FY2017 Lifespan Respite Care Program: Advancing State Lifespan Respite Systems

The Lifespan Respite Care Act’s purpose is threefold:
expand and enhance respite care services to family caregivers; improve the statewide dissemination and coordination of respite care; and provide, supplement, or improve access and quality of respite care services to family caregivers, thereby


reducing family caregiver strain.

Since 2009, ACL has been making grants to states to develop or enhance their ability to provide coordinated, high quality respite services to caregivers of persons of all ages with disabilities.

States who have received grants under this program have made considerable progress in building or strengthening their capacities to provide respite services.

With this new funding opportunity, grantees will be asked to carefully examine the extent to which their state has a Lifespan Respite System and propose approaches that enable greater realization of such a system.
Related Programs

Lifespan Respite Care Program

Department of Health and Human Services

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This is a limited grant competition.

By statute, awards may only be made to eligible state agencies that administer the State program under the Older Americans Act of 1965; or, administer the State program under title XIX of the Social Security Act; or, are designated by the Governor of that state to administer the program activities described in this Announcement.

This grant competition is further limited as follows: Eligible state agencies receiving funding under this Funding Opportunity Announcement will be required to develop a Lifespan Respite Care System and build upon the foundation they established completing a full three-year or at a minimum, two years of the three-year initial Lifespan Respite Grant at the time this grant will be awarded.

Therefore, eligibility is limited to: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

Full Opportunity Web Address:

Victoria Wrightvictoria.wright@acl.hhs.gov

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