Seed Grants Are Available for the Expansion or Start-up of Group Respite or Early Memory Loss Programs

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Teaneck, New Jersey–March 28, 2024-The Brookdale Foundation Group has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the expansion or start-up of new, social model day programs for people with dementia. In the fall of 2024, The Foundation will be awarding seed grants for the expansion or development of dementia-specific Group Respite programs or specialized programs for people with Early Memory Loss (EML). The grants are $20,000 for the first year with an opportunity for a second-tier grant of $10,000. Any 501(c)(3) or equivalent not-for-profit service agency wishing to expand or start-up a community-based day program for people with dementia, their families, and carepartners is invited to apply. Proposals are due on Thursday, July 25, 2024 at The Brookdale Foundation Group by email.

Applications for the dementia-specific Group Respite program should be based on the best practices discussed in the manual, How to Start and Manage a Group Activities and Respite Program for People with Alzheimer’s and Their Families. For programs focusing on EML, a replicable model is outlined in the guide, How to Plan and Implement an Early Memory Loss Program. To order these free publications and to download grant Guidelines and the RFP application, visit:

For Additional Information Contact: Carmen Mendieta, MPA
Technical Assistance Consultant to the Brookdale National Group Respite Program