Lifespan Respite Care Program: Technical Assistance and Resource Center

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Opportunity ID: 324196
Opportunity Number: HHS-2020-ACL-AOA-LRLT-0412
Opportunity Title: Lifespan Respite Care Program: Technical Assistance and Resource Center
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.072
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility: The successful applicant (the grantee) will be expected to demonstrate the ability to collaborate and partner with multiple organizations and entities at the Federal, state and local levels in order to support overall project objectives. Further, applicants would be required to demonstrate considerable knowledge and expertise in the field of respite, family caregiver support and respite program development and implementation across the age, disease, and disability spectrum. Applications for this funding opportunity will be evaluated on the extent to which proposed goals and objectives are in-line with those typically associated with a TARC. Examples of performance outcomes that may be sought, include (but are not limited to) measurable increases in numbers and types of tools, resources and approaches available to grantees to enable them to successfully implement lifespan respite care programs at the state or local levels; measurable increases in the national capacity to understand and support the provision of respite services as an effective means of caregiver support; and/or measurable growth in interest in, or the number, type and scope of, research activities that occur over the life of this project. Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
Agency Code: HHS-ACL
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Posted Date: Feb 04, 2020
Last Updated Date: Feb 04, 2020
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Mar 20, 2020
Fiscal Year: 2020
Award Ceiling: $330,000
Award Floor: $250,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $330,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The objectives of the Lifespan Respite Technical Assistance and Resource Center (TARC) is to provide technical assistance to the Lifespan Respite Program grantees and the field. The primary objectives of this funding opportunity are: (1) further identify, develop, and disseminate training and TA resources to ACL's Lifespan Respite Program grantees (past, present and future) that address the role of respite as a means to supporting families in their own development of natural supports; (2) strengthen the national capacities at the federal, state and local levels to provide respite services as an essential family support across the age and disability spectrum; and (3) support activities and innovations to develop an evidence base for respite care and related services. The Lifespan Respite Care Program is intended to serve families and family caregivers of persons of any age with a disability, long-term or special need. As such, the TARC is expected to support Lifespan Respite Program grantees (i.g., eligible state agencies) and relevant stakeholders (e.g., respite coalitions, service providers, and other organizations key to the implementation of a successful state lifespan respite program) as they work to fulfill the requirements of their ACL-funded Lifespan Respite Care Program grants and other related activities as described in D-1, above. Over the course of this project, the TARC is expected to undertake activities that are directly in-line with the intent of the Lifespan Respite Care Act and that seek to advance the field of family and caregiver support, with improving the capacity at the federal, state and local levels to provide respite services.
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