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

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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.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.
Website Address

http://www.acl.gov


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Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

None.

Beneficiary Eligibility

None.

Credentials/Documentation

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. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

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.

Award Procedures

Notification of Award will be issued to the grantee.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

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.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. As specified in each program announcement posted on www.grants.gov and http://www.acl.gov.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

As outlined in the program announcement.

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.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program progress reports are required semi-annually for project grants.

SF-425 Financial Reports are due annually and are submitted through www.grantsolutions.gov.

Evaluation of performance made through review of reports and oversight by Project Officer.

Grantees are required to complete SF-425 Reports quarterly for reporting Federal cash receipts through the Payment Management System.

No progress reports are required.

425 Financial Status reports are due annually.

Evaluation of performance is made through review of reports and oversight by the Project Officer and submit through www.grantsolutions.gov.

Audits

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 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

Records must be kept available for 3 years after submission of the final expenditure report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0142-0-1-506.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $3,360,000; FY 17 est $3,360,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

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).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Victoria Wright Office of Consumer Access and Self-Determination, Administration for Community Living, DHHS 330 C Street, SW , Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: victoria.wright@acl.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 795-7473

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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.




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