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:
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.
Current Requests for Application
Rethinking Guardianship: Building A Case For Less Restrictive Alternatives- Click here for details.
Council funded initiatives require a match of 25% of the total bid per federal requirement.
A matching requirement may be satisfied by either or both of the following: (1) Allowable costs incurred by the contractor, subcontractor or a cost-type contractor under this contract. This includes allowable costs borne by non-Federal grants or by other cash donations from non-Federal third parties; (2) The value of third party in-kind contributions applicable to the period to which the cost sharing or matching requirements applies
The amount of the match required by the contractor can be calculated as follows: