New 2024 Lifespan Respite Care Program Funding Opportunities

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Proposals due Tuesday, June 11, 2024

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has released two new funding opportunities to eligible entities under the Lifespan Respite Care Program:

ACL’s Lifespan Respite Care Program is designed to improve statewide quality access to respite care services to all family caregivers so that they are supported in their efforts. Lifespan Respite Care programs are coordinated state systems of accessible, community-based respite care services for family caregivers of all ages, disabilities, and conditions. Respite care is planned, unplanned, or emergency temporary care for individuals and offers a break to family caregivers in need.

This grant supports collaboration with state and community-based respite organizations to launch or enhance accessible respite services for caregivers. Key goals include improving access to quality care, reducing caregiver stress, and ensuring the availability of respite care providers.

Applicants are encouraged to use the relevant components of the 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers as a guide when developing their application.


Lifespan Respite Care Program: State Program Enhancement Grants
Applicants to this funding opportunity will propose approaches grounded in the principles and actions of the strategy to make advancements in and strengthen their lifespan respite care systems. Grantees will be expected to build on previous efforts to improve equitable access, consistency, quality, and sustainability, and reduce duplication in respite service delivery. Additionally, grantees will be expected to provide respite services, continue building 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.

There will be an informational conference call on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 2:00 PM ET.
• Toll-free number: 888-469-1602
• Passcode: 9897610

View more details and application instructions.


Lifespan Respite Care Program: Grants to New States and States Re-Establishing Their Core Respite Infrastructures
Applicants to this funding opportunity will propose approaches to, at a minimum, 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. Applicants will also be expected to propose how they will develop or expand new and emergency respite services and provide such 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.

There will be an informational conference call on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 2:00 PM ET.
• Toll-free number: 888-469-1602
• Passcode: 9897610

View more details and application instructions.