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Funding Available to Address Dementia in Tribal and Urban Indian Communities

The Indian Health Service is excited to announce a third round of grant funding to help develop tribal and urban-specific models of comprehensive dementia care. This funding builds on early work and lessons learned from two years of awards offered for the first time in 2022 and again in 2023.

The 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity is designed to support expansion and increase local clinical capacity for culturally relevant dementia care and services for American Indian and Alaska Native people living with dementia, their caregivers, and their communities. 

Applications are due by July 16, 2024, and must be submitted through

  • Type: Cooperative agreement
  • Competition type: New
  • Expected total program funding: $1.2 million
  • Expected number of awards: 6
  • Funding range per applicant for the first budget period: $100,000 to $200,000
  • Period of Performance: Three years 

To be eligible for these new three-year cooperative agreements, you must already work toward comprehensive dementia care in a primary care setting.

What are the program objectives?

  1. Expand and improve capacity to provide culturally relevant services and clinical diagnostic workflow.
  2. Expand and improve capacity to provide care coordination.
  3. Plan for and evaluate the long-term sustainability of comprehensive dementia care and services. This includes diagnostic and procedural coding and billing for clinical and community services.
  4. Develop and disseminate local models for comprehensive dementia care, services, and best practices throughout the project. 

To be eligible, you must currently provide dementia care and services in at least two of the five IHS primary drivers of comprehensive dementia care.

Want to learn more?

Join the IHS Alzheimer’s Program team for a webinar on Wednesday, May 29, at 3:00 p.m. ET. IHS staff will provide an overview of the funding opportunity and answer questions. Click here to register or learn more

Additional dementia capacity-building webinars will be offered in June and July. 

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Did you see the new Notice of Funding Opportunity format?

This Notice of Funding Opportunity will have a new, easier-to-read format and straightforward language. In partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Grants, IHS is working to simplify and redesign our NOFOs. This is part of DHHS’ Simpler Grants Initiative. IHS selected three NOFOs for this pilot program.