Beginning January 1, 2001, any community respite care organization shall be eligible to receive an annual respite care grant in the amount of up to $ 100,000 for the development, expansion, or start-up operation of adult day care services or other services that provide respite care to older, infirm, or disabled adults. The grants under this article shall be paid from the Fund, as provided in this article, to the community respite care organization. As a condition of a grant, money appropriated from such fund shall be matched by community respite care organization funds (in-kind or cash) earmarked for the development or expansion of respite care services. The total amount of grants to be paid under this article for any year shall not exceed the amount appropriated by the General Assembly to the Fund for payment to community respite care organizations for such year. Only one grant shall be allowed annually for each community respite care organization under the provisions of this section.
2000, cc. 877, 896, § 2.1-373.16; 2001, c. 844, § 2.2-715; 2012, cc. 803, 835.