Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Assistance Program

This program provides funds for projects that aid in the protection and location of missing persons living with Alzheimer?s disease and related dementias and other missing elderly individuals.

It is currently estimated that more than 5 million people in the United States alone are living with
Alzheimer?s disease or some form of dementia.

Over 60 percent (nearly 3.1 million individuals) of those with dementia are at risk of wandering at some point.

More than 50 percent of those who wander become lost and separated from their loved ones or caregivers.

Law enforcement agencies often expend resources searching for missing persons with Alzheimer?s disease, and if not found quickly, they are at high risk of serious injury or even death.

In addition, law enforcement officers may not be trained or equipped to handle the special needs of those with Alzheimer?s, once they are found.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Website Address


Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
North Miami, City Of $ 150,000   2021-10-212024-10-20
County Of Los Angeles $ 150,000   2021-10-012024-10-01
Santa Rosa, City Of $ 111,529   2021-10-012024-10-01
City Of Framingham $ 122,725   2021-10-012024-10-01
Alzheimer's Alliance Of Northeast Texas, Inc. $ 150,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
Baker, County Of $ 150,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
Pinellas, County Of $ 118,790   2021-10-012024-09-30
County Of Hudson $ 150,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
Folsom, City Of $ 121,491   2021-10-012024-09-30
International Association For Indigenous Aging $ 147,909   2021-10-012024-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Applications are solicited for projects, pursuant to Congressional appropriations, that may include one or more of the following: (1) Develop or enhance local and national outreach programs to increase awareness among law enforcement agencies and the public in addressing the needs of missing persons with Alzheimer?s disease; (2) Develop and/or implement a process for aiding in the location of lost persons with Alzheimer?s disease; and/or (3) Provide training and substantive informational material to law enforcement agencies through a national or regional initiative.

All funds must be focused solely on initiatives to benefit those with Alzheimer?s disease or other forms of dementia.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility


Beneficiary Eligibility

All funds must be focused solely on initiatives to benefit those with Alzheimer?s disease or other forms of dementia.


No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. Regarding the question below relating to the applicability of 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles: The cost principles are generally applicable, except with respect to for-profit entities or to organizations listed at Appendix VIII to 2 CFR Part 200. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

The application of E.O.

12372 is contingent upon whether the state has designated an entity to coordinate and review proposed federal financial assistance.

See list of states that require this at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants_spoc.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

An award is granted by the Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, and must be accepted by the applicant agency or institution according to the special conditions of the grant or cooperative agreement.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Violent Crime Control in Law Enforcement Act of 1994., 42 U.S.C 14181.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days.


There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application. See 28 CFR Part 18.


Grants can be extended by submitting a written justification for an extension to the Bureau of Justice Assistance office for review. Extensions are subject to approval by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and renewals of congressional funding.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project duration period will be up to 24 months. The project start date should be on or after October 1st of the current fiscal year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Contact BJA for further assistance at 202-616-6500 or AskBJA@usdoj.gov.

Post Assistance Requirements


No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports.

Recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial Reports in accordance with the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/index.htm).

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Payments and transactions are subject to audits by the Government Accountability Office, Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General, State or local government auditors, and auditors from independent public accounting firms. Jurisdictions must follow their local policies and procedures, including maintenance of reliable and accurate accounting systems, record keeping, and systems of internal control.


In accordance with the requirement set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F, grantees must maintain all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award for at least 3 years following the close of the most recent audit.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

BJA may make one or more awards under this category.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm. For additional guidance reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (http://ojp.gov/financialguide/index.htm) and Post award Instructions (http://ojp.gov/funding/Implement/Resources/PostAwardInstructions.pdf). Applicable administrative requirements and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 C.F.R.).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Linda Hammond-Deckard U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: AskBJA@usdoj.gov Phone: (202) 616-6500

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are described in the OJP Program Announcement available at http://www.ojp.gov/funding/solicitations.htm.

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