Lifespan Respite Care Funding Opportunity Announcements

July 23, 2021

Lifespan Respite Care Program: Reposting Funding Opportunity

This reposted funding opportunity closes on August 23, 2021.

 ACL has reposted the State Program Enhancement Grants funding opportunity under the Lifespan Respite Care Program. 

Applicants will propose approaches for advancing their state lifespan respite systems. Particular attention should focus on: providing direct services; incorporating lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic; continued systems development; strengthening collaborations and partnerships; training for paid and volunteer respite providers; identifying and reducing gaps in current services; and targeting underserved populations across the lifespan. Particular attention should be paid to those affected by COVID-19.

Applicants are limited to the following eligibility criteria: State agencies that administer the state program under the Older Americans Act of 1965; administer the state program under Title XIX of the Social Security Act; or are designated by the Governor of the state to administer the program activities described in the reposted announcement, in accordance with the Lifespan Respite Care Act. This funding opportunity will be further limited to those states who have had at least one other Lifespan Respite Grant since program implementation began in 2009.

Lifespan Respite Care programs are coordinated systems of accessible, community-based respite care services for family caregivers of children and adults of all ages with special needs. Such programs reduce duplication of effort and assist in the development of respite care infrastructures at the state and local levels.

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March 2021

ACL has opened two new funding opportunities 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: May 17, 2021

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Grant Opportunity HHS-2021-ACL-AOA-LRLR-0046

Applicants to this funding opportunity will propose approaches to, at a minimum, expand and enhance, or re-establish their core respite infrastructure. This grant is intended to improve the statewide dissemination and coordination of respite care; develop, modify, or otherwise adapt respite and related services to a COVID19/post-COVID-19 environment; and provide, supplement, or improve equitable access and quality of respite care services to family caregivers and care recipients.

Informational Conference Call

April 13, 2021, 2:00 PM ET

Conference Call Number: 888-469-0989; Pass Code: 8200188#

2) State Program Enhancement Grants

Application deadline: May 21, 2021

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Grant Opportunity HHS-2021-ACL-AOA-LRLI-0045

Applicants to this funding opportunity will propose approaches for advancing their State Lifespan Respite Systems. Particular attention will focus on direct service provision, incorporating lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic where appropriate; continued systems development; strengthened collaborations and partnerships; paid and volunteer respite provider training; identification and reduction of gaps in current services; and targeting underserved populations across the lifespan, with particular emphasis on addressing those most impacted by COVID-19.

Informational Conference Call

April 16, 2021, 2:00 PM ET

Conference Call Number: 888-469-0989; Pass Code: 8200188#