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Notice of Request for Proposals for Cultural Outreach Programs

The Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is pleased to announce the availability of a total of $85,000 in federal funds under provisions of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act)(P.L. 106-402) to carry out cultural outreach programs in racial/ethnic minority communities.

Proposals are being sought from any public organization or any private non-profit organization that has 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status. Proposals must include three components – outreach services; personal support; and a training program that offers best practices information and resources for adults with disabilities and parents of children with developmental disabilities, and introduces participants to the concepts of the Partners in Policymaking® leadership training program.

Two awards will be made to two separate organizations that can demonstrate cultural competency related to a single racial/ethnic minority community.

Funding is available for a one-year period. Continuation funding is dependent upon the availability of federal funds and satisfactory performance of the contractor.

Proposal deadline is March 15, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Please note: The GCDD reserves the right to reject all proposals.

You can download an application in PDF format here.

For additional information 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



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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.