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
Administration For Community Living (Acl), Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2017
Funded to 2 New State Grants (South and North Dakota) which brings the total of New State Grants to 38 including the District of Columbia. Additional 12 Advancing States Lifespan Respite Care System were awarded and 1 Continuation award for our Technical Assistance Resource Center.Fiscal Year 2018
13 total Continuation Awards: 12 Advancing State Lifespan Respite Care System and 1 Technical Assistance Resource Center. 13 total Supplemental Awards: 12 Advancing State Lifespan Respite Care System and 1 Technical Assistance Resource Center. 4 Additional Advancing State Lifespan Respite Care System grants were awarded. The additional 4 states were part of the 2017 Advancing States FOA that were approved but not funded due to funding initiatives.
The Lifespan Respite Care Act of 2006, Public Law 109-442, 42 U.S.C 201, 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.
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 /Administration for Community Living (ACL) and will be simultaneously published on Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) and on the ACL website at http://www.acl.gov when funding is available.
Notification of Award will be issued to the grantee.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, 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) Systems Advancement; (2) Partnership Development/Stakeholder Engagement; (3) Service Provision; (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?
Evaluation of performance is made through review of reports and oversight by the Project Officer and submit through www.grantsolutions.gov.
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
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is voluntary. 25%. Eligible State agencies must provide a non-Federal cash or in-kind contribution of not less than 25% of the total award.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants may be made for a period not to exceed 5 years. Payment Management System
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Office of Consumer Access and Self-Determination, Administration for Community Living, DHHS 330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201 US
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 17$3,360,000.00; FY 18 est $4,110,000.00; FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 16$3,360,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY2017 - 2 New State Grants ($200,000 per grant); 1 Continuation Award for Lifespan Respite Technical Assistance Resource Center ($239,010); 12 Advancing State Lifespan Respite Care System Awards (Range: $86,867 - $261,953) FY2018 - 12 Advancing State Lifespan Respite Care System and 1 Technical Assistance Resource Center Continuation Awards (Range: $84,275 - $254,135), 13 Supplemental Awards to all 12 Advancing State Care System and Technical Assistance Resource Center (Range: $8,597 - $25,792); 4 Additional Advancing State Lifespan Respite Care System Awards that were approved but not funded in the 2017 Funding Opportunity (Range: $88,333 - $265,000)
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