Dementia-Specific Respite Programs and Services

ACL’s Administration on Aging (AoA) is announcing a new funding opportunity to advance innovative models of dementia-specific respite care. ACL will award a five-year cooperative agreement for up to $5 million per year to a single organization to work on a national level to develop, test, and prepare for replication new and innovative approaches to the delivery of respite services for family caregivers of people of all ages living with ADRD. The anticipated outcomes of this cooperative agreement include: 
  • Development and implementation of a comprehensive training and technical assistance protocol to advance the national capacity to provide such services to people living with dementia and their caregivers, regardless of age.
  • Successful piloting of innovative models of community-based, dementia-specific respite services and supports.
This award will increase access to meaningful and culturally relevant information, services, and supports for family caregivers, supporting Recommendation 3.1 made by the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Act Family Caregiving Advisory Council in its initial report to Congress.   Applications for this opportunity are due on Monday, June 27, 2022.   Click here to register.
Date Posted: 
Friday, May 13, 2022
Date Closing: 
Monday, June 27, 2022
Sponsor/Funding Agency: 
ACL