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NCCDD Announces RFA for I/DD Services Champion


The funding for this RFA will be up to $80,000.00 each year, for up to three years, with required minimum of 25% non-federal matching funds ($26,667.00) beginning July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2024.  This RFA will address Goal 1, Objective A: Increase Employment First within educational institutions, governmental entities, and society at large.

If you have any questions regarding this RFA packet or using DD Suite, please contact Tamira White, Systems Change Manager at 984-920-8208 or e-mail at RFAinfo@nccdd.org.

Bidders’ Workshop & Informational Conference

The Bidders' Workshop and informational conference call occurred on March 14, 2023 from 1 - 3 PM (EDT). The recording is available below:

A Request for Applications (RFA) is the way the NCCDD asks for proposals for initiatives that will help the Council achieve the goals outlined in its Five-Year State Plan.

All applications must be received by 5:00 pm EDT on April 19, 2023. Please apply on DD Suite: https://ddsuite.org/?nofa_id=2031

Following the Q & A Session on March 14, 2023, all questions and responses will be posted here.

Important Dates to Consider:

  • March 6, 2023: Request for applications distributed to eligible applicants and posted on the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities website (www.nccdd.org).
  • March 14, 2023: Interested applicants may attend a Question and Answer Session via Zoom from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. (Details below).
  • April 19, 2023: Applications due to the NCCDD by close of business, 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
  • May 16, 2023: Award announced.
  • July 1, 2023: Contract begins.

A Request for Applications (RFA) is the way the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) asks for proposals for initiatives that will help the Council achieve the goals outlined in its Five-Year State Plan. (https://www.nccdd.org/the-council/five-year-plan.html)

General Information Documents (click on items below for RFA Information)

  1. DD Suite Grant Application Instructions (doc)
  2. Introduction to NCCDD (ppt) 
  3. Components of NCCDD Grant Application (pdf)
  4. Comprehensive Contract Attachments List (docx)
  5. Application Scoring Form (pdf)
  6. Budget Line Item Descriptions (pdf)
  7. General Indirect Cost Instructions (doc)
  8. DD Suite Current Performance Measures (pdf)
  9. OIDD Council Performance Measures (docx)
  10. Collective Impact Overview (ppt)
  11. NCCDD Match Examples (pdf) -

Video: Get a Unique Entity ID

In the video linked below, we will show how to get your Unique Entity ID without completing an entity registration on SAM.gov.

 Bidders’ Workshop Package List (doc)

  1. Agenda (attached)
  2. DD Suite Account Set-up Instructions
  3. PowerPoint Slides: Intro to NCCDD
  4. PowerPoint Slides: Bidders’ Workshop
  5. Copy of the RFA
  6. Components of DD Suite Grant Application
  7. Comprehensive Contracts Attachments List
  8. Application Review Scoring Form 
  9. Budget Line Item Explanation Sheet
  10. Indirect Cost
  11. Performance Measures
  12. Contact Information from Intent to Apply (will be available after Bidders' Workshop)
  13. General Q & A – Bidders’ Workshop
  14. Bidders’ Workshop Q&A


  1. I/DD Services Champion

Required Contractor Documents (An organization receiving a funding award from NCCDD must submit these documents prior to the contract starting):

  1. Project Profile (doc)
  2. Assurances (pdf)
  3. State Certifications (pdf)
  4. Federal Certifications (pdf)
  5. An NCCDD contractor must be registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State: https://www.sosnc.gov
  6. An NCCDD contractor must obtain a Unique Entity ID by going to: https://sam.gov/content/home
  7. An NCCDD contractor that is a non-profit organization must submit an updated tax exemption or 501(c)(3) Determinations Letter by going to: https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/tax-exempt-organization-search

The following three required attachments are documents that the applicant must edit, so NCCDD is posting a Word version of each. If you need any other documents in Word format for accessibility or other reasons, please contact RFAinfo@nccdd.org to let us know.

  1. Authorization Letter to Sign Contracts (docx)
  2. Authorization Letter to Sign Contract Expenditure Reports (docx)
  3. State Grant Certification – No Overdue Tax Debts (doc


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This project was supported, in part by grant number 2001NCSCDD-02, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

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