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Lifespan Respite Care Program: Technical Assistance and Resource Center

Cooperative Agreement to a USA Nonprofit, Agency, IHE, or Hospital
to Provide Support to Programs that Assist Family Caregivers

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Community Living (ACL) - Administration on Aging (AoA)

Conf. Date:

04/07/20

LOI Date:

04/07/20

Deadline Date:

05/12/20

Description:

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Cooperative agreement to a USA nonprofit, local, state, or tribal government, organization, institution of higher education, or hospital for support services for programs that assist family caregivers of children and adults with special needs. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

The U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL), Administration on Aging (AoA), is providing this competitive grant opportunity to eligible entities for implementing the requirements of the Technical Assistance and Resource Center (TARC) as authorized in the Lifespan Respite Care Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-442). Lifespan Respite Care programs are coordinated systems of accessible, community-based respite care services for family caregivers of children or adults of all ages with special needs. 

Through this funding opportunity announcement, ACL/AoA plans to award one (1) Cooperative Agreement to provide technical support to the Lifespan Respite Care Program, its grantees and the national effort currently under way to ensure the availability of, and access to, comprehensive high quality respite care services and information for family caregivers across the lifespan. The successful applicant should expect considerable involvement of the ACL/AoA Federal Program Officer responsible the Lifespan Respite Care Program in all aspects of TARC implementation and operation.

The applicant must possess direct in-house experience and expertise to carry out the desired activities described in this funding opportunity announcement and must demonstrate the support and active involvement of a range of stakeholders to fully achieve the desired outcomes.

In FY 2020, ACL/AoA will fund one (1) new Cooperative Agreement to further develop and expand the capacity and reach of the National Lifespan Respite Technical Assistance and Resource Center (TARC). The focus of the National Lifespan Respite TARC is expected to be multi-faceted. The primary objectives of the National Lifespan Respite TARC and the priorities to be carried out by the successful applicant (grantee) are as follows:

  1. Advance the respite research agenda to support activities and innovations to develop an evidence base for respite care and related services.
  2. Program implementation, technical assistance, and resource development targets the 4 of 40 needs of ACL/AoA Lifespan Respite Care Program grantees (past, present and future) as well as advances the overarching goals of the Lifespan Respite Care Program by further identifying, developing, and disseminating training and technical assistance resources (e.g., messaging and public outreach on respite, education on using respite, caregiver identification) that address the role of respite as a means to supporting families in the development of their own natural support system.
  3. National capacity building at the federal, state and local levels to increase respite capacities in former grantee states and states yet to receive funding to support their efforts to build or strengthen respite coalitions in their state.

For more information on activities and objectives, see pages 4-5 in the Announcement Module document in Attached Files below. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188775

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$330,000

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $330,000 Per Budget Period
Award Floor: $250,000 Per Budget Period

Term of Contract:

Length of Project Period: 60-month project period with five 12-month budget periods

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Domestic public or private non-profit entities including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education.

NOTE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement is not intended to fund individual projects at a single site or location.

The following activities are not fundable:

- Construction and/or major rehabilitation of buildings
- Basic research (e.g. scientific or medical experiments)
- Continuation of existing projects without expansion or new and innovative approaches

Pre-proposal Conference:

Informational Conference Call

To access the informational conference call on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time, dial 888-946-6308 and enter the passcode 9102045#, when prompted to do so.

Pre-Application Information:

Due Date for Letter of Intent: 04/07/2020
Due Date for Applications: 05/12/2020
Date for Informational Conference Call: 04/07/2020

Applicants are requested, but not required, to submit a letter of intent to apply for this funding opportunity to assist ACL/AoA in planning for the application independent review process. The purpose of the letter of intent is to allow our staff to estimate the number of independent reviewers needed and to avoid potential conflicts of interest in the review. LOIs should be emailed to Lori Stalbaum.

Applications that fail to meet the application due date will not be reviewed and will receive no further consideration. You are strongly encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 3- 5 days prior to the application closing date. Do not wait until the last day in the event you encounter technical difficulties, either on your end or, with https://www.grants.gov. Grants.gov can take up to 48 hours to notify you of a successful submission.

The Grants.gov registration process can take several days. If your organization is not currently registered, please begin this process immediately.

All applicants must have a DUNS number (http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/) and be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM, www.sam.gov) and maintain an active SAM registration until the application process is complete, and should a grant be made, throughout the life of the award. Applicants should allot sufficient time prior to the application deadline to finalize a new, or renew an existing registration.

Grantees are required to match at least 25% of the total program costs from non-federal cash and in-kind resources.

Award notices to successful applicants are expected to be sent on or around July 1, 2020 for an anticipated project start date of August 1, 2020.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324196

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov link above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Lori Stalbaum
US Department of Health & Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Administration on Aging
Email: lori.stalbaum@acl.hhs.gov

Grants Management Specialist
Sherlonda Blue
Email: Sherlonda.Blue@acl.hhs.gov

CFDA Number:

93.072

Funding or Pin Number:

HHS-2020-ACL-AOA-LRLT-0412

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