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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Dementia

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

The Kevin and Avonte Program: Reducing Injury and Death of Missing Individuals with Dementia and Developmental Disabilities
Grant program 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. Funding will be used by law enforcement and other public safety agencies to implement locative technologies that track missing individuals, and to partner with nonprofit organizations to develop and operate programs to prevent wandering, increase safety, and facilitate rescues. Projects in rural communities are a priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 17, 2021
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
Research on Biopsychosocial Factors of Social Connectedness and Isolation on Health, Well Being, Illness, and Recovery (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
Grants for research projects that examine how social isolation and social connectedness affect outcomes in health, illness, recovery, and overall well being.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Mar 17, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Palliative Care in Home and Community Settings Research (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to support research aimed at determining needs and best practices for the integration of palliative care into home and community settings. Applications should consider approaches that may be implemented in rural/remote areas, as well as urban areas, and that are sensitive to ethnicities and cultures.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Arthur N. Rupe Foundation Caregiver Grants
Grants to California-based nonprofit organizations for projects designed to provide education, skills training, and/or respite for family, professional, and volunteer caregivers.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Arthur N. Rupe Foundation
Innovations in Alzheimer's Caregiving Awards Program Inactive
A monetary award for programs or projects that focus on supporting family and informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, including projects that focus on rural and low-income communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 16, 2020
Sponsors: Family Caregiver Alliance, Helen Daniels Bader Fund, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
Tennessee Nursing Home Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Program Inactive
Funding to support evidence-based initiatives that improve the quality of life and/or quality of care for individuals currently residing in nursing home facilities in Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Application Deadline: Nov 6, 2020
Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Health
State/Tribal/Territorial Partnership Initiative to Document and Sustain Disparity-Reducing Interventions Inactive
Grants for projects to demonstrate if modifications to existing evidence-informed interventions for specific health issues will improve health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority and disadvantaged populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Aug 26, 2020
Sponsors: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Group Respite and Early Memory Loss Grants Inactive
Grants for community-based, social model day programs that provide dementia-specific group activities for participants and respite for family caregivers and care partners.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2020
Sponsor: Brookdale Foundation
Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative - Dementia Capability in Indian Country Inactive
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.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 11, 2020
Application Deadline: May 26, 2020
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative - Grants to States and Communities Inactive
Grants to support the development and expansion of dementia-capable home and community-based service systems in states and communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 22, 2020
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services