2024 Respite Care Provider Grants (APPLICATIONS CLOSED)

Alabama Lifespan Respite (ALR) is looking to fund direct respite care hours to underserved populations. The Respite Care Program Grants will be available once a year to increase direct respite care services to existing and start-up programs that provide services to underserved populations. Priority is given to programs serving rural communities, Hispanic/Latino and/or African American families, and children at risk for abuse and neglect. Other populations will be considered as well. A program is eligible to apply for this grant if they will be providing direct respite care as of April 1, 2024. ALR is able to offer these grant funds through the Federal Lifespan Respite Grant program in partnership with the Alabama Department of Senior Services. Proposals will be peer reviewed. 

CRITERIA FOR 2024 Respite Care Program Grants 

1. The program must provide respite care in Alabama.

2. Grant requests should be $2,000 or less.

3. Direct respite care hours will be provided April 1-Dec. 31, 2024.

4. Grant funds should be used for direct respite services. Examples include: 1) Covering the program fees for individuals in the identified populations, 2) Creating new respite programs that target an underserved population, 3) Expanding existing programs to underserved populations, 4) Staff costs, program supplies, activities, rental space, etc. that relate to providing respite to underserved populations.

Download application here: CLOSED


Jan. 12, 2024 – Grant application released

Feb. 15, 2024 – Grant applications due by 5 p.m.

March 4, 2024 – Grant awards announced

Questions? Contact ALR Director Tracy Cieniewicz at tracyc@ucphuntsville.org

Past recipients include:

The Exceptional Foundation (Birmingham)

Gulf Coast Dementia Services (Mobile)

SOLACE (Auburn)

Connect: Where Love Never Forgets, Inc. (Tuscaloosa)

Exceptional Foundation Gulf Coast/Summer Respite Program (Fairhope)

The Arc of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties/Weekly Respite Program (Anniston)

Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center/Center for Adult Day Care (Huntsville)

Disability as an Ability Toward Success: Moms on the Move (D.A.T.S.M.O.M.)/Rapid Respite Relief Program (Montgomery)

We Rock the Spectrum Huntsville/We Rock Care Respite Program (Huntsville)

Caring Congregations/Caring Days Adult Day Care (Tuscaloosa)

Successful Living Center/Alzheimer’s Adult Day Care (Montgomery)

The Core Project, Inc.

Christ Episcopal Church/Connect

Refreshing Waters Respite Foundation

Lion Buddies at UNA

Christy Care

Labor of Love

New Friend’s Adult Day Care

UNA Children’s Respite

St. John AME Church Caregiver, Prayer & Respite Ministry