Lifetime Respite Grants Awarded to States

Nine new 2013 Lifespan Respite grants were awarded in September 2013 by the Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging. Of the nine states receiving the grants, the only new state was Idaho. The other recipients receiving the Lifespan Respite Integration and Sustainability grants to continue their respite activities are: Delaware, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Respite organizations in Arizona may not be aware of these grants to assist eligible families with children with significant disabilities with respite care, so you might want to pass this grant information along to pertinent stakeholders. Here’s the website: http://www.acl.gov/Funding_Opportunities/Grant_Apps/Index.aspx.