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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 Partners in Policymaking®

The Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is pleased to announce the availability of $210,000 in federal funds under provisions of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act)(P.L. 106-402)(DD Act) for Replication of the Minnesota Partners in Policymaking® Program and All Related Activities.

Proposals are being sought from any public organization, private for profit business, or private non-profit organization that has 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. The GCDD will make a single award of $210,000 to replicate the eight-month Partners leadership training program and carry out all related activities.  Funding is available for a five year time period but one-year at a time.  Continuation funding is dependent upon the availability of federal funds, satisfactory performance of the contractor, and any changes in the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act) resulting from Congressional action.

Proposal deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.  Please note:  The GCDD reserves the right to reject all proposals.

Note: You can download the RFP in PDF format here

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

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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.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 2001MNSCDD-03, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

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