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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.

Notice of Request for Proposals for Self Advocacy

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.

Proposals are being sought from non-state agencies or organizations.  The GCDD may award a single statewide grant of $100,000, or up to four regional grants of $25,000 each.  Proposals must include support of local self advocacy groups at the grassroots level in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and Greater Minnesota, strengthen existing groups and help develop new self advocacy groups where currently there are no groups, provide learning and teaching opportunities for self advocates to improve their leadership skills, and expand their participation in cross-disability and culturally diverse coalitions.

Funding is available for a one-year period.  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 reauthorization.

Proposal deadline is Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007 at 3:00 p.m.  Please note:  The GCDD reserves the right reject all proposals.

You may download a request for proposal packet (PDF format — requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) from this Web site. 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
MN Relay: (800) 627-3529


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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.