The National Healthy Brain Initiative

Funding Agency:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This NOFO is being competed to fund (Component A) an organization with national scope and reach within states to assist in the implementation and evaluation of the Healthy Brain Initiative's (HBI) State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia, The 2018- 2023 Road Map, the 3rd in a series, and its companion, The Road Map for Indian Country. Planned activities include creating informational resources and materials for the public, engaging state and local partners to adopt Road Map action items, developing training materials for current and future professionals about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD), and disseminating effective messages related to brain health. Furthermore, it is expected that the Component A organization will develop the 4th State and Local Public Health Road Map plus several focused road maps in areas such as Indian Country, language-specific, etc., to be determined with input from CDC. In addition, CDC will fund (Component B) one or more organizations that support populations with a high burden of ADRD to develop products to communicate relevant messages to these populations and assist in the implementation of the Component A activities. NOFO activities are expected to promote brain health, address cognitive impairment including ADRD, and support the needs of caregivers (unpaid persons providing care or assistance to someone with ADRD). NOFO applicants may only apply for Component A or Component B. 


  • Letter of Intent: Nov. 12, 2019
  • Application: Jan. 8, 2020

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants may ONLY apply for Component A or Component B.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

January 8, 2020