Grants of $10,000 to West Virginia groups, organizations, and for-profits for community-based programs to assist individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementia, as well as their family caregivers. This program seeks to enhance the quality of care and improve access to appropriate and comprehensive services in pilot communities across the state.
Grantees must address the following objectives for individuals with dementia who live at home or with loved ones and their family caregivers:
Increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including warning signs, diagnosis, local events and available resources.
Improve knowledge and skills of family caregivers, provider agencies, and community gatekeepers.
-Host the Savvy Caregiver training (a multi-week, evidenced-based training for family caregivers of individuals with dementia that increases caregiving skills, knowledge, confidence and understanding and decreases caregiving’s adverse effects). Respite will be provided through the DOTS grant.
-Identify agencies, organizations and businesses that could benefit from dementia-capable training.
Develop dementia-capable pilot communities that will effectively serve and support individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia and their families.
-Form a community coalition; conduct a dementia-capable needs assessment (survey tool provided); and develop a work plan that addresses education, awareness and a direct service component.
-Implement the work plan with the assistance of the DOTS Leadership Team; evaluate outcomes (measures already in place).
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicant: For the purpose of this grant, community is defined as a group of people who share common interests (Ex: faith communities, provider agencies, civic organizations, businesses) or people who live in the same area (town, neighborhood) and who want to work together to improve their community’s ability to provide services to individuals with dementia and their families.
The application deadline is Monday, October 16, 2017.
A local in-kind match is required.
Grantees will be announced on October 30, 2017.
Number of Grants
Up to six grants will be awarded.
Estimated Size of Grant
$10,000 per grantee will be awarded.
Term of Contract
This is a 15-18 month grant.
To request a grant application or for more information, please contact: