ACL has awarded three new grants under the Lifespan Respite Care Program for FY 2022. Lifespan respite care programs are coordinated state systems of accessible, community-based respite care services for family caregivers of people of all ages with special needs. Such programs reduce duplication of effort and assist in the development of respite care infrastructure at the state and local levels.
State Program Enhancement Grants
ACL awarded two cooperative agreements for a five-year project period to Nevada ($290,208) and Wisconsin ($299,500). Through these awards, these two states will focus on expanding and enhancing respite services in their state; improving coordination and dissemination of respite services across their state; streamlining access to their respite programs; filling gaps in services, where necessary; and improving the overall quality of the respite services that were available at the time they received their award.
Grants to New States and States Re-Establishing Their Core Respite Infrastructures
ACL awarded a cooperative agreement for for a three-year project period to New Mexico ($299,500). Through this award, New Mexico will work on developing and enhancing of lifespan respite care at the state and local levels; providing evidence informed quality respite care services for family caregivers caring for children or adults; training and recruiting respite care workers and volunteers; providing information to caregivers about available respite and support services; and providing assistance to caregivers in gaining access to such services.
Contact Lori Stalbaum with questions about the Lifespan Respite Care program.