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Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative - Dementia Capability in Indian Country

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.470
Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 4, 2021
Application: Jul 19, 2021

For programmatic or technical questions:
Erin Long

For grants management or budget questions:
Richard Adrien


The Dementia Capability in Indian Country Program provides grants to support dementia-capable home and community-based services in tribal communities that help individuals living with dementia and their caregivers remain independent and safe.

Dementia-capable systems should:

  • Identify people with possible dementia and recommend that they see a physician for a timely, accurate diagnosis and to rule out reversible causes of dementia or conditions that resemble it
  • Ensure that program eligibility and resource allocation take into account the impact of cognitive disabilities
  • Ensure that staff communicate effectively with people with dementia and their caregivers and provide services that are person- and family-centered, offer self-direction of services, and are culturally appropriate
  • Educate workers to identify possible dementia, and understand the symptoms of dementia and appropriate services
  • Educate the public about brain health, including information about the risk factors associated with developing dementia, first signs of cognitive problems, management of symptoms if individuals have dementia, support programs, and opportunities to participate in research
  • Implement quality assurance systems that measure how effectively providers serve people with dementia and their caregivers
  • Encourage development of dementia-friendly communities, which include key parts of dementia-capability

Eligible applicants include:

  • Domestic public or private nonprofit entities
  • State and local governments
  • Tribal governments
  • Tribal organizations
  • Faith-based and community-based organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Institutions of higher education
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $250,000 per year
Award floor: $200,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 4
Estimated total program funding: $1,000,000

A 10% match is required.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to email a letter of intent to Erin Long.

Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · American Indian or Alaska Native · Culture and cultural competency · Dementia · Elderly population · Informal caregivers

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