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NC Project CARE Host Agency - Family Consultant (Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty)

Contract for Services to North Carolina Human Service Organizations
and Agencies to Employ Consultants for Caregivers of Alzheimer Patients

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North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS)

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Contract for services to North Carolina human service organizations and government agencies to employ family consultants for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's or related dimentias. Qualifying applicants should have amassed experience in rendering community-based services for this target population. The purpose of the program is to hire consultants that will assist caregivers and care partners with information and referral services, individualized care consultation, respite care, and education and training.

Recognizing how important it is to support families caring for an individual living with Alzheimer’s disease and/or related dementias, the State of North Carolina through the Division of Aging and Adult Services offers Project CARE in all 100 counties. North Carolina is served by six regional Project CARE sites, each with one full-time equivalent Family Consultant. The purpose of this RFA is to select six regional host agencies employing one FTE Family Consultant with dementia and caregiving expertise covering the assigned counties in North Carolina. The Family Consultants collaborate with Family Caregiver Support Program which provides supports to family caregivers of adults age 60 and older or a person with dementia or grandparents raising grandchildren.

Project CARE draws on a family consultant model to provide comprehensive support to caregivers of individuals with ADRD. The goals of the program are (1) to educate and empower caregivers, increasing their awareness and usage of community-based supportive services and resources, and (2) to improve the quality, choice, and use of respite care as well as improving access to it. 

Caregivers receive family-centered assessments and individualized care plans, guidance, counseling and limited respite care if financially needed. Respite care gives caregivers time to practice self-care enabling them to provide better care. Family Consultants also link caregivers to existing home- and community-based services, entitlement programs, local dementia organizations, support groups, and other caregiver focused initiatives. The program targets underserved populations, those with lower incomes (non-Medicaid), rural and/or minority individuals who are caring for a person with dementia at home. 

For details about Project CARE Services provided by Family Consultants, the Host Agency's role, and performance requirements, see

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GrantWatch ID#: 195544

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The purpose of this RFA is to select six regional host agencies each employing one FTE Family Consultant for caregivers and care partners.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Expected contract range: $80,000 - $115,000

Term of Contract:

Fiscal Year is July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
State funding is recurring; grant award may be renewed for up to two additional years for high performing contractors.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

North Carolina regional and local government or human service organizations experienced with care consultation and/or providing community-based services and supports serving caregivers of persons with dementia or older adults are encouraged to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

- RFA Posted: Friday, April 9, 2021
- Questions Due: Monday, April 19, 2021 by 2:00 pm
- Applications Due: Friday, May 7, 2021 by 2:00 pm
- Anticipated Notice of Award: Monday, May 17, 2021

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

E-mail applications and questions to:

Dawn Oakey Gartman

Project CARE Director
Office: 919.855.3462
Mobile: 980.220.6043

NC Department of Health and Human Services
2001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2000
Customer Service Center: 1-800-662-7030

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