The U. S. Administration on Aging (AoA) is providing this competitive grant opportunity to eligible entities for implementing the requirements of the Technical Assistance Resource Center (TARC) as authorized in the Lifespan Respite Care Act of 2006 (P.L.
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.
Public and/or nonprofit agencies and organizations, including faith-based organizations and community-based organizations, as well as universities and other entities, are eligible to apply under this program announcement.
Through this program announcement, 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 for family caregivers across the lifespan.
The successful applicant should expect considerable involvement of the 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 Program Announcement and must demonstrate the support and active involvement of a range of stakeholders to fully achieve the desired outcomes.
Provision of funding for sub-grantees or subcontracts to carry out specific activities is permissible, if the applicant identifies a gap in expertise necessary to fully complete project goals and objectives.Grantees are required to match at least 25% of the total program costs from non-federal cash and in-kind resources.The full text of this program announcement includes a description of the application options, goals and objectives, activities, and all necessary instructions to prepare and submit an application to compete for Lifespan Respite Care Program
Technical Assistance Resource Center.