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Addressing Dementia in Indian Country: Enhancing Sustainable Models of Care




July 26, 2023



July 1, 2024





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Entity Types:

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Native American tribal organizations

To be eligible for this funding opportunity, an applicant cannot be an existing recipient under the Addressing Dementia in Indian Country grant program with a period of performance, budget period, or program funding that will overlap with the current opportunity. Tribal and Urban Indian applicants must have existing infrastructure and demonstrated care, services, or activities addressing at least two of the five primary drivers of comprehensive dementia care as outlined in this Notice of Funding Opportunity. Also, under this announcement, an applicant must be one of the following as defined under 25 U.S.C. 1603: A federally recognized Indian Tribe as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(14). The term Indian Tribe means any Indian Tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or group, or regional or village corporation, as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 688) [43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.], which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the U.S. to Indians because of their status as Indians. A Tribal organization as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(26). The term Tribal organization has the meaning given the term in Section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304(l)): Tribal organization means the recognized governing body of any Indian Tribe; any legally established organization of Indians which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of Indians in all phases of its activities: provided that, in any case where a contract is let or grant made to an organization to perform services benefiting more than one Indian Tribe, the approval of each such Indian Tribe shall be a prerequisite to the letting or making of such contract or grant. Applicant shall submit letters of support and/or Tribal Resolutions from the Tribes to be served. An Urban Indian organization, as defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603(29). The term Urban Indian organization means a nonprofit corporate body situated in an urban center, governed by an Urban Indian controlled board of directors, and providing for the maximum participation of all interested Indian groups and individuals, which body is capable of legally cooperating with other public and private entities for the purpose of performing the activities described in 25 U.S.C. 1653(a). Applicants must provide proof of nonprofit status with the application, e.g., 501(c)(3).




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This is only a forecast. The synopsis and application package are not yet posted, and we have not yet finalized the application due date. This opportunity will be updated when it is published in the Federal Register.The purpose of this program is to support the expansion and increased local capacity to provide culturally relevant Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) care and services, and the long-term sustainability planning for Tribal and Urban Indian Health clinical programs, services, or systems. Eligible applicants must demonstrate existing infrastructure and current care and services in at least two of the five primary drivers of comprehensive dementia care and services and identify new opportunities and additional services to enhance and strengthen existing dementia care approaches in a clinical setting. The five primary drivers of comprehensive dementia care include 1) Awareness and Recognition, 2) Accurate and timely diagnosis, 3) Interdisciplinary assessment, 4) Management and referral, and 5) Caregiver support. Program activities are designed to serve and must be responsive to the needs, culture, and historical experiences of AI/AN people living with dementia and their caregivers.

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