Funding Sustainability

For Lifespan Respite Programs, Part II: Examples from the States
August 14, 2012

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ARCH Webinar Funding Sustainability for Lifespan Respite Programs
Part II Examples from the States

Examples from the States 

As federal, state, and even private funding sources remain extremely limited, state Lifespan Respite grantees and their partners will have to work creatively to maximize and more efficiently identify and use available resources to ensure the viability of their Lifespan Respite systems once their Lifespan Respite grants are expended.  Meaningful and well-established partnerships are central to this effort.

ARCH held this second webinar on Funding Sustainability on August 14, 2012. Representatives affiliated with State Lifespan Respite programs provided examples of funding sustainability plans, public and private funding sources leveraged to help families pay for respite, and ways to support the ongoing infrastructure of Lifespan Respite systems. 

Concrete state and local examples of using federal funding to support respite taken from the ARCH guide to Federal Funding and Support Opportunities for Respite were shared. Possible federal funding sources that can help support state funding for respite system infrastructure, training, services and family caregiver respite support and how to partner with the state agencies that administer these funds were reviewed.  

This webinar will be most useful for Lifespan Respite grantees and their partners, but may be of interest to anyone concerned about funding sustainability for respite services.


  • Rose Ann Percival, Community Partnerships Coordinator, Center for Learning & Leadership/OK University Center on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
  • Susan Robinson, Director, South Carolina Respite Coalition
  • David Besst, Caregiver Support Specialist, Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Aging and Adult Services

Webinar Materials

Additional ARCH resource links:

  • Federal Funding and Supports for Respite: Building Blocks for Lifespan Respite Systems, 2015. Click here.
  • Home and Community-Based 1915(c) Medicaid Waivers for Respite Support: State-by-State Tables, 2016.Click here.
  • State Funding Streams for Respite Across the Lifespan, Updated 2013. Click here.
  • Introduction to a Framework for Sustainability Planning, Webinar, Part 1, May 30, 2012. Click here.
  • Participant Directed Respite Guidebook, October 2011.  Click here.