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Nonprofit to Improve Care for Individuals with Dementia

Supporting State and Community Innovations in Dementia-Specific Respite Programs and Services

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Community Living (ACL) - Administration on Aging (AoA)

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06/27/22 11:59 PM ET


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Cooperative agreement to a USA public or private nonprofit entity, such as a government agency, Tribe, IHE, community or faith-based organization, or hospital to improve care for individuals with dementia. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several days to complete.

The Administration on Aging (AoA), a division of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) is committed to expanding the availability of dementia-specific respite care in support of people living with dementia (of any age) and their caregivers. The successful cooperative agreement grant recipient will be expected to further the development and testing of innovations in community-based, dementia- specific respite models, as well as the delivery of training and technical assistance to advance the national capacity to provide such services to people living with dementia (of any age) and their caregivers.  

The program is designed to support innovative models of dementia-specific respite care through activities in two priority areas:

Priority Area 1: Through the development and implementation of a comprehensive program of training and technical assistance, improve the capacity of community-based agencies to provide dementia-specific respite programs and related services.   (Up to 20% of each annual budget);


Priority Area 2: Advancing the delivery of innovative community-based dementia-specific respite care models (Not less than 80% of each annual budget)

Through this new, five-year, national initiative, ACL will test innovations in community-based, dementia-specific models of respite programming and support persons living with dementia (of all ages) and their caregivers by:

  1. Increasing the availability of innovative, community-based dementia-specific respite service care in states and communities through the development and implementation of new models; and
  2. Providing technical assistance, at a national level, to increase the capacity of the aging services network to make available and provide innovative, dementia-specific respite in support of people living with dementia (at all ages) and their family caregivers.

ACL will fund one (1) cooperative agreement under which the grantee will focus activity in two priority areas: 1) adding to the nation’s capacity to support caregivers and people living with dementia (of all ages) to remain in their homes and communities through the availability and delivery of dementia-specific respite care, and 2) advancing innovative models of community-based, dementia-specific respite programs that provide non-medical care to assist caregivers, and persons living with dementia (of all ages).

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GrantWatch ID#: 203152

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Award Ceiling: $5,000,000 per budget period
Award Floor: $4,500,000 per budget period

Term of Contract:

60-month project period with five 12-month budget periods.

The anticipated project period start date for this announcement is: 09/01/2022


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Domestic public or private non-profit entities including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education. Priority will be given to national public, national private non-profit agencies, national organizations including national faith and community-based organizations (FBOs and CBOs), and national Indian tribal organizations. For the purposes of this competition, national organizations are defined as those entities established with headquarters and administration for an organized group of bodies (local chapters, affiliates, faith and community-based and tribal organizations) dedicated to improving the delivery of home and community-based services (HCBS) for a major, nationwide segment of the older adult and persons with disabilities population. Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.

NOTE: The ADPI will NOT consider or fund research projects.

The following activities are not fundable:
- Construction and/or major rehabilitation of buildings
- Basic research (e.g. scientific or medical experiments)
- Continuation of existing projects without expansion or new and innovative approaches
For further Funding Restrictions, see page 28 of the FOA in Attached Files below.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A pre-application informational teleconference for interested applicants has been scheduled as follows:
Date: Monday, May 16, 2022
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm (eastern)
Telephone: 888-790-2011 Passcode: 4539267
A recording will be available soon after the call concludes at the following number:
Toll Free Instant Replay Number: 888-566-0495
Instant Replay will be available for 45 days

Pre-Application Information:

Due Date for Letter of Intent: 05/06/2022
Due Date for Applications: 06/27/2022

Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.

Applicants are requested, but not required, to submit a letter of intent to apply for this funding opportunity to assist ACL in planning for the application independent review process. The purpose of the letter of intent is to allow our staff to estimate the number of independent reviewers needed and to avoid potential conflicts of interest in the review.

You are strongly encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 3-5 days prior to the application closing date. Do not wait until the last day in the event you encounter technical difficulties, either on your end or, with can take up to 48 hours to notify you of a successful submission.

Required Registrations:
- The registration process can take several days. If your organization is not currently registered, please begin this process immediately.
- All applicants must have a UEI and be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM, and maintain an active SAM registration until the application process is complete, and should a grant be made, throughout the life of the award. Note: Once your SAM registration is active, allow 24 to 48 hours for the information to be available in before you can submit an application through
- Additionally, all first-tier subaward recipients must have a UEI number at the time the subaward is made.

Cost Sharing/Matching Requirement: For every three (3) dollars received in Federal funding, you must contribute at least one (1) dollar in non-Federal resources toward the project's total cost. For more information, see page 16 of the FOA in Attached Files below.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Letters of intent should be sent to:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Erin Long
Administration on Aging, Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services

Agency Contacts
Project Officer
Erin Long
Phone: 202-795-7389
Office: Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services

Grants Management Specialist
Richard Adrien
Phone: 202-795-7332
Office: Office of Grants Management

For assistance with, please contact them at or 800-518-4726 between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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