Lifespan Respite
Technical Assistance Center

Lifespan Respite State Mini-Grant Requests for Proposals (RFPs, RFRs or RFAs) and Program Announcements

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. Some examples of the RFPs/RFAs used by state grantees to solicit proposals are included here.


Request for Responses, Massachusetts Lifespan Respite Coalition, 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

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.

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

Lifespan Respite

Technical Assistance Center

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

4016 Oxford Street

Annandale, VA 22003

(703) 256-2084

This project is supported, in part by grant number 90LT0002, 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.


The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center is a division of the Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, Inc. | 800 Eastowne Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 |



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