Minnesota Board on Aging Dementia Grants

August 31, 2015

On May 22, 2015 the Governor signed the Health and Human Services omnibus budget bill. It appropriates $750,000 each state fiscal year starting July 1, 2015 to the Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) to administer a competitive grant program focusing on dementia and its impact on caregivers.

The goals of the grants are to increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, increase the rate of cognitive testing in the population at risk for dementias, promote the benefits of early diagnosis of dementias, and/or connect caregivers of persons with dementia to education and resources.

Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, community health boards, school districts, colleges and universities, community clinics, tribal communities, nonprofit organizations, and other health care organizations.

Grant applicants will be given special priority if they demonstrate their project is supported by their targeted population, coordinated with other community activities or health initiatives, utilizes or enhances existing activities and resources or involves innovative approaches to achieve successful outcomes, and strengthens community relationships and partnerships.

The request for proposal is closed. Please check the MBA dementia grants website for notifications and updates about the RFP. A frequently asked questions section is also available on the website regarding the RFP. Key dates are below:

  • August 24 - Request for Proposal opens
  • September 9 - Responder’s Conference
  • September 30 - Submission deadline, Request for Proposal (closed)
  • October 1 - Application review begins
  • October 5 - Review committee meets to make recommendations
  • October 19 - Begin negotiating grant contracts
  • January 1 - FY 2016 grants begin

For more information, please contact Nancy E. Lee at 651-431-4258 or mbagrants@state.mn.us.

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