Lifespan Respite
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Lifespan Respite State Mini-Grants and RFPs

Some of the Lifespan Respite grantees in collaboration with their state respite coalition and/or other partners, have used their initial Lifespan Respite infrastructure building grants, expansion grants or integration and sustainability grants to offer mini-grants to local community-based organizations to expand or enhance respite services in local communities. Examples of the RFPs/RFAs used by state grantees to solicit proposals, PPT presentations on mini grant implementation and outcomes, and other related information are included here.


In 2022, Alabama Lifespan Respite issued an RFP for Respite Care Program Grants to increase direct respite care services to existing and start-up programs that provide services to underserved populations. Priority is given to programs serving rural communities, Hispanic/

Latino and/or African American families, and children at risk for abuse and neglect. Other populations will be considered as well.


The Colorado Respite Care Program periodically awards Community Grants to qualified for profit, nonprofit agencies or governmental entities currently providing respite services in an effort to respond to the respite care needs of Colorado's family caregivers of individuals with special needs, chronic conditions, older adults, foster children and kinship relations and more.

For more information on Colorado mini-grants, visit the CO Respite Coalition website.


Request for Responses, Massachusetts Lifespan Respite Coalition (MLRC), Respite Innovation Mini-Grants, Application for Funding, Issued by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services

Issue Date: Feb 1, 2013, RFR application and Budget Template.

For more information on Massachusetts mini-grant awards, visit the MLRC website.

PPT Presentation, 2014 National Lifespan Respite Conference, Measuring Impact: Evaluation Lessons from Massachusetts’ Lifespan Respite Coalition Programs

New York

In October 2016, using Lifespan Respite grant funds, the New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition announced mini-grant awards to community and faith-based organizations using Lifespan Respite grant funds. See the NYSCRC Oct 2016 newsletter for mini-grant descriptions. 

North Carolina

Request for Applications (RFA) North Carolina Lifespan Respite Project Mini-Grant Funding Application Packet Released by the Lifespan Respite Project, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services Issue Date: December 30, 2011, click here for RFA.

Money Follows the Person Partnership
A joint effort of the Lifespan Respite Care Project, under the Division of Aging and Adult Services and the Money Follows the Person Project, under the Division of Medical Assistance

  • Family Caregiver-to-Caregiver Peer Support Pilot Project Announcement and Grant Application Instructions, Issued November 2012, RFA 
  • North Carolina Lifespan Respite Project: Family Caregiver-to-Caregiver Peer Support, Reporting Form 
  • Family Caregiver-to-Caregiver Peer Support Award Announcement, February 2013, Click here  
PPT Presentation, 2013 National Lifespan Respite Conference, Giving Your Communities the Freedom to Care: How a Little Money Can Go a Long Way


OH Lifespan Respite Volunteer Respite Expansion Mini-grants


OK Lifespan Respite local grantees (awarded 2014)

South Carolina

South Carolina Lifespan Respite Care Project, Supplemental Grant Program: Expansion of Respite Care Through the Faith Community. Released by the South Carolina Respite Coalition, Issue Date: Feb 15, 2012, click here for RFP.


Request for a proposal for the development and operation of a Regional Lifespan Respite Project

Lifespan Respite

Technical Assistance and Resource Center

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

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This project is supported, in part by grant number 90LT0001, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.


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