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Notice of Funds for Customer Focused Research Studies

The Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is pleased to announce that it is seeking proposals from a market research firm that has served customers in the businesses, telecommunications, health and/or human service markets; and is experienced in conducting qualitative and quantitative studies among diverse populations, including people with developmental disabilities and family members.

A total of $50,000 in federal funds is available under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (P.L. 106-402) for the customer focused research study to be conducted in FFY 2016. The contract resulting from this RFP process can be renewed for four additional years for a total of five years.

Proposals must be received by the deadline on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Download the request for proposal packet (PDF format).

For questions regarding the RFP, 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
TTY: (800) 627-3529 Minnesota Relay Service


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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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