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The National Respite Coalition, the policy division of the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center, advocates for legislation and administrative change at the federal level to increase funding for respite care, ensure easy access to and flexibility in services, promote person and family-centered services, encourage best practices and enhance program quality, and improve and expand the respite provider workforce.

TAKE ACTION on FY 2024 Appropriations During the August Congressional Recess

August 5, 2023 Comments Off on TAKE ACTION on FY 2024 Appropriations During the August Congressional Recess

You have the power and the voice! Background: Congress has a limited window to pass critical FY 2024 appropriations bills before the September 30th deadline. However, there are major disagreements…

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White House Executive Order on Increasing Access to High-Quality Care and Supporting Caregivers

May 20, 2023 Comments Off on White House Executive Order on Increasing Access to High-Quality Care and Supporting Caregivers

In April, the White House issued an Executive Order that puts in place more than 50 executive branch actions across multiple agencies to support family caregivers and direct care workers…

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Take Action on Proposed House Budget

April 21, 2023 Comments Off on Take Action on Proposed House Budget

House of Representatives leadership is demanding significant cuts to programs important to people with disabilities, older adults and their family caregivers in exchange for lifting the debt ceiling for one…

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Ten House Members from both parties send Appropriations Request for $20 million for Lifespan Respite Care Program in FY 2024

April 10, 2023 Comments Off on Ten House Members from both parties send Appropriations Request for $20 million for Lifespan Respite Care Program in FY 2024

Urge Your Members of Congress to Support $20 million in the FY 2024 Funding Bill. Visit them in their district offices this week during the Congressional recess to deliver the…

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Urge your U.S. Representative to Sign Congressional Letter Requesting $20 million for Lifespan Respite in FY 2024!
Immediate Action is Needed!!
Deadline for Members to Sign is ´╗┐Wednesday, March 22, 2023

March 17, 2023 Comments Off on Urge your U.S. Representative to Sign Congressional Letter Requesting $20 million for Lifespan Respite in FY 2024!
Immediate Action is Needed!!
Deadline for Members to Sign is ´╗┐Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Lifespan Respite Care Program champions, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), are circulating a Dear Colleague Letter in the House asking Members to sign on to the…

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FY 2023 OMNIBUS APPROPRIATIONS BILL RELEASED

December 23, 2022 Comments Off on FY 2023 OMNIBUS APPROPRIATIONS BILL RELEASED

In December, the Senate and House Appropriations Committees released the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 consisting of all 12 fiscal year 2023 appropriations bills. This government funding package also includes emergency…

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National Respite Coalition Alert: House Committee Approves FY 2023 Funding Bill with $14.2 million for the Lifespan Respite Care Program and increases for NFCSP

July 5, 2022 Comments Off on National Respite Coalition Alert: House Committee Approves FY 2023 Funding Bill with $14.2 million for the Lifespan Respite Care Program and increases for NFCSP

On Thursday, June 30, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2023 Labor-HHS- Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill on a 32 to 24 vote. The bill includes $14.2 million for…

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Lifespan Respite Funding

August 2, 2021 Comments Off on Lifespan Respite Funding

On July 29th, the House passed H.R. 4502, the “minibus” FY 2022 appropriation package to fund the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Agriculture, Energy, Interior, Veterans Affairs, Transportation,…

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Advancing Home and Community-Based Services Through Budget Reconciliation

August 2, 2021 Comments Off on Advancing Home and Community-Based Services Through Budget Reconciliation

Congress is finalizing budget top level numbers that will give Congressional committees direction on creating the final budget reconciliation package. Budget reconciliation requires a simple majority in the Senate for…

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House Committee Approves FY 2022 Funding Bill with $14.2 million for the Lifespan Respite Care Program and increases for NFCSP 

July 15, 2021 Comments Off on House Committee Approves FY 2022 Funding Bill with $14.2 million for the Lifespan Respite Care Program and increases for NFCSP 

Today, July 15, the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2022 appropriations bill for programs in its jurisdiction. The bill includes $14.2 million for the Lifespan Respite Care Program,…

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