Two New Lifespan Respite Care Program Funding Opportunities

April 27, 2022

ACL has opened two new funding opportunities under the Lifespan Respite Care Program. 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.

These funding opportunities are not intended to fund individual projects at a particular site or location.


State Program Enhancement Grants

Applicants to this funding opportunity will propose approaches to build on advancements made under previous Lifespan Respite Care Program grants. They will focus on enhancing and strengthening the components of their lifespan respite care system to improve equitable access, consistency, quality, and sustainability. They will also focus on reducing duplication in respite service delivery.

Additionally, applicants will be expected to explain how they will:

  • Collaborate and build partnerships across the state.
  • Expand options for volunteers.
  • Ensure adequate respite provider training is offered.
  • Identify gaps in current services and conduct outreach to reduce those gaps.
  • Continue or increase efforts to target underserved populations across the lifespan.

View more details and application instructions.

Informational Conference Call: April 29, 2022, 3:00 PM ET
Conference Call Phone Number: 888-989-4712
Participant Pass Code: 1794062#

This grant opportunity closes on June 14, 2022.


Grants to New States and States Re-Establishing Their Core Respite Infrastructures

Applicants to this funding opportunity will propose approaches to, at a minimum, establish or re-establish state and local coordinated lifespan respite care systems to serve family caregivers regardless of the age, disability, or chronic condition of the care recipient.

Applicants will also be expected to propose how they will:

  • Develop or expand new and emergency respite services.
  • Train and recruit respite workers, including volunteers.
  • Assist caregivers in gaining access to respite care services that meet the needs of both the caregiver and care recipient.

View more details and application instructions.

Informational Conference Call: April 27, 2022, 3:00 PM ET
Conference Call Phone Number: 888-989-4712
Participant Pass Code: 1794062#

This grant opportunity closes on June 17, 2022.


Last modified on 04/27/2022


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