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California Healthy Brain Initiative Request for Application

Grants Awarded in 2020

California Healthy Brain Initiative State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia (California Healthy Brain Initiative): Request for Application #19-10704 Alzheimer's Disease Program.

Announcement of Awards

February 11, 2020 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Chronic Disease Control Branch Alzheimer's Disease Program is please to announce the intent to award six (6) local health jurisdictions in a one-time grant funding over three (3) consecutive fiscal years, totaling $4,500,000. For more information, please see CDPH California Healthy Brain Initiative Award  Announcement (PDF) with list of awardees.

October 17, 2019 through January 6, 2020

The purpose of the CDPH California Healthy Brain Initiative Request for Application (RFA) (PDF) is to solicit applications from October 17, 2019 through January 6, 2020 from eligible local health jurisdictions to advance cognitive health as an integral component of public health. Local health jurisdictions that receive funds shall include up to two (2) rural counties and at least one (1) coastal county.

$4,500,000 shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2022 to six (6) local health jurisdictions. CDPH will allocate $750,000 to each of the six (6) local health jurisdictions in one-time grant funding over three (3) consecutive fiscal years. The anticipated term is June 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022.

The amounts are derived from the California State General Fund to pilot local health jurisdictions to assist in local planning and preparation in two (2) or more of the four (4) areas listed below:

  1. Monitoring data and evaluating programs to contribute to evidence-based practice. (Required)
  2. Education and empowerment of the public with regard to brain health and cognitive aging.
  3. Mobilizing public and private partnerships to engage local stakeholders in effective community-based interventions and best practices.
  4. Ensuring a competent workforce by strengthening the knowledge, skills, and abilities of health care professionals who deliver care and services to people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their family caregivers.

    For more information on the RFA and how to submit an application, please view the Healthy Brain Initiative Request for Application (PDF), the Required Application Documents (WORD), and the Responses to Questions Submitted (PDF)

    Projected Timeline (subject to change):
Projected DateDescription
November 15, 2019

Last day to submit questions for Informational Teleconferences by 4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

Send questions to:

December 5, 2019

Informational Webinar

10 AM to 12 noon Pacific Standard Time

Call-in Number: 1-877-810-9415

Access Code: 2763277

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Conference begins promptly at 10 AM Pacific Standard Time

January 6, 2020

Applications Due by 4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

Send in PDF file format to:

February 4, 2020
February 11, 2020
Notice of Intent to Award posted on ADP web page; Applicants notified by e-mail
February 18, 2020
February 25, 2020

Appeals must be sent by 4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

E-mail to

June 1, 2020Proposed Grant Effective Date


The challenge of addressing cognitive health and caregiving is complex and public health agencies face many demands for their expertise and support that often exceed available resources. The Alzheimer's Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed the Healthy Brain Initiative State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia: The 2018-2023 Road Map (PDF) (referred to in this RFA as Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map) to advance cognitive health as an integral component of public health. The Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map outlines how to promote cognitive health, address cognitive impairment for people living in the community, and help meet the needs of caregivers.

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