Grant Awards

The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities is responsible for causing change so people with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of and have access to culturally competent services and supports, as well as other assistance and opportunities, which promote inclusive communities. This is achieved through the distribution of 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.

The Council's sole purpose is to advance the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities (see Five Year Plan / Spanish PDF) which is often the underlying basis for distribution of RFA funds:

(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.

Current Partnerships

Contracts for specific projects.

Current Requests for Application

There are no current RFAs, but please see below for other funds available to advance the Council's goals.

To better understand federal grants and the match system, take a look at the "Calculating a Federal Grant Match" tool in Excel format.

Also, please see the "Route to Success" approach developed by HSRI. (doc) (pdf)


Conference speaker Funding - advancing Council goals by sponsoring presentations at conferences. -Learn more-

Rossi Fund for Participant Involvement - Funds are available for individuals with I/DD to reimburse specific expenses for seminars and conferences. -Learn more-