FAQ: Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards?

  2. Who is eligible to apply for the Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards?

  3. Can I submit my program / project to be considered for an Award under more than one category?

  4. I’m in the middle of implementing my program / project. Can I still apply?

  5. I hit the "Confirm" button before I was able to complete my application. What happens now?

  6. When is the deadline for applications and when are the Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards announced?

  7. How and when do I find out whether I won?

  8. In case I win, do I have to spend the award money on this particular program / project?

  9. Whom do I contact with questions about the Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards?

 


Answers

  1. What are the Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards?
    They are monetary awards to recognize organizations that are responding to a community need with a program or project that focuses primarily on family caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. With a grant from The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) launched the first annual Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards program in 2008. In 2018, the 11th year of the program, the Helen Daniels Bader Fund, a Bader Philanthropy, joined as a funding partner as reflected in the new name — Innovations in Alzheimer's Caregiving Awards.

  2. Who is eligible to apply for the Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards?
    Remember, caregiving need not be the main focus of the organization. Eligible entities are:
    — Nonprofit organizations
    — Federal, state, and local government agencies
    — Universities

  3. Can I submit my program / project to be considered for an award under more than one category?
    No, you must select only one of the three categories. In your online application, you will be prompted to select only one category and you will only have the option of choosing one. However, if the reviewing team or the judges consider your program / project to be more appropriate under another category, you will be contacted and asked for permission to have your program / project switch categories.

  4. I’m in the middle of implementing my program / project. Can I still apply?
    The purpose of these awards is to recognize organizations whose programs have demonstrated success. The nominated program has to have been active during the calendar year of the award title, or the year prior. (e.g.: The 2018 Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards will accept programs implemented and running in 2017 and / or 2018.) If the program involves a major culminating event, that event must have occurred prior to application deadline. If your program is active today because it is recurring, then it must have completed at least the first cycle or round of activity in order for it to qualify. Ongoing programs must have been active long enough to demonstrate some success.

  5. I hit the "Confirm" button before I was able to complete my application. What happens now?
    Once you confirm your application, you cannot make any changes to the submitted form. If you hit the “Confirm” button by accident and your application is incomplete, the best approach would be to resubmit a new application (the incomplete one will be disregarded by the review team).

  6. When is the deadline for applications and when are the Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards announced?
    The deadline for applications varies each year. Please refer to the Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards information page for the deadline for the current application year. The 2018 Awards will be announced in January 2019.

  7. How and when do I find out whether I won?
    The winners are announced by the end of December of the application year (or in early January), followed by the Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards reception in spring of the following year. You will be contacted by Family Caregiver Alliance if you are one of the winners before the official announcement is made. Therefore, it is essential that you keep your contact information updated. If changes occur after the time you applied, you can send us an email with your updates at [email protected].

  8. In case I win, do I have to spend the award money on this particular program / project?
    Remember, this is an award and not a grant. You need not spend the award money on the particular program / project, but Family Caregiver Alliance, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, and the Helen Daniels Bader Fund, a Bader Philanthropy, do wish to learn how the award money further advanced the mission of your organization.

  9. Whom do I contact with questions about the Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Awards?
    Questions? Concerns? We welcome both. Send us an email at [email protected]. You will receive an answer within five business days.