The Kentucky Legislature authorized the creation of the Kentucky Family Caregiver Support Program (KFCSP) in 2006. Statistics show that 2.4 million grandparents are "grandparent caregivers", defined by the U.S. Census as people who hold primary responsibilities of their grandchildren younger than age 18, yet do not receive any financial assistance or supports in caring for them. The primary objective of the program is to recognize the role grandparents are playing in their grandchildren's lives and within the community.
An eligible grandparent may receive supplemental services through the KFCSP which may include financial assistance with the following items:
Respite assistance for grandparent;
Educational supplies or assistance;
Required legal services, excluding unlawful activity;
Medical and dental services, excluding co-pays and premiums;
Any other services authorized by the Cumberland Valley AAA/DAIL.