Lifespan Respite Care Program
To expand and enhance respite care services to family caregivers; improve the statewide dissemination and coordination of respite care; and to provide, supplement, or improve access and quality of respite care services to family caregivers, thereby reducing family caregiver strain. The Act also creates a National Lifespan Respite Resource Center designed to maintain a national database on lifespan respite care; provide training and technical assistance to State, community and nonprofit respite care programs; and provide information, referral, and educational programs to the public on lifespan respite care.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Community Living
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
The Lifespan Respite Care Act of 2006, Public Law 109-442, 42 U.S.C 201.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Each governor desiring the eligible State agency of his or her State to receive a grant or cooperative agreement under this section shall submit an application on behalf of such agency. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Grant applications for federal assistance (Non-construction Programs) are in accordance with program announcements developed by the Administration on Aging (AoA)/Administration for Community Living (ACL) and will be simultaneously published on Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) and on the AoA/ACL website at http://www.acl.gov/AoARoot/Grants/index.aspx when funding is available.
Notification of Award will be issued to the grantee.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. As specified in each program announcement posted on www.grants.gov and http://www.acl.gov.
As outlined in the program announcement.
How are proposals selected?
Competitive. Details for evaluating applications are published as part of the program announcement. Major emphases are: (1) documented need; (2) expected outcomes and benefits; (3) innovative approach; (4) level of effort; (5) involvement of community-based organizations in planning and implementation activities; and (6) projects that benefit disadvantaged groups, including low-income, minority and limited English speaking populations.
How may assistance be used?
Funds shall be used for the development and enhancement of lifespan respite care at the State and local levels; the provision of respite care services for family caregivers caring for children or adults with special needs; training and recruiting of respite care workers and volunteers; the provision of information to caregivers about available respite and support services; and assistance to caregivers in gaining access to such services. Funds may also be used for training programs for family caregivers to assist family caregivers in making informed decisions about respite care services; other services essential to the provision of respite care as may be specified by ACL; or training and education for new caregivers. Funds may also be used to establish a National Resource Center on Lifespan Respite Care. Matching funds are required. Funds may not be used to supplant other Federal, State, or local funds available for respite care services.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program progress reports are required semi-annually for project grants.425 Financial Status reports are due annually. Evaluation of performance made through review of reports and oversight by Project Officer. Submitted through the Payment Management System. No progress reports are required. 425 Financial Status reports are due annually. Evaluation of performance made through review of reports and oversight by Project Officer.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of Subpart F-Audit Requirements, under 45 CFR Part 75.500, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year. Except as noted in 45 CFR Part 75.500.
Records must be kept available for 3 years after submission of the final expenditure report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 25.%. Eligible State agencies must provide a non-Federal cash or in-kind contribution of not less than 25% of the total award.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants may be made for a period not to exceed 5 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment Management System.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Kevin Foley Office of Consumer Access and Self-Determination, Administration for Community Living, DHHS One Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201
, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: email@example.com
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $2,272,999; FY 15 est $2,293,661; and FY 16 est $2,293,661
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Lifespan Respite Care Program $220,456 average.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 92; Lifespan Respite Care Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-442); HHS Grants Policy Statement (http://www.acl.gov).
Examples of Funded Projects