Alzheimer"s Disease Demonstration Grants to States

To expand the availability of diagnostic and support services for persons with Alzheimer"s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD), their families, and their caregivers, as well as to improve the responsiveness of the home and community-based care system to persons with dementia.

are three types of ADSSP grants: Evidence-based grants require states to demonstrate how existing evidence-based interventions that help people with ADRD and their family caregivers can be translated into effective supportive service programs at the community level.

Innovation grants require states and their partners to explore innovative approaches to improving the delivery of supportive services at the community-level to people with ADRD and their family caregivers.

Dementia capability grants require states to help ensure that people with dementia and their family caregivers have access to a home and community-based services system that identifies those with dementia, ensures that program staff have appropriate dementia care training, and assures delivery of quality services.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - None.

Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, located at all HHS Federal Regional Offices.

(See Appendix IV of the Catalog for listings.).
Website Address

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Aging & Disability, Tennessee Commission On $ 1,000,000   2009-09-302012-09-29
Aging, California Department Of $ 996,132   2009-09-302012-09-29
Human Services, Minnesota Department Of $ 1,000,000   2009-09-302012-09-29
Arizona Department Of Economic Security $ 846,921   2009-09-302012-09-29
Senior People With Disabilities Service Oregon $ 880,759   2009-09-302012-09-29
Nevada Department Of Health And Human Services $ 1,000,000   2009-09-302012-09-29
Arizona Department Of Economic Security $ 250,000   2008-09-302011-09-29
Aging, Ohio Department Of $ 680,827   2008-09-302011-09-29
Aging, California Dept Of $ 714,311   2008-09-302011-09-29
Nc St Department Of Health & Human Services $ 936,187   2008-09-302011-09-29

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2012: $2,981,801 among 11 awards was issued in FY12. Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

(1) Not less than 50 percent of the federal grant must be spent on home health care, personal care, day care, companion services, short-term care in health facilities, and other respite care to individuals with Alzheimer"s disease and related disorders.

(2) Grant funds cannot be used to replace existing, State, Federal, or private insurance funds.

(3) Matching funds are required.

(4) Not more than 10 percent of the grant will be expended for administrative expenses.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State government agencies are eligible for grant awards; the applicant agency is encouraged to have the support and active involvement of the Single State Agency on Aging.

Only one application per State will be funded, however, multiple state and local agencies are encouraged to collaborate in planning and carrying out the project.

Beneficiary Eligibility

(1) Individuals with Alzheimer"s disease and related disorders; (2) families of those individuals; and (3) care providers of those individuals.


Applicants must submit: (1) A description of intended use of the grant; (2) information describing programs and activities to be supported; (3) the number of individuals receiving services and the cost of services; and (4) a plan describing coordination of such services. Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with Part 92 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Grant Application for Federal Assistance (Nonconstruction Programs) are in accordance with program announcements developed by the Administration on Aging (AoA)/Administration for Community Living and will be published in when funding is available.

Award Procedures

After review and approval, notification of award will be issued to the grantee, along with appropriate notification to the public.