Supporting State and Community Innovations in Dementia-Specific Respite Programs and Services

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Supporting State and Community Innovations in Dementia-Specific Respite Programs and Services
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Domestic public or private non-profit entities including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education. Priority will be given to national public, national private non-profit agencies, national organizations including national faith and community-based organizations (FBOs and CBOs), and national Indian tribal organizations. For the purposes of this competition, national organizations are defined as those entities established with headquarters and administration for an organized group of bodies (local chapters, affiliates, faith and community-based and tribal organizations) dedicated to improving the delivery of home and community-based services (HCBS) for a major, nationwide segment of the older adult and persons with disabilities population. Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.
Funding Opportunity Description

The Administration on Aging (AoA), a division of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) is committed to expanding the availability of dementia-specific respite care in support of people living with dementia (of any age) and their caregivers. The successful cooperative agreement grant recipient will be expected to further the development and testing of innovations in community-based, dementia- specific respite models, as well as the delivery of training and technical assistance to advance the national capacity to provide such services to people living with dementia (of any age) and their caregivers.   The program is designed to support innovative models of dementia-specific respite care through activities in two priority areas: Priority Area 1: Through the development and implementation of a comprehensive program of training and technical assistance, improve the capacity of community-based agencies to provide dementia-specific respite programs and related services.   (Up to 20% of each annual budget) and Priority Area 2: Advancing the delivery of innovative community-based dementia-specific respite care models (Not less than 80% of each annual budget) Through this new, five-year, national initiative, ACL will test innovations in community-based, dementia-specific models of respite programming and support persons living with dementia (of all ages) and their caregivers by: Increasing the availability of innovative, community-based dementia-specific respite service care in states and communities through the development and implementation of new models; and Providing technical assistance, at a national level, to increase the capacity of the aging services network to make available and provide innovative, dementia-specific respite in support of people living with dementia (at all ages) and their family caregivers. ACL will fund one (1) cooperative agreement under which the grantee will focus activity in two priority areas: 1) adding to the nation’s capacity to support caregivers and people living with dementia (of all ages) to remain in their homes and communities through the availability and delivery of dementia-specific respite care, and 2) advancing innovative models of community-based, dementia-specific respite programs that provide non-medical care to assist caregivers, and persons living with dementia (of all ages). ACL plans to fund one (1) cooperative agreement at a federal funding level of up to $5,000,000 per year, for five years (60 months), pending the availability of federal funds. 

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Last modified on 05/02/2022

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