ACL Announces New Funding Opportunity for Dementia-Specific Respite Programs and Services

May 12, 2022


Applications Due: June 27, 2022

View the funding opportunity details

Informational Call on Monday, May 16 | 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET

The role of unpaid or family caregiver is one that an estimated 11 million Americans have assumed in support of more than 6 million individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). That number is projected to triple by 2050. As the number of people living with ADRD increases, so too will the number of family caregivers who need support. In the coming years, more Americans than ever before will need in-person, family-centered caregiver support, including tailored approaches to providing respite care.

To meet this challenge, ACL’s Administration on Aging (AoA) is announcing a new funding opportunity to advance innovative models of dementia-specific respite care. ACL will award a five-year cooperative agreement for up to $5 million per year to a single organization to work on a national level to develop, test, and prepare for replication new and innovative approaches to the delivery of respite services for family caregivers of people of all ages living with ADRD. The anticipated outcomes of this cooperative agreement include: 

  • Development and implementation of a comprehensive training and technical assistance protocol to advance the national capacity to provide such services to people living with dementia and their caregivers, regardless of age.
  • Successful piloting of innovative models of community-based, dementia-specific respite services and supports.

This award will increase access to meaningful and culturally relevant information, services, and supports for family caregivers, supporting Recommendation 3.1 made by the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Act Family Caregiving Advisory Council in its initial report to Congress.

Contact Erin Long with questions about this funding opportunity.

Informational Call
An informational call about this funding opportunity will be held Monday, May 16, 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET.

Telephone: 888-790-2011 Passcode: 4539267
A recording will be available soon after the call concludes at the following number:
Toll-Free Instant Replay Number: 888-566-0495
Instant Replay will be available for 45 days.

Last modified on 05/12/2022

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