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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 Request for Proposals to Strengthen Self Advocacy in Minnesota: Ambassadors for Respect/Anti-Bullying Program

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 the Ambassadors for Respect/Anti-Bullying Program. Self advocates or transition students with disabilities, including individuals from diverse racial and ethnic communities, will take the lead in teaching and training elementary school children about self advocacy, and how to deal with and address bullying issues. The RFP is available to download. Application deadline is Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (7/2/18)


FFY 2018 Training Conferences Cosponsorship Funds Awarded

Nine Minnesota organizations were recently awarded cosponsorship funds for training conferences. The conferences provide opportunities for participants to learn about best practices, and develop or strengthen their personal leadership skills. The expectation is that these training experiences will result in increased independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities and their families. (5/14/18)


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.