Alzheimer's Disease Program Research Grants
Research Projects Awarded in 2019
March 26, 2019 - The California Department of Public Health Chronic Disease Control Branch, Alzheimer's Disease Program is pleased to announce its intent to award eleven research grants, ranging from 1 year to 5 years, totaling $21,055,000. For more information, please see list of Alzheimer's Disease Award (PDF) recipients and the research categories.
December 2018 - California Department of Public Health Alzheimer's Disease Program releases Alzheimer's Disease Research Awards Request for Application #18-10612
The purpose of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Alzheimer's Disease Research Awards Request for Application (RFA) (PDF, 1.2 MB) is to solicit competitive applications from eligible organizations to conduct research in connection to the study of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The amount available for the Alzheimer's Disease Program Grant Awards under this RFA is approximately $3,115,000, a year, beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022. Funding is derived from the California State General Fund. The amount of the grant award is contingent upon appropriations by the California State Legislature and available State Funds. Carryover of these funds is not allowed.
CDPH's goal is that these projects lead to an advancement of knowledge regarding Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, either in the academic or research field and to clinical implementation, including new treatment methodologies, or new detection and diagnosis innovations. CDPH would like to improve the capacity of the public health, health care delivery and long-term care services and support systems in California for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Additionally, a better understanding of underrepresented or disparate populations will assist in framing public health and long-term care services and support systems at the community level.
For more information on the RFA and how to submit an application, please view the Alzheimer's Disease Research Awards Request for Application (PDF, 1.29 MB), the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 115 KB) and Frequently Asked Questions #2 (PDF, 206 KB) documents.
Please note: If you would like to use the RFA fillable form to submit your application, please email us at AlzheimersD@cdph.ca.gov and we will send you the document in that format.
Projected Timeline (subject to change):
|December 21, 2018 |
Request for Application posted on Azheimer's Disease Program's web page: CDPH website Alzheimer's Disease Program Research Grants
|January 4, 2019|
Last day to submit questions for Informational Teleconferences
Send questions to: AlzheimersD@cdph.ca.gov
|January 11, 2019|
10 AM to 12 noon Pacific Standard Time
Call-in Number: 1-877-810-9415
Access Code: 2763277
Conference begins promptly at 10 AM
|January 18, 2019|
Letter of Intent Due by 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
Send to: AlzheimersD@cdph.ca.gov. Please include research topic area in Letter of Intent
|February 8, 2019|
Applications Due by 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
Send in PDF file format to: AlzheimersD@cdph.ca.gov
|February - March 2019|
Review and Scoring Process
|March 16, 2019|
Notice of Intent to Award posted on ADP web page; Applicants notified by e-mail
|July 1, 2019|
Proposed Grant Effective Date
Alzheimer's Disease Program Research Grants - Background
Since 1985, CDPH Alzheimer's Disease Program has awarded $24 million to 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. In 1987, subsequent legislation created a tax "check-off" program, allowing taxpayers to designate a specified amount on their State tax returns (in excess of their tax liability), which are then transferred to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Research Fund. In accordance with this legislation, the Secretary of the Health and Human Services Agency assigned administration of this tax "check-off" program to the Department of Health Services. For
more information on the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Research Fund
(Tax-Check Off), please visit the Franchise Tax Board Vountary Contribution Funds webpage.
The CDPH Alzheimer's Disease Program has awarded 134 research projects since inception, which have contributed significantly to our understanding of the disease and its impact on patients and their caregivers.