The Kevin and Avonte Program: Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities
This program is designed to reduce the number of deaths and injuries of individuals with forms of dementia or developmental disabilities who, due to their condition, wander from safe environments.
Grants will be awarded in 2 categories:
Category 1: Design, establish, or operate holistic, locally based, proactive programs to locate or prevent the wandering of individuals with forms of dementia such as Alzheimer's Disease, or developmental disabilities such as autism, who, due to their condition, wander from safe environments. Deliverables include:
- Increase public awareness of missing persons with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia or developmental disabilities
- Provide prevention and response information, including online training resources, and referrals to families or guardians of individuals who, due to their condition, wander from a safe environment
- Establish or expand community partnerships among local law enforcement, other public safety agencies, and the communities they serve in an effort to prevent persons with forms of dementia or developmental disabilities from wandering, and to locate them in the event they go missing
- Provide education and training, including online training resources, to first responders, school personnel, clinicians, and the public
- Provide prevention and response training and emergency protocols to school administrators, school staff, and families or guardians of individuals with dementia or developmental disabilities to help reduce or prevent the risk of wandering by such individuals
- Develop, operate, or enhance a notification system that generates alerts, advisories, or other information for the recovery of missing individuals with dementia or developmental disabilities
Category 2: Purchase, develop, or implement locally based tracking technology for individuals with forms of dementia such as Alzheimer's Disease or developmental disabilities such as autism, who, due to their condition, wander from safe environments. Deliverables include:
- Partner with healthcare agencies or state or local public safety agencies in the design and establishment of locative technology
- Participate and assist in any Justice Department efforts to develop standards and best practices for the use of noninvasive and nonpermanent tracking devices that a guardian or parent has determined to be the least restrictive alternative to locate individuals
Priority consideration will be given to applications that:
- Address specific challenges that rural communities face
- Demonstrate that the individuals who are intended to benefit from the requested grant reside in high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties
- Offer enhancements to public safety in economically distressed communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones)
Eligible applicants include:
- Healthcare agencies
- State and local law enforcement
- Tribal law enforcement
- Federally recognized tribal governments that perform public safety activities
- Other public safety agencies
- Nonprofit organizations
Award ceiling: $150,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 13
Estimated total program funding: $1,950,000
Applicants should submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in grants.gov by the February 17, 2021 deadline.
Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the March 3, 2021 deadline.
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