Department of Health Releases 5-Year Funding Request to Support Alzheimers Caregivers

The New York State Department of Health issued on Tuesday, June 9th a funding request for applications to operate projects to provide support for caregivers of persons with Alzheimers disease.  The funding is $75 million over a five year period.  It is new money that was passed in this year’s state budget.  The grant award will be $15 million for the coming year beginning in October and will either be given to one statewide organization or $1.5 million will be given to ten regional projects.  Applications are due on August 4th.

The announcement indicates that the long term goals of the funding and program are: “the development and sustainability of an innovative array of support services; improved coordination of and access to new and existing support services; expansion and enhancement of and access to respite services; improved health and well-being of caregivers and individuals with Alzheimers disease; and continued community residence and delayed institutionalization of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimers disease.”

To read the official summary of the request and information on how to find the entire request and application procedures, here is the link:

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I have been a senior advocate for most of my career. I was Executive Director of the New York StateWide Senior Action Council and the New York State Alliance for Retired Americans. In 2007-2010 I was the Director of the New York State Office for the Aging

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