Apply for the UReCares Stipend and Respite program

(Application open from June 10-30.)

UReCares Stipend and Respite Program

Who is an Unlicensed Relative Caregiver?

An Unlicensed Relative Caregivers is a family member other than a child’s biological parents who assumes the primary caregiving responsibility for the child(ren) AND is not a licensed foster or adoptive parent.

What is the UReCares Stipend Program?

Who is eligible to apply for this program?

Eligible participants must meet the 3 following requirements and provide documentation if chosen:

1. Unlicensed Relative Caregivers with documentation of relationship.



How and when are applicants chosen?

Eligible applicants must apply online through the Alaska Impact Alliance grant page between June 10, 2024, and June 30, 2024, at 11:59 pm AKST to be eligible for the randomized blind lottery selection.

If eligible applicants are unable to apply online and need someone to submit an application on their behalf for any reason, including:

  • Limited access to Wi-Fi
  • Language barriers
  • A disability that bars their access to the application
  • Or other circumstances,
Please contact [email protected]

129 eligible applicants will be selected for the general stipend primary applicant pool through a blind randomized lottery process. Additionally, 70 eligible applicants will be selected for the respite stipend primary applicant pool through a blind randomized lottery process.

30 additional eligible applicants will be selected through a blind randomized lottery process to act as the secondary applicant pool. This secondary applicant pool will be used to pull from in the event that a primary applicant does not provide the required documentation in a timely manner or comply with the program guidelines.

All applicants will be notified by July 8, 2024, via email or phone.

Applicants who are selected to participate will be required to submit required documentation that verifies their eligibility and required caregiver assessments by July 22, 2024.


June 10 - June 30 Application Period
July 1 Blind lottery drawing
July 2 - 8 Winners contacted
JULY 22 Document submission deadline
August 1 1st general stipend payment of $500
September 1 Respite stipend payment of $500
SEPEMBER 15 2nd payment documentaion due
OCTOBER 1 2nd general stipend payment of $500
Data Security and Confidentiality

The Alaska Impact Alliance will establish and maintain appropriate security measures designed to ensure the confidentiality of participant information and to prevent unauthorized access, destruction, loss, or alteration of such data.

Information submitted as part of the UReCares Stipend Program application process will be shared as de-identified, anonymized data with partners who assist the AIA with selection and impact assessment processes. Applicants will not be personally identified in any outputs from these processes unless additional consent is sought and secured.

Participants’ information may additionally be shared, upon consent, with local service providers that they request a referral to.

If you have questions at any time about the program or research methods, you may contact the Alaska Impact Alliance grants administrator by email at [email protected].

a. Applicants will submit their eligibility documentation to the AIA via encryption software.

b. Banking information will be entered by the applicant directly into the secure Melio payment software. The applicant will choose if they would like to be paid via check or by an electronic funds transfer. The AIA will not have access to the applicant’s banking information.

Application is open from June 10-30, 2024