The Arkansas Lifespan Respite Coalition has chosen our organization to distribute grants throughout the state for caregivers needing respite.
Respite care is for providing a caregiver a break and this $250 grant is for respite care only. It can be awarded to one care recipient (patient) once per calendar year (Jan 1 – Dec 31). This grant is available for anyone of any age, with a diagnosis of ANY special need or chronic illness that requires a caregiver.
The care recipient (patient):
• Can be of any age
• Must reside in Arkansas
• Must have an official diagnosis of any special need or chronic illness that requires a caregiver on a physician’s official letterhead or prescription pad
The amount of financial assistance given per grant approval is $250. A family may receive this grant once in a calendar year (Jan 1st to Dec 31st). For questions, or to request an application, call 501-224-0021, download an application here, or email [email protected].
The application must be completed, signed, and include a diagnosis of any special need that requires a caregiver on a physician’s official letterhead or prescription pad. It may take up to 10 business days to process your application.
Applications can be mailed to Alzheimer’s Arkansas at 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205, emailed to [email protected], or faxed to 501-227-6303.
An eligible application does not guarantee approval. Funds are limited to the number of processed applications submitted during the grant period. Alzheimer’s Arkansas cannot guarantee the availability of funds throughout the entire grant period.
This grant may be used to pay for respite care services ONLY. This includes services such as:
• in-home care
• temporary daycare
• short-term facility stays
After receipt of grant check and use of funds, applicants must submit the enclosed Respite Survey Log no later than 90 days after the approval date. This survey can be mailed to Alzheimer’s Arkansas at 201 Markham Center Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205, emailed to [email protected], or faxed to 501-227-6303.
DHS Lifespan Respite Grants are limited to the amount of funds available. This mini-grant project is funded through the Arkansas Lifespan Respite Coalition and the Administration on Community Living.
Alzheimer’s Arkansas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.