are raising children. Funded by General Revenue Fund since 1998, the program has assisted thousands of relatives who are seeking resources and referrals in their efforts to provide safe, stable, and loving homes for children. The program establishes and funds support groups, provides gap-filling funds and develops resources through a competitive grant process. Area Agencies on Aging and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Program staff also provide training to relatives and professionals, technical assistance to providers, refers relatives to services and advocates on their behalf when they experience difficulty accessing services.
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations; Other;
Application and Award Processing
General Revenue Funding provides the following services: Legal, Respite, Support Groups, Counseling, and Gap-Filling.
Assistance Consideration
The Department receives state funding to enable Area Agencies on Aging and not-for-profit agencies to provide resources, referrals and services for relatives of any age, related by blood or marriage that are raising children.
Post Assistance Requirements
Final report is due 30 days after the close of the fiscal year.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
The National Family Caregiver Support Program Section 600 of The Older Americans Act.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $243,633
FY 2018 : $300,000
FY 2019 : $300,000
FY 2020 : $300,000
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
DetailsGRG 2019$5000 - $2000011/17/2018 - 12/17/2018 : 2:30 PM
DetailsGRG2020$0 - $007/17/2019 - 08/20/2019 : 2:00 PM