RFP to Advance Dementia Friendly Initiatives in Georgia

Proposals Due: August 15, 2018
Anticipated Selection of Awards: September 15, 2018
Grant Cycle: October 1, 2018 – October 1, 2019

What is Dementia Friendly?

Led by the Dementia Friendly America (DFA) initiative, communities across the nation are taking action and becoming dementia friendly. A dementia friendly community is informed, safe and respectful of individuals with dementia and their families and provides supportive options across the community to foster quality of life. DFA communities are working across sectors (such as with partners in health care, business and banking, legal and financial, faith communities, local government and more) to ensure they are friendly places for people with dementia and their caregivers to live. Every part of the community has a unique role in a dementia friendly community. DFA communities are building on a model developed by Minnesota’s ACT on Alzheimer’s and the dementia friendly communities in Minnesota. Dementia Friendly America is made possible by a national collaborative with over 35 national organizations. Dementia Friendly America is administered by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and was launched at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.

Objective of this RFP

The Dementia-Friendly Toolkit guides communities through a research-informed process that fosters adoption of dementia friendly practices in all parts of community. The toolkit is designed to be flexible and adapt to fit a community’s needs and complement other project management processes. The four phases are: Convene, Engage, Analyze, and Act. The objective of this RFP is to contract with one community to support their efforts in planning and implementing any phase of the Dementia-Friendly Toolkit.

The applicant can be a non-profit organization, for-profit organization, or local government entity. An award of $2,000 may be awarded to up to six organizations and must be used within a year of the anticipated award date of October 1, 2018. This RFP does not obligate GGS to award a contract if a qualified proposal is not found.

These awards are available in part due to anticipated funding from the Georgia Department of Human Services.

Please read the full Dementia Friendly RFP for more details.