National Family Caregiver Support

To assist States, Territories in providing multifaceted systems of support services for: (1) Family caregivers; and (2) grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers. Services to be provided include: information to caregivers about available services; assistance to caregivers in gaining access to the services; individual counseling, and caregiver training to caregivers to assist the caregivers in making decisions and solving problems relating to their caregiving roles; respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities; and supplemental services, on a limited basis, to complement the care provided by caregivers.

Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Community Living
Types of Assistance
Uses and Use Restrictions
This authority is for making grants to States under Title III-E to enable the provision of multifaceted systems of support services for family caregivers; and for grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers.
Older Americans Act, as amended, Public Law 106- 501, Title III, Part E.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicant Eligibility
Formula grants: State governments and U.S. Territories, with distribution to designated area agencies on aging through an approved State plan and intrastate funding formula.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Family caregivers, grandparents and older individuals who are relative caregivers will benefit.
No Credentials or documentation are required. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process
Preapplication Coordination
Formula Grants - This program is subject only to the State Plan Consolidation Section of E.O. 12372. State plans are covered under this Section, but Intergovernmental Consultation Review is excluded. Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Administration for Community LIving in the development of the application. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Formula Grants - Application Procedures: Consult with the appropriate Regional Office for State application instructions.
Award Procedure
Formula Grants - The Administration for Community Living awards funds through a statutory formula to State Agencies on Aging. State agencies approve and award funds to sub-state level organizations, that they have designated.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 60 to 90 days. Formula Grants - States are entitled to these grants by statue.
Formula Grants - Appeals are processed in accordance with the HHS regulations in 45 CFR, Part 1321, and Section 2112 of Title 28, U.S.C.
Formula Grants - State plans are submitted for a 2,3,or 4-year period, with annual revisions as necessary.
Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title 45 CFR 1321.49. Formula grants (Title III-E) -- are 75 percent Federal and 25 percent nonfederal. The nonfederal contribution may be in the form of cash or in-kind contributions, including equipment or services.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 25.%.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
One year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment Management System.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program progress reports are required semi-annually for formula and project grants. Information submitted through the Payment Management System. Annual Reports. A SF-425 Financial report is due at the end of each grant year. No performance monitoring is required.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Financial records must be kept available for 3 years after submission of expenditure reports and 5 years after final disposition of non-expendable property in accordance with the regulations at 45 CFR 74, Subpart D.
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 13 $152,678,078; FY 14 est $152,678,078; and FY 15 est $152,678,078
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Formula and Project Grants: 45 CFR 75, 45 CFR 92.
Information Contacts
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Administration for Community Living Regional Administrator, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, located at all HHS Federal Regional Offices. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for listings.).
Headquarters Office
Greg Link Office of Home and Community-Based Services, Administration for Community Living, DHHS
One Massassachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Phone: (202) 357-3515
Website Address
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Not Applicable.
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