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The Alzheimer's Resource Coordination Center (ARCC) was created through state legislation in April of 1994. The center is housed in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging and was created to provide statewide coordination, service system development, information and referral, and caregiver support services to individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, their families and caregivers. Legislation directs the center to:

  • Initiate the development of systems which coordinate the delivery of programs and services
  • Facilitate the coordination and integration of research, program development, planning and quality assurance
  • Identify potential users of services and gaps in the service delivery system and expand methods and resources to enhance statewide services
  • Serve as a resource for education, research and training and provide information and referral services
  • Provide technical assistance for the development of support groups and other local initiatives to serve individuals, families and caregivers
  • Recommend public policy concerning Alzheimer's disease and related disorders to state policymakers
  • Submit an annual report to the Joint Legislative Committee on Aging and to the General Assembly

An Alzheimer's State Plan is also produced.

The ARCC Advisory Council is composed of Governor appointed members and is comprised of persons from agencies and organizations that have a special interest in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The Advisory Council assists in reviewing grant applications and conducting site visits to the ARCC grantees.

To assist local communities in developing or strengthening programs or services to serve people with dementia and their caregivers, the ARCC awards seed grants to community organizations. In awarding grants, consideration is given to recommendations made by the advisory council to the center on priority needs and criteria for selecting grant recipients. As a condition to receiving a grant, the community or other entity must provide matching funds or in-kind contributions equal to the amount of funds awarded in the grant.

Grants awarded through the center assist local communities in developing programs to serve persons with dementia and their caregivers.

Funding Opportunities

New! 2017-2018 ARCC Grant Solicitation Memo (small Word file)
Memo introducing the ARCC grant.
New! 2017-2018 ARCC Grant Information Packet (small Word file)
Grant packet with a timetable, explanations and instructions.
New! 2017-2018 ARCC Grant Application Form (small Word file)
Word document that can be filled in electronically. Community organizations may apply for an Alzheimer's Resource Coordination Center grant.

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