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The Brookdale Foundation Group Request for Proposals for the Relatives As Parents Program (RAPP) 2023 

Established in 1996, the Brookdale Foundation Group’s Relative As Parents Program (RAPP) aims to develop or expand supportive services for grandparents or other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting when the biological parents are unable to do so. 

We are pleased to announce the RAPP RFP Initiative for 2023. Agencies will be chosen from throughout the United States through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process.  Each agency will receive $20,000 in year one, renewable for $10,000 tier two, contingent on 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.  The sponsoring agency must be a 501(c)(3) entity or have equivalent non-profit status. Priority will be given to those agencies that have access to relative caregivers, provide supportive services and demonstrate broad community involvement and support.

RAPP Application and Guidelines 
Local and Regional Application 
Local and Regional Guidelines Word Document 
Local and Regional Guidelines PDF

State Application 
State Guidelines Word Document 
State Guidelines PDF

Deadline to submit applications:
June 22, 2023