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Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative (ADPI) - Grants to States and Communities

Grants to USA State Agencies and Service Providers
to Expand and Develop Dementia-Capable Services

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Community Living (ACL) - Administration on Aging

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08/13/19 11:59 PM ET


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Grants to USA and territories state government agencies and community-based private and public service providers to develop and expand dementia-capable home and community-based services. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete. All successful applicants are required to dedicate 50% of the total program budget to the provision of direct services to persons living with dementia and caregivers.

There are two application options contained in this single FOA: Grants to States (Option A) and Grants to Communities (Option B). No entity is eligible to apply for both State and Community options. The dementia-capable systems resulting from program activities under either option are expected to provide quality, person-centered services and supports that help individuals living with dementia and their caregiver remain independent and safe in their communities.

The program is designed to pilot much needed dementia-capable HCBS programs to states and communities, evaluation of program outcomes and using program outcome data to garner support to sustain successful initiatives beyond the federal program period. The ADPI program is intended to advance non-clinical, social models of HCBS in support of persons with dementia and their caregivers. It is through programs such as this that the Administration for Community Living (ACL) demonstrates its commitment to its mission to maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities, and their families and caregivers.

Option A: Grants to States:

A.1: New Grants to States
New state applicants, those that did not receive ACL Alzheimer's grants between 2011 and 2018 must agree to and propose a plan to implement dementia-capable HCBS systems that meet the two FOA objectives outlined below, including the accompanying core components.

All applicants are expected to fully describe their methods for achieving the following two objectives and their core components:

Objective 1: Create and sustain a dementia-capable HCBS system that includes Single Entry Point/No Wrong Door (SEP/NWD) access for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers.
1.a. Information, Referral and Access
1.b. Options Counseling and Assistance
1.c. Person-Centered Care Transitions Across Multiple Settings

Objective 2: Ensure access to a comprehensive, sustainable set of quality services/interventions that are dementia-capable and provide innovative services to the population with dementia and their family caregivers.
2.a Comprehensive set of services
2.b Quality assurance system
2.c Sustainable service system

A.2: Expansion Grants to States
Applicants for expansion grants must describe their current system and the core program component grant activities implemented through a State dementia-capable systems integration cooperative agreement awarded between 2011 and 2018.

Option B: Grants to Communities

Grants under this option are dedicated to filling services gaps identified through the work of and recommendations from the National Alzheimer's Project Act Advisory Committee. Option B projects are designed to provide dementia-capable home and community-based services (HCBS) to targeted special populations as well as targeted dementia capability training.

Applications will demonstrate intent to support individuals with ADRD and their caregivers, that address each of the three identified dementia-care service gap areas:

1. Develop and deliver supportive services to persons living alone with ADRD in communities
2. Improve the quality and effectiveness of programs and services dedicated to individuals aging with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) with ADRD or those at high risk of developing ADRD
3. Deliver behavioral symptom management training and expert consultation to family caregivers

For full details on Funding Opportunity Requirements, see pages 5-8 of the funding announcement document in Attached Files below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183745

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 13

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Award Ceiling: $1,000,000 Per Project Period
-Award Floor: $400,000 Per Project Period

Option A.1: Grants to new States will be for a minimum of $450,000 and a maximum of $650,000.

Option A.2: Expansion grants will be for a minimum of $400,000 and a maximum of $450,000.

Option B, Community grants are for public or private community-based entities with awards ranging between $850,000 and $1,000,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant covers a 36-month project period with three 12-month budget periods.

Option A.1 is for 36 month grants.

Option A.2 grants provide an 18-month expansion to States currently holding a 36-month grant.

The anticipated project start date is September 30, 2019.


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Option A (A.1 and A.2) is extended to eligible state government agencies designated to serve as the State Units on Aging. Option B is open to domestic community-based public and/or private home and community-based service providers that are operating within an existing dementia-capable system and are able to demonstrate their dementia capability.

Option A.1: is for those entities within states and territories designated as the state agency for dementia-capability and have working relationships with their state agencies that enable creating and sustaining a dementia-capable HCBS System that serves individuals living with or at risk of developing dementia and their caregivers.

States eligible for this option are those states that do not have active State dementia-capability grants. All states without active grants are eligible to apply, however those states that have not benefited from ADSSP grants since before 2011 will be given priority consideration in the post-review decision making process.

Option A.2: is for 18 month expansion grants and is limited to those states that received ACL Alzheimer’s disease state program grants for systems integration in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 that desire to expand on a specific component of those programs and have not already received expansion grants for programs in the noted years. The states that already have received expansion grants are not eligible to receive a second one.

Option B of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is designed to extend existing dementia-capable home and community based services (HCBS) to the special populations targeted and outlined within this announcement. Eligible entities are those that are able to 1) demonstrate
their operation within an existing dementia-capable HCBS system dedicated to the population that they serve, and 2) articulate opportunities and additional services that would enhance and strengthen the existing dementia-capable HCBS system within which they are operating.

There are no entities that would be eligible to submit applications for both Option A and Option B.

The ADPI is not intended as a program funding "research", in fact “research” projects will not be funded.

For funding restrictions, see page 26 of the funding announcement in Attached Files below.

Pre-proposal Conference:

ACL will host an informational conference call in relation to this FOA, the call will be recorded and made available to the public within 48 hours of its conclusion.

June 25, 2019 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST.

The dial-in information is below:

Toll Free Number: 888-324-7116 Passcode: 9189030

A recording will be available approximately 48 hours after the call concludes at the following number:

Toll Free Playback Number: 866-433-1157
Playback will be available for 60 days

Pre-Application Information:

Due Date for Letter of Intent: 06/29/2019
Due Date for Applications: 08/13/2019
Date for Informational Conference Call: 06/25/2019

Applications must be submitted electronically via by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, by the due date listed.

Applicants are requested, but not required, to submit a letter of intent to apply for this funding opportunity to assist ACL in planning for the application independent review process. The purpose of the letter of intent is to allow our staff to estimate the number of independent reviewers needed and to avoid potential conflicts of interest in the review. The deadline for submission of the letter of intent is 15 days after the publication of the funding opportunity announcement.

Applications that fail to meet the application due date will not be reviewed and will receive no further consideration. You are strongly encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 3-5 days prior to the application closing date. Do not wait until the last day in the event you encounter technical difficulties, either on your end or, with can take up to 48 hours to notify you of a successful submission.

The registration process can take several days. If your organization is not currently registered, please begin this process immediately.

All applicants must have a DUNS number ( and be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM, and maintain an active SAM registration until the application process is complete, and should a grant be made, throughout the life of the award.

Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement: Yes
The federal match required for the State and Community (Options A & B) program is 25% (cash and/or in-kind). All applicants are required to comply with the 25% match requirement outlined in the funding opportunity announcement (FOA). Applicants have the opportunity to apply for waivers of a portion of the match. Waivers to match requirements under this program will not result in requirements below 15%.

Award notices to successful applicants are expected to be sent around September 30, 2019.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please direct LOIs and any questions about the programmatic goals and objectives of this FOA to:

Project Officer
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living
Erin Long
Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services

Additional contact:

Grants Management Specialist
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living
Sherlonda Blue
Office of Grants Management

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

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