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.
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
On June 21, the National Respite Coalition sent a letter from 52 national organizations to House and Senate Appropriations Committee requesting $14. 2 million for the Lifespan Respite Care Program in FY…Read More
15 House Members Send Congressional Letter Urging a Doubling in Funding for Lifespan Respite in FY 22
On April 28, 15 Members of the House of Representatives from both parties sent a letter to the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Committee requesting $14.2 million for the Lifespan Respite Care Program…Read More
Urge your U.S. House Member to Sign Congressional Dear Colleague Letter for FY 2022 Lifespan Respite Funding
Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) are circulating a Dear Colleague letter to all Members in the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to sign onto a letter to the…Read More
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