ACL Awards $9.2 Million to Enhance Dementia Capability in Communities Across the Nation

October 6, 2021

ACL is pleased to announce new awards for the 2021 Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative (ADPI) – Grants to States and Communities program. The project period for these 10 grants is September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2024. The collective award amount is $9,232,408.

An estimated 6.2 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD). As the population of older adults increases, researchers anticipate that the number of people living with ADRD will double within the next three decades. ACL's ADPI program is dedicated to meeting this challenge by developing and expanding dementia capability in states and communities across the nation, including tribal communities.

The three-year cooperative agreements awarded will support and promote the development and expansion of dementia-capable home and community-based service (HCBS) systems that improve quality of life for people living with ADRD and their caregivers. Fifty percent of each grant will be dedicated to providing direct services that help individuals living with dementia and their caregivers remain independent and safe in their communities.

The new ADPI awardees include:

  • Aging and In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, Inc. (IN)
  • Alzheimer's Disease Resource Agency of Alaska, Inc. (AK)
  • Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Support Center, Inc. (MA)
  • CareLink, Inc. (RI)
  • Houston's Amazing Place, Inc. (TX)
  • Neighbor Network of Northern Nevada (NV)
  • Oakwood Creative Care, Inc. (AZ)
  • Prince George's County Maryland (MD)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
  • Wichita & Affiliated Tribes (OK)

While each program is different, all include supports and services designed to address the identified needs in the communities they serve. Grants will dedicate efforts toward a broad range of people, including those with the most social and economic need, people with ADRD who live alone, those living with ADRD in tribal communities, people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are at risk of developing dementia. They will also provide services and trainings for paid and unpaid caregivers.

To ensure program success, each new grantee will receive extensive technical assistance from the ACL-funded National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center

For questions, email Erin Long.
Learn more about ADPI and other related ACL initiatives.

Last modified on 10/06/2021

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