The ARCH National Respite Network includes the National Respite Locator, a service to help caregivers and professionals locate respite services in their community, the National Respite Coalition, a service that advocates for preserving and promoting respite in policy and programs at the national, state, and local levels, and the Lifespan Respite Technical Assistance Center which is funded by the Administration for Community Living in the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Federal Lifespan Respite Funding Opportunity Announcements
Responding to a federal Lifespan Respite Grant Announcement?
You may find the following ARCH resources helpful as you respond to a Lifespan Respite Funding Announcement from the Administration for Community Living:
Introduction to Lifespan Respite "101": includes ideas to help you collect information for required elements of the application; provides ideas for other federal sources of respite funding so you know which state agencies to reach out to for support and partnerships; presents summaries of activities of current Lifespan Respite grantees, including Integration and Sustainability activities, and the roles of State Respite Coalitions and ADRC partners; and background on the Lifespan Respite program. Click here.
State Developed Lifespan Respite Tools: Includes tools for needs assessments and environmental scans, performance measurement, service delivery, caregiver assessment for respite, respite voucher guidance, respite registry examples, job descriptions, public awareness materials, and more. Click here.
Sustainability Toolkit for Lifespan Respite Programs, click here.
Performance Measurement for Lifespan Respite Programs, click here.
Lifespan Respite Grantee Updates
"Hitting the High Notes with Lifespan Respite: Progress at the Five-Year Point”
For 2014 National Lifespan Respite Presentations and video of plenary panel session featuring Greg Link, ACL and three state Lifespan Respite grantees, click here.
Useful Data for Problem Statements
More information can be found at the Lifespan Respite Technical Assistance Center, click here.