State Summaries of Lifespan Respite Grant Activities and Outcomes, Grantee Final Reports, FY 2017 and FY 2018

State Summaries of Lifespan Respite Grant Activities and Outcomes
Final Reports, FY 2017 and FY 2018 Grantees

This report contains summaries of the final reports from FY 2017 and FY 2018 State Lifespan Respite grantees. The projects’ outcomes, accomplishments, and successful partnerships are highlighted. Especially noteworthy are the flexibilities grantees introduced in respite voucher programs, mini-grants, and volunteer efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the creative respite and education alternatives that were used to ensure that caregivers were continuously supported. The lessons learned provide an opportunity to discover unique approaches to implementing Lifespan Respite grant activities. The information is also intended to inform policymakers and funders about innovative solutions that are being developed at state and local levels to advance access to respite and caregiver supports at a time when the need is escalating rapidly. From these vital and timely summaries, ARCH hopes to capture best practices in the design and implementation of Lifespan Respite systems and services to guide continued policy and program improvements.

The summaries are based on information gleaned from Lifespan Respite grantee final reports that were previously submitted to ACL to meet federal grant requirements and were reviewed by the grantees for accuracy.

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