Welcome to The Lucas Project! We strongly believe in the power of respite, and our mission is to bring opportunities to take a break to communities throughout the U.S. We look forward to partnering with you by offering start up grants (up to $1000) to off set the costs associated with operating a respite center.  To begin the process, please complete this application. We will review it and contact you within two weeks to let you know if you are approved for a grant. Each chapter will be its own entity – completely separate from The Lucas Project – but we will be happy to assist in any way possible to ensure the success of respite in your community.  After the grant, the respite opportunity that you have created will be responsible for its own fundraising – which is minimal and easy to attain with one or two events per year.