Deadline to apply for Kinship Assistance Program is September 30, 2007: The Kinship Care Resource Center, through the School of Social Work at Michigan State University (MSU), announces the Michigan State Kinship Assistance Program. Attached with this e-mail is an application. The program is designed to help kinship families statewide. Kinship care is a term used to describe relative caregivers for children including grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, and other extended family members.
Program funding is made possible by the state through the Department of Human Services. The program is available to help meet the needs of low-income kinship families in need. The Michigan State Kinship Assistance Program funds kinship families in need of medical care, food, payment of household bills, household repairs, school expenses, transportation, clothing, furniture, other household goods and respite care. Applicants will need 3 referrals from a social service agency. To help meet the needs of as many kinship families as possible, families can receive this grant twice a year. This program will end on September 30th, 2007. For more information regarding the Michigan State Kinship Assistance Program or how kinship families in need can access services through the MSU Kinship Care Resource Center please contact Ama Agyemang at (800) 535-1218 or by firstname.lastname@example.org.