Kentucky Family Caregiver Program provides a wide range of services including matching grandparent caregivers with support groups and providing information about resources, assistance in accessing services, counseling and training.
The grandparent must be the primary caregiver for a grandchild no older than 18 who is related by blood, marriage or adoption. The child must live in the caregiver’s home and the child’s parents may not reside in the household.
Program participants also may be eligible for a grant or voucher for a grandchild each fiscal year for clothing, respite, school supplies and educational needs, required legal services, medical/dental services and other approved expenses.
To receive financial assistance, eligible grandparents must have annual incomes of no more than 150 percent of the federal poverty level and not receive state Kinship Care program benefits.
Contact your local Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living at https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dail/Pages/caregiver-support.aspx for more information about this program.