2018 Dementia Grants Annual Report
On December 4, 2015 the MBA awarded the $1.5 million through a competitive request for proposals (RFP) to 20 applicants for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-17. On July 5, 2017 the MBA awarded $750,000 through a second competitive RFP to 10 applicants for FY 2018. In each case, the grants represent regional and local projects that increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, increase the rate of cognitive testing, promote the benefits of early diagnosis and connect family and friend caregivers of persons with dementia to education and resources.
In 2015 the Minnesota Legislature amended Minnesota Statutes section 256.975 to create a competitive grants program administered by the Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) that focused on dementia and its impacts on persons with dementia, family and friend caregivers of persons with dementia, and communities. For this grant program the Legislature appropriated $1.5 million in the biennium for this grant program. This report describes the program and the state fiscal year 2016 and 2017 grantees.
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