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Proposals to Provide Services, Education, and/or Resources for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits, Agencies, Tribes, Schools Districts,
and IHEs for Programs that Benefit People with Cognitive Difficulties

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Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) - Minnesota Board of Aging

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Deadline Date:

05/07/21 4:00 PM CT


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Grants to Minnesota nonprofits, local health-based agencies and organizations, school districts, colleges and universities, tribal nations, and community clinics for programs and services that assist people who are living with dementia. Funding is intended to support projects and activities that increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, promote the benefits of early identification, increase the rate of cognitive testing, or connect individual caregiving for persons with dementia to education and resources.

Eligible projects for this funding will fall under the following four categories:

  • Increase Awareness: Programs or projects that increase the public’s awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
  • Promote Early Identification: Programs or projects that use culturally appropriate screening tools to facilitate and increase referrals to healthcare professionals for cognitive assessment testing.
  • Increase Cognitive Testing: Programs or projects that increase the rate of cognitive testing, promote cross-referral, and integrate a communication protocol between the partnering entities.
  • Connect Family, Friends, and Neighbors Caregiving: Programs or projects that connect family, friends, and neighbors who are caregiving for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias to services, education, and resources.

For detailed information about the project categories, begin here:

The State is interested in funding community or collaborative focused projects that provide examples of how they are currently or will:

  • Implement plans to target American Indian Elder populations;
  • Coordinate with other community activities or health initiatives;
  • Use or enhance existing activities and resources or involve innovative approaches to achieving successful outcomes;
  • Implement plans to serve Veterans;
  • Represent a culturally focused organization(s);
  • Implement plans to target culturally and racially diverse older adult populations;
  • Implement plans to serve older adults in rural areas; and/or
  • Implement plans to serve LGBTQ+ older adult populations.

For information about Task Deliverables, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 194852

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant award is $150,000.

Term of Contract:

The term of any resulting contract is anticipated to last for 12 months from July 1, 2021, until June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Qualified responders for regional and local grants may include, but are not limited to, community health boards, school districts, colleges and universities, tribal nations, nonprofit organizations, community clinics, and other health care organizations.

Organizations that were previously awarded a regional and local dementia grant are eligible to reapply for a new project or program enhancement.

Statewide proposals are not eligible.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Responders’ Conference will be held via WebEx on Monday, March 8, 2021, 10-11:30 a.m. Central Time, via web streaming. Contact information for the Webinar is as follows:
1. Join WebEx meeting room:
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
Click "Join Meeting”
4. To join the teleconference only:
a) Provide your phone number when you join the meeting to receive a callback.
b) Alternatively, you can call:
- Call-in number: +1 415-655-0003 (US/Canada)
- Conference Code: 964 728 027

The link will become active approximately 15 minutes before the broadcast.

The conference will serve as an opportunity for responders to ask specific questions of State staff concerning the project. Participation in the Responders’ Conference is not mandatory but is recommended. Oral answers given at the conference will be nonbinding. Written responses to questions asked via web streaming will be posted to the MBA Dementia Grant website after the conference.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit applications is May 7, 2021, at 4:00 PM CT.

• RFP Release: February 16, 2021
• Responders Conference: March 8, 2021, 10-11:30am
• Questions Due: April 9, 2021, 4:00pm
• Frequently Asked Questions Posted: April 12, 2021
• Proposals Due: May 7, 2021, 4:00pm
• Proposal Review/Contract Negotiations: May/June 2021
• Anticipated Grantee Start Date: July 1, 2021

Projects with estimated budgets less than $50,000 do not require matching funds. Projects with estimated budgets between $50,000 and $150,000 require a 25% funding match of the program/project total. For additional information about matching, see:

Contact Information:

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

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Request for Proposal Response
MBA Dementia Grant
Attention: Courtney Whited
Aging and Adult Services Division
Department of Human Services
PO Box 64976
St. Paul, MN 55164-0976

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USA: Minnesota

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