Funded with a federal grant for Lifespan Respite awarded by the Administration for Community Living to the New York State Office for the Aging. Award Number 90L10023-02-2  Also funded by the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program # U1QHP28738. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors/speakers and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, DHHS, or the U.S. Government.

Funded with a federal grant for Lifespan Respite awarded by the Administration for Community Living to the New York State Office for the Aging. Award Number 90L10023-02-2

Also funded by the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program # U1QHP28738. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors/speakers and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, DHHS, or the U.S. Government.

Mini Grant Request for Proposals

4- 6 grants will be awarded for the development of expansion of volunteer respite programs in NYS.

Award Amount will be between $3500 - $5000

Application Deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2019 by 5:00 PM Application and Instructions


NEW! Lifting Our Voices for Caregivers

Rare Disease Caregiving in America - New Report from the National Alliance on Caregiving

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It is estimated that at least 25 million Americans currently have a rare disease or condition; the National Institutes of Health estimates that there are approximately 7,000 rare diseases. Many people who have rare diseases are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed, leaving their family caregivers to experience unique challenges related to access to appropriate support. Read More

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 Legislative Update

US House of Representatives Passes Lifespan Respite Reauthorization Act of 2019 - We Must Urge the Senate to Act.

For more information visit the LIFESPAN RESPITE RE AUTHORIZATION CENTER



To learn more, call:

1-800-342-9871

Or go to:

www.nyconnects.ny.gov