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Alzheimer's Disease Research Awards: Request for Application #22-10079 

New! June 14, 2022 - Alzheimer's Disease Program Award Announcement

The California Department of Public Health, Chronic Disease Control Branch, Alzheimer's Disease Program (ADP) is pleased to announce its intent to award seven (7) two-year research grants, totaling $8,730,744. The research categories focus on women, and communities of color, and on populations historically underrepresented in research, including the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) communities. The award recipients and categories are: 

Caregiving

(Individual) Principal Investigator: Maria Aranda, Ph.D, MSW, MPA

Institution: University of Southern California

Project Title: Leveraging New and Existing Data to Evaluate the Efficacy and Effectiveness of Caregiver Intentions

Amount/Years Awarded: $999,791 (2 Years)

(Individual) Principal Investigator: Jarmin Yeh, Ph.D, MPH, MSSW

Institution: The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco

Project Title: Replicating the IHSS + ADRD Training Project: Reducing the Social & Economic Impacts of Caregiving for Older Adults with ADRD in the IHSS System through Training

Amount/Years Awarded: $ 798,873 (2 Years)

Early Diagnosis and Detection

(Consortium) Principal Investigator: Rachel Nosheny, Ph.D

Institution: The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Project Title: California Latino Brain Health Registry

Amount/Years Awarded: $2,231,504 (2 Years)

(Individual) Principal Investigator: Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan, Ph.D

Institution: The Regents of the University of California, Davis

Project Title: Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Metabolic Dysfunction and Alzheimer's Disease: The Diet-Gut-Liver-Brain Axis

Amount/Years Awarded: $1,000,000 (2 Years)

(Individual) Principal Investigator: Timothy Chang, MD, Ph.D

Institution: The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles

Project Title: Assessment of Dementia Screening Toolkit for Primary Care in Diverse Populations

Amount/Years Awarded: $799,932 (2 Years)

(Individual) Principal Investigator: Freddi Segal-Gidan, Ph.D, PA

Institution: Rancho Research Institute

Project Title: Improving Caregiving Support for Latinos with Early Onset Dementia

Amount/Years Awarded: $597,648 (2 Years)

Populations Suffering from Health Disparities

(Consortium) Principal Investigator: David Johnson, Ph.D

Institutions: The Regents of the University of California, Davis

Project Title: Testing Efficacy of the Good Life Program on Healthy Aging to     Change

Amount/Years Awarded: $2,302,996 (2 Years)

The State of California supports research that contributes to the better understanding, care, and support of patients and families affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Pursuant to Revenue & Taxation Code Sections 18761-18766, the ADP is authorized to award funds for Alzheimer's disease and Related Disorders research. Awards for RFA #20-10079 are funded as a result of approval of the fiscal year 2021-22 State of California Budget. Thank you to all the individuals and organizations that dedicated time and effort to submitting applications.

April 7, 2022 - Submission of the required Letter of Intent deadline is extended to April 27, 2022. 

The Alzheimer's Disease Research Awards Request for Application (RFA) #22-10079 Projected Timeline has been updated. Please see RFA #22-10079 Addendums (PDF) notice, and the Alzheimer's Disease Research Awards Request for Application #22-10079 Addendum (PDF).

March 4, 2022 – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Alzheimer's Disease Program (ADP) releases Alzheimer's Disease Research Awards Request for Application (RFA) #22-10079

The purpose of the CDPH Alzheimer's Disease Research Awards Request for Application #22-10079 Addendum (PDF) is to solicit competitive applications from eligible organizations to conduct 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. The amount available for the ADP Grant Awards under this RFA for two years of grant funding is approximately $4,400,000 in year one and $4,400,000 in year two. The amounts are derived from the California State General Fund. The amount of the grant award is contingent upon annual appropriations by the California State Legislature and available State Funds.

Applicants and all other associated co-applicants and subcontractors must be California-based, and all relevant project activities must take place in California. Academic institutions and principal investigators participating in a Consortium Research Award are also subject to these requirements. California public or private nonprofit academic institutions are eligible to apply. Please note that this RFA does not accept applications proposing drug trial(s). Drug trials are a type of research study to explore whether a drug is safe and effective for human use. Applications that do not adhere to these requirements will NOT be considered for funding. No EXCEPTIONS.

For more information on the RFA and how to submit an application, please view the Alzheimer's Disease Research Awards Request for Application #22-10079 Addendum (PDF).

Projected Timeline (subject to change):

​Date
​Timeline Item

​March 4, 2022

​Request for Applications posted on ADP web page and the California State Grants Portal

​March 18, 2022

​Last day to submit questions for Informational Teleconferences.

Send questions to: AlzheimersD@cdph.ca.gov

​March 25, 2022

​Informational Teleconference

Available from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

Virtual Meeting Information:

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 861 8026 9331

Passcode: 500992

Call in Information:
+16699006833, 86180269331# US (San Jose)
+12532158782, 86180269331# US (Tacoma)

Conference begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

New! Informational Teleconference Recording:
Zoom Link

Passcode:  qO0AY0.K

April 1, 2022

April 27, 2022

Required Letter of Intent due by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Send to AlzheimersD@cdph.ca.gov.

Late applications will not be considered.


​May 4, 2022

​Applications Due by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

Send in PDF file format to: AlzheimersD@cdph.ca.gov


June 6, 2022

​Review and Scoring Process

​June 14, 2022

​Notice of Intent to Award posted on ADP web page; applicants notified by e-mail

​November 21, 2022

​Proposed Grant Effective Date

Alzheimer's Disease Program Research Grants - Background

Since 1985, CDPH Alzheimer's Disease Program has funded scientists engaged in the study of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. This research encompasses areas of basic science, diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology, health disparities, behavioral management, drug therapies and caregiving.   

In 1984, California enacted legislation requiring the Department of Health Services (now CDPH) to administer a research grant program to help discover the cause, and the cure for, Alzheimer's disease. The CDPH Alzheimer's Disease Program has awarded over 145 research projects since inception, which have contributed significantly to our understanding of the disease and its impact on patients and their caregivers.

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