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Providing information, education, and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes that will lead to increased independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion (IPSII) for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Requests for Proposal and Applications for Grants

Current RFP and Grant notifcations. For past RFP and Grant information visit the RFP/Grant archive page.

Notice of Cosponsorship Funds for Leadership Training Conferences

The Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) was pleased to announce the availability of a total of $ 4,500 in cosponsorship funds for training conferences held in Minnesota and supporting the participation of Minnesota residents.  Conferences should focus on providing best practices information in the field of developmental disabilities and leadership skills training. The primary audience for these conferences must be people with developmental disabilities and their families. Application deadline is Monday, March 19, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.  (2/26/18)

Notice of Request for Proposals for Partners in Policymaking®

The Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is pleased to announce the availability of $210,000 in federal funds under provisions of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act)(P.L. 106-402)(DD Act) for Replication of the Minnesota Partners in Policymaking® Program and All Related Activities.

Proposals are being sought from any public organization, private for profit business, or private non-profit organization that has 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. The GCDD will make a single award of $210,000 to replicate the eight-month Partners leadership training program and carry out all related activities.  Funding is available for a five year time period but one-year at a time.  Continuation funding is dependent upon the availability of federal funds, satisfactory performance of the contractor, and any changes in the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act) resulting from Congressional action.

Proposal deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.  (2/5/18)

Business/Organization Requirements and Recordkeeping

The GCDD expects that suppliers who are awarded funds for grant projects and programs are in full compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, and other requirements. This is true regardless of the dollar amount involved, or the type or size of the business. These requirements include a record keeping system that is best suited to the business, and will help monitor and track income and expenses, and other financial and business transactions.    More...

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The GCDD is funded under the provisions of P.L. 106-402. The federal law also provides funding to the Minnesota Disability Law Center,the state Protection and Advocacy System, and to the Institute on Community Integration, the state University Center for Excellence. The Minnesota network of programs works to increase the IPSII of people with developmental disabilities and families into community life.