Funding Opportunities

 from the private sector and select government agencies.  When information about Lifespan Respite Care Program Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) are available from the Administration for Community Living, they will be posted on the Lifespan Respite Technical Assistance Center


March 6, 2021

Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative - Grants to States and Communities
Administration for Community Living

Closing Date for Applications: Apr 26, 2021

Grant Opportunity HHS-2021-ACL-AOA-ADPI-0083

Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative (ADPI) cooperative agreements are dedicated to the development and expansion of dementia-capable home and community-based service (HCBS) systems in States and Communities. There will be two application options through this opportunity, one for States (Option A) and the other for Communities (Option B). No entity would be eligible to apply for both State and Community options. The systems resulting from program activities under both program options will provide quality, person-centered services that help individuals remain independent and safe in their communities.

Read more on and download FOA.

January 22, 2021

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center

Proposals Due: March 16, 2021

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center announces grant funding opportunities through its 2021 1st Cycle Direct Effect and special focus COVID-19: Addressing Social Isolation Quality of Life grants initiatives.

Quality of Life (QOL) grants are federally funded through a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL) (Cooperative Agreement Number 90PRRC0002-03-00).

Direct Effect QOL grants offer up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations for projects that clearly impact individuals living with paralysis, their families and caregivers.

COVID-19: Addressing Social Isolation QOL grants fund projects that address social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic with the goal of enhancing connectedness of people living with paralysis and their caregivers to their communities and preventing adverse health outcomes. Grants will be awarded within the range of $25,000-$50,000.

You are encouraged to read the Application and Program Guidelines and to visit the Reeve Foundation website for an overview of the QOL grant program and the QOL grant application process.

A free Application Technical Assistance Webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 9th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST. You may register HERE or on our website.

QOL grant applications are available and are to be completed online through the Reeve Foundation online grants portal. The online application submission deadline is Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm EASTERN.

The Foundation is no longer able to provide individual pre-award assistance either by telephone or email. However, we welcome you to submit questions about the application process to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All questions submitted via email will be collected, aggregated, and answered in a Questions and Answers document posted on our website. The deadline for emailed questions is Friday, February 12th.

Organizations that have previously been awarded a Quality of Life grant in any category may re-apply for funding one year following the close of their grant and notification of grant closure by the Reeve Foundation.

2021 1st Cycle Quality of Life Grants Program Calendar
Cycle Opens: February 2, 2021
Technical Assistance Webinar: February 9, 2021 (register here)
Deadline for emailed questions: February 12, 2021 (email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Proposals Due: March 16, 2021
External Review: March 22 – April 16
Internal Review: April 19 – May 17
Grants awarded and funded by the end of May
Grant period: June 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022

Ongoing opportunities

RRF Foundation for Aging

RRF Foundation’s grant program supports projects that have a significant focus on older adults, ages 65 and over. The types of grants they fund include:

Advocacy: Achieve enduring social change around issues that affect older Americans

Direct Service: Improve availability and quality of community-based and residential long-term services and supports

Professional Education and Training: Increase the competency of professionals and paraprofessionals who serve older adults

Research: Seek causes and solutions to significant problems for older adults

Priority areas of Funding include:

  • Caregiving
  • Economic Security in Later Life
  • Housing
  • Social and Intergenrational Connectedness

Applications for grants are considered three times per year. The deadlines for the submission of applications are February 1, May 1, and August 1.

For more information, visit the RRF Foundation website. 

Evidence For Action - Ongoing Opportunity 

Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project, Evidence for Action accepts Letters of Intent on a rolling basis to support rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and partnerships. ARCH has been in discussion with them about respite research in relation to the work of the Expert Panel on Respite Research and they are very willing to entertain research proposals that follow the Expert Panel’s Research framework. For more information, please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., author of the report and ARCH facilitator of the Expert Panel.

The application process and requirements can be found at . Letters of Intent that are viewed favorably will be invited to submit a more detailed proposal and awards are for 36 months. Preference is given to applicants that are public entities, institutes of higher education, or nonprofit organizations based in the U.S. or its territories. 501(c)(3) organizations as well as other types of non-profit and for-profit organizations are welcome to apply.