Lifespan Respite Care Funding Opportunity Announcements

April 19, 2022

Lifespan Respite Care Program: Funding Opportunities

Two new funding opportunities are available from the Administration for Community Living under the Lifespan Respite Care Program. Lifespan Respite Care Programs are coordinated systems of accessible, community-based respite care services that reduce duplication of effort and help to develop respite care infrastructures at the state and local levels.

1) Grants to New States and States Re-Establishing Their Core Respite Infrastructures

Application deadline: June 17, 2022

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Grant Opportunity HHS-2022-ACL-AOA-LRLR-0050

Eligible States fall within one of the following two categories:

  1. New States - ACL will make funds available to states who have not previously received a grant under this program.

  2. Returning States - ACL will make awards to states that have had at least one Lifespan Respite Program grant, but whose programs have gone dormant or lapsed since federal funding ended and, thus, desire to re-establish their core state respite infrastructures, rather than apply for a Program Enhancement grant.

Successful applicants will be required to establish or re-establish state and local coordinated Lifespan Respite Care systems to serve family caregivers regardless of the age, disability, or chronic condition of the care recipient. Grantees will also be required to develop and provide new and emergency respite services; train and recruit respite workers, including volunteers; and assist caregivers in gaining access to respite care services that meet the needs of both the caregiver and care recipient.

Informational Conference Call

April 27, 2022, 3:00 PM ET

Conference Call Number: 888-989-4712   Participant Pass Code: 1794062#

2) State Program Enhancement Grants

Application deadline: June 14, 2022

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Grant Opportunity HHS-2022-ACL-AOA-LRLI-0049

Eligible States:  Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Eligible state applicants will use grant funds to enhance the provision of direct services, as described in the Lifespan Respite Care Act of 2006, as amended (The Act) – (P.L. 190-442 and P.L. 116-324). Eligible state applicants funded under this funding opportunity shall also use grant funds to provide respite services through their statewide Lifespan Respite Care system. Additionally, funded applicants will continue to build collaborations and partnerships across the state; expand options for volunteers; ensure adequate respite provider training is offered; identify gaps in current services and conduct outreach to reduce those gaps; and continue to, or increase efforts to, target underserved populations across the lifespan.

Grantees will be expected to build on advancements made under previous Lifespan Respite Care Program grants and focus on enhancing and strengthening the components of their Lifespan Respite Care System to improve equitable access, consistency, quality, sustainability; and reducing duplication in respite service delivery. Grantees will also be expected to describe the progress that has been made to date, and then identify opportunities to enhance their lifespan respite system of care, within the construct of The Act of 2006, to enhance and expand the continued provision of respite and related supports to family caregivers across the lifespan. Applicants are expected to propose systems-level, programmatic-level AND consumer-level outcomes and describe how these outcomes will be measured and tracked.

Informational Conference Call

April 29, 2022, 3:00 PM ET

Conference Call Number: 888-989-4712; Pass Code: 1794062#