Alzheimer's Disease Research Awards

Departmental Grant ID:
22-10079
Portal ID:
9374
Status:
Closed (9 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

Research in connection to the study of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias with a focus on understanding and addressing the greater prevalence of dementia in women and communities of color and also focus on populations historically underrepresented in research including the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) community.

Description:

Applicants are invited to submit research applications, focusing on understanding and addressing the greater prevalence of dementia in women and communities of color and also focusing on populations historically underrepresented in research including the LGBTQ+ community for studies in the following topic areas:A. Caregiving: The economic and social impacts of caregiving. Examples:1. Improving the delivery of social support and health care services for Alzheimer’sdisease patients and their families and caregivers; and2. Understanding and alleviating the financial, emotional, and physical impact of caringfor a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.B. Prevention: The identification of risk factors and targets for preventive healthcare and publichealth messaging. Examples:3. Identifying risk and preventive factors for Alzheimer’s disease such as sleeppatterns; chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes;and the impacts of exercise and nutrition; and4. Developing and/or using appropriate risk assessments, diagnostic tools, andeffective interventions to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease and relateddementias among California’s diverse population.C. Early Diagnosis and Detection: Research and evaluation of tools for early diagnosis anddetection of Alzheimer’s disease. Examples:5. Detection of dementia by primary care practitioners and specialists through the useof brain imaging, or standardized clinical tests of memory and thinking abilities;6. Innovative methods of linking research findings and technological advances withclinical practice, medical education and new medical settings; and7. Evaluating best practice clinical guidelines or toolkits.D. Long-Term Services and Support Systems/Health Services: Investigate pathways for reducingdisparities in access to health services for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and relateddementias utilizing Long-Term Services and Supports Systems/Health Services. Examples:8. Increasing the quality of dementia care in health care delivery systems;9. Improving access to Long-Term Services and Support Systems/Health Services, aswell as home and community-based services, through improved care coordination;and10. Researching effective health care system strategies and technologies that aid inreducing incidents of re-hospitalization and emergency department use.E. Populations Suffering from Health Disparities: Identifying and understanding upstreamdeterminants of health that result in disproportionate health outcomes; and prevalence ofAlzheimer’s disease and related dementias among California’s diverse population. Examples:11. Investigating the racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation/identity, andsocioeconomic differences and their impacts on risk and treatment outcomes forAlzheimer’s disease and related dementias; and12. Increasing the quality of dementia care in health care delivery systems, particularlyas it relates to cultural and linguistic competency.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

California (CA) public or private nonprofit academic institutions are eligible to apply. Applicants and all other associated co-applicants and subcontractors must be California-based, and all relevant project activities must take place in CA. Academic institutions and principal investigators participating in a Consortium Research Award are also subject to these requirements. Note that this RFA does not accept applications proposing drug trials.

Eligible Geographies:

Applicants and all other associated co-applicants and subcontractors must be California-based, and all relevant project activities must take place in California.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
06/14/22
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
11/12/22 - 06/30/24

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$8,800,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

The Alzheimer's Disease Program has received onetime resources from the fiscal year (FY) 2021-2022 California State Budget, and ongoing funding effective from the FY 2018-2019 California State Budget.

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Grantees, upon submission of an acceptable invoice, will be reimbursed in arrears for actual expenses incurred by the Grantee under the terms of the grant agreement and budget. Invoices will be submitted on a quarterly basis. The final invoice of each grant year is due 30 calendar days after the end of the budget period.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
1-916-552-9900, AlzheimersD@cdph.ca.gov