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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


Notice of Request for Proposals to Strengthen Self Advocacy in Minnesota through a Statewide Coordinating Effort

The Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is pleased to announce the availability of a total of $100,000 in federal funds under provisions of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act)(P.L. 106-402) to expand and strengthen self advocacy in Minnesota and to fulfill the Five Year State Plan. Proposals must include support of local self advocacy groups at the grassroots level, strengthen existing groups and help develop new self advocacy groups where none currently exist, provide learning and teaching opportunities for self advocates to improve their leadership skills, and expand their participation in cross-disability and culturally diverse coalitions. The complete notice is available at the above link and includes a link to the RFP. Application deadline is Monday, March 20, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (2/20/17)


Notice of Request for Proposals to Strengthen Self Advocacy in Minnesota: Anti-Bullying Campaign

The Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is pleased to announce the availability of a total of $20,000 in federal funds under provisions of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act)(P.L. 106-402) to strengthen self advocacy in Minnesota through an anti-bullying campaign with self advocates as trainers. Proposals must address the roles and responsibilities of self advocates who would take the lead in teaching and training elementary school children about how to deal with and address bullying issues. The complete notice is available at the above link and includes a link to the RFP. Application deadline is Monday, March 20, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (2/20/17)


Notice of Request for Proposals for Quality Improvement

The Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is pleased to announce the availability of a total of $20,000 in federal funds under provisions of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act)(P.L. 106-402) to work with the Council to understand and apply new approaches and practices of a comprehensive quality improvement framework, such as the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, or a comparable and comprehensive framework to the Council’s work to better understand and meet customer needs, requirements, and expectations; assist in meeting Five Year State Plan reporting requirements and performance measures; and increase Council business results. The complete notice is available at the above link and includes a link to the RFP. Application deadline is Monday, March 20, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (2/20/17)


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.