Notice of Request for Proposal for the Employment of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
The Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is pleased to announce the availability of a total of $80,000 in federal funds under provisions of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act)(P.L. 106-402) to increase opportunities and supports needed by individuals with developmental disabilities to be employed in integrated settings at or above minimum wage and benefits, and to 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 $ 80,000. Proposals must address educating and building the capacity of employers, providing person centered supports for a broad range of employment options, increasing and improving access to inclusive post secondary education and training opportunities, and raising expectations about the importance of work experiences prior to and during high school.
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, May 22, 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