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Dementia Grants

Grandchild Kissing Grandmother The Minnesota Board on Aging administers a competitive grant program focusing on dementia and its impact on caregivers. Grants are intended to:

  • Increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
  • Promote the benefits of screening for early identification of dementias
  • Increase the rate of cognitive testing in the population at risk for dementias, and/or
  • Connect family, friends and neighbors who are caregiving to education, support and resources

Regional and Local Dementia Grants 

In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature created a competitive grant program administered by the Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) that focuses on dementia and its impacts on persons with dementia, family and friends caregiving for persons with dementia and communities. 

The Legislature has appropriated $1.5 million in each biennium since the 2016/2017 biennium for this program.  To find out what projects have been funded across the state, please explore the featured projects below or the interactive map on the dashboard web page.

Reports and Resources

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