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.
“USAging is thrilled to be a part of this important effort led by Generations United to support grandfamilies and kinship caregivers. Our members, the nation’s Area Agencies on Aging and Title VI Native American Aging Programs, are working to address the complex needs of grandparents and other relative caregivers and are interested in developing new programming and services that would help and support them in their critical roles. We look forward to contributing to this much needed effort by expanding the capacity of the Aging Network to help elevate and address the needs of grandfamilies and other kinship caregivers.”
– Sandy Markwood, Chief Executive Officer, USAging
* 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.