Lifespan Respite Care Funding Opportunity Announcements

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#