2022 Grants to Support Community Based Services and Dementia Care

Two grant opportunities are available to support community-based services and dementia care: Live Well at Home Grants through the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and Dementia Grants through the Minnesota Board on Aging.

2022 Live Well at Home Grants
Yesterday, DHS released the application for Live Well at Home Grants for fiscal year 2022. The purpose of these grants is to develop and provide services for older Minnesotans to live in the community.

  • Allow local communities to improve their capacity to develop, strengthen, integrate programs.
  • Maintain home and community-based services for individuals' age 65 and older and at risk of long-term nursing home use and/or spending down into Medical Assistance.
  • Proposals may also include strengthening services for the caregiver support network.

For more information, a Responders Conference has been scheduled for March 16, and the deadline for applications is 4 p.m. on April 16.

2022 Dementia Grants
The Minnesota Board on Aging also released their application for 2022 Dementia Grants yesterday. This grant program focuses on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their impact on family, friends, and caregivers. Grants should:

  • Increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
  • Increase the rate of cognitive testing
  • Promote the benefits of early identification and/or
  • Connect family, friends and neighbors who are caregiving with education, support and resources.

Grants should stimulate collaboration and coordination; and strengthen community relationships and partnerships that promote the benefit of physician consultation for all people suspected of having a memory or cognitive concern.

For more information, a Responders Conference has been scheduled for March 8 and the application deadline is 4 p.m. on May 7.

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