The Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center,* is funded through a five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living (ACL). Generations United will be coordinating the work of five partners, the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, the National Indian Child Welfare Association, USAging, ZERO TO THREE, and Child Trends. A diverse steering committee of the nation’s leading experts on kinship and grandfamilies, including caregivers from the GRAND Voices Network, will also support the Network.
“NCBA has a long history of supporting older adults of color who face challenges that not only affect their lives, but also their families. With a growing number of grandparents raising their grandchildren, the traditional family structure requires adaptations befitting the age and sensibilities of multiple generations. We are honored to partner with Generations United and the National Technical Assistance Center for Grandfamilies and Kinship Families to enhance our outreach to grandparents of color.
– Karyne Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc (NCBA)
* The Network is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $9,950,000 with 95 percentage funded by ACL/HHS and $523,684 and 5 percentage funded by non-government sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.