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.
Funding is available for a one-year period at a time and up to five years. Continuation funding is dependent upon the availability of federal funds, satisfactory performance of the contractor(s), and any changes in the DD Act resulting from Congressional action.
Application deadline is Monday, July 17, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Please note: The GCDD reserves the right to reject all proposals.
For additional information or to receive a Request for Proposal packet, please contact:
Mary Jo Nichols
Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
370 Centennial Office Building
658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
Phone:(651) 282-2899 Toll free: (877) 348-0505
Minnesota Relay Service: (800) 627-3529 OR 711