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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 Proposal for Cultural Outreach in Racial and Ethnic Communities

The Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is pleased to announce the availability of a total of $ 50,000 in federal funds under provisions of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act)(P.L. 106-402) to support the development of leadership skills in racial and ethnic communities; increase awareness and knowledge, and develop skills that will encourage participation in other leadership training programs; join with the larger disability rights movement; and fulfill the Five Year State Plan. Proposals are being sought from any public or private organization or any non-profit organization. The GCDD will award a single grant of $ 50,000. Proposals must include personal support to participants learning about services and how to access them; beginning leadership and communication skills; and an introduction to the concepts of the Partners in Policymaking┬« program to adults with disabilities and parents of young children with developmental disabilities in minority communities. Application deadline is Monday, July 17, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.┬á (6/19/17)

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.