State to Award Local and Regional Dementia Grants

The Minnesota Board on Aging has issued a Request for Proposals for local and regional projects that will increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, increase the rate of cognitive testing, promote the benefits of early diagnosis, or connect caregivers of persons with dementia to education and resources.  

The application deadline is 4 p.m. on Aug. 30, so interested organizations should begin exploring the opportunity as soon as possible. An applicant may request a grant up to a maximum of $150,000. The grants are anticipated to last for 12 months (Oct. 1, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2020). 

The grants are intended to stimulate collaboration and coordination, and to strengthen community relationships and partnerships that promote the benefit of physician consultation for all individuals suspected of having a memory or cognitive problem, to promote the benefits of early identification of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, to provide services, informational materials and proven tools for persons with dementia and families who are caregiving, as well as other resources.

For more information, visit the Board on Aging’s website or contact Aaron Cotter.

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