The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities is responsible to distribute nearly $1.9 million in federal funds for projects and activities to a wide variety of grantees. Most funds are given out competitively in response to "Requests for Applications" (RFAs). The Council reviews the implementation plan and publishes the awards at least once a year. Limited funding is available on a non-competitive basis.
with proper supports, doing meaningful work in the community for competitive wages ("supported employment")
owning or leasing a home and having access to in-home services and supports to live there ("home of your own")
families with children with developmental disabilities obtain necessary supports in raising their child ("family support"); and assisting the student in attending school with his or her peers ("school inclusion")
individuals advocating for themselves and playing a leadership role in local, state and national policy making ("Partners in Policymaking")
individuals with developmental disabilities and their families are encouraged to attend conferences, workshops and policy making forums to build their knowledge and leadership skills ("Jean Wolff-Rossi Fund for Participant Involvement")
state and federal resources support all people with DD to live valued lives in the community fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and advance the Supreme Court's community integration mandate
enhance the control people with disabilities and their families have over the dollars and other resources used to support them ("self-determination," "family support")
people with disabilities have meaningful relationships and friendships
policymakers and the public are well informed regarding people with developmental disabilities
people with developmental disabilities to make a contribution to their communities, consistent with their unique strengths, resources, priorities and capabilities
provide funds for conferences, policy studies, research, technical assistance and evaluation
(NOTE: use the attached pdf & doc, NCCDD Conf. Funding Request form):
For conference funding, please complete the
request form (pdf) / (doc). The pdf form can be filled out, saved and sent. You may need to right click or click hold and select "save link" to open it properly in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
NCCDD Announces Available Funding For Two New Initiatives
Bridging Practice and Policy: Transitions from Adult Care Homes
An initiative to create a cost-effective, policy and practice blueprint or "bridge" for people with I/DD who currently reside in Adult Care Homes (ACH) and prefer to live in a home that they lease, share with people of their choice, or own.
The initiative will clearly delineate practice innovations and policy changes with the potential to assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to transition from ACHs to homes of their own, with the appropriate services and supports.
An initiative to promote systems change innovations that support healthy lives in the community for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. This Request for Funding Application (RFA) will produce 1) a Medical and Health Home model that meets the unique needs of people with I/DD and their families and 2) recommendations for better coordination and collaboration in the management and delivery of primary health care services and long-term services and supports.
Applicants are encouarged to submit questions, and bidders' workshops are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12 p.m and 1-3 p.m. (ET) on April 18. Workshop materials include PDF and PowerPoint files:
Bidders' Workshop Materials Packet (pdf) (7.86 mb)
Applications are due for both RFAs by 5 p.m. EST on June 27, 2013.
To better understand federal grants and the match system, the Council will soon offer a calculator in Excel format.