FY2017 Lifespan Respite Care Program: Advancing State Lifespan Respite Systems


Opportunity ID: 293002
Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACL-CIP-LRLI-0230
Opportunity Title: FY2017 Lifespan Respite Care Program: Advancing State Lifespan Respite Systems
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: State governments
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible state agencies receiving funding under this Announcement will be required to develop a state Lifespan Respite Care System and build upon the foundation they established completing a full three-year or at a minimum, two years of a three-year initial Lifespan Respite Grant, therefore we propose that eligible state applicants include: 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, Wisconsin 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: Apr 05, 2017
Last Updated Date: Apr 05, 2017
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: May 01, 2017
Fiscal Year: 2017
Award Ceiling: $265,000
Award Floor: $175,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,616,533
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Description: 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.
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