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Dementia Grant Application

Holding HandsThe Minnesota Board on Aging administers a competitive grant program focusing on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their impact on family, friends and caregivers. Grants should:

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

Grants should stimulate collaboration and coordination, and strengthen community relationships and partnerships that promote the benefit of physician consultation for all people suspected of having a memory or cognitive concern.

Program Information:

  • Grant term: Anticipated to last for 12 months (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022)
  • Maximum request: $150,000
  • Total completed applications submitted: 34 as of 5/17/21

2022 Dementia Grant RFP

To apply, visit our grant portal.

Key Dates:

Due to Special Session, State Fiscal Year 2022 (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022) grant making delays are anticipated.

  • March 8, 2021: Responders Conference 
  • April 9, 2021: Question period closed
  • April 12, 2021: Dementia Grant FAQs
  • May 7, 2021: Applications due by 4:00 p.m. CT
  • May 17, 2021: Phase I denial notices sent to responders
  • May 2021: Review and scoring applications
  • July 2021: Negotiate contracts
  • September 1, 2021: FY2022 grantee anticipated start date

Grant Contact: Courtney Whited –

Proposal Development Assistance: Technical assistance is available from:
Application Documents:
Required Statements:
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