Notice of Funds Available (RFP)

Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council
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CC19.01:  Supporting Aging Adults with I/DD and their Families

Specifications

Posted Applications Due Start Date End Date Amount MatchPoverty Match Council Staff
Jul 26, 2019 Oct 01, 2019 Sep 30, 2021 $175,000.00 $58,333.33$17,500.00 Katheryne Staeger-Wilson

Introduction

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) has approved funding for a two year project. This project is intended to identify and address the needs of aging adults with I/DD and their caregivers for both informal and formal supports. The MODDC may award a maximum of $175,000 for a two year project.

More individuals with developmental disabilities are living longer and face age-related changes in their health, retirement, finances, mobility, and community involvement. Individuals with I/DD are also outliving parents who are often their primary caregivers. As these caregivers continue to grow older, they often become less able to provide care for their loved one as they may also have to address their own health problems, physical disabilities, and other age-related concerns. This inability to care for their loved one with I/DD causes additional stress and anxiety on current care and on planning for the future. With a growing number of Missourians who are aging, our system must better understand these unique needs to adequately support older individuals with developmental disabilities and their caregivers during this life stage.

If you have questions after reading this Notice of Funding Available, contact Katheryne Staeger-Wilson, Program Coordinator, at kstaeger-wilson@moddcouncil.org or at 417-895-7446.

About MODDC

MODDC is a state entity that is funded by the federal Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) in accordance with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act). Individuals may read more about AIDD and the DD Act at:
https://acl.gov/Programs/AIDD/index.aspx

The Council's Mission is:

"To assist individuals, families, and the community to include all people with developmental disabilities in every aspect of life."

The Council believes that mission will be achieved when people with developmental disabilities: make informed choices about where they live, work, play, and worship; receive individual and family supports which are flexible, based on need, and provided in a culturally sensitive manner; have the opportunity to engage in productive employment and meaningful retirement; experience continued growth toward their full potential; live in homes in the community with the availability of individualized supports; are treated with dignity and respect; attend neighborhood schools with their peers in regular classrooms, and are members of powerful advocacy networks made up of individuals and parents and family members.

The Council also believes that individuals, parents, and family members are the most powerful forces in forging a responsive and flexible support network for people with developmental disabilities.

MODDC develops a five year state plan that includes goals and objectives. The goals and objectives are the steps MODDC plans to take to create change. MODDC awards grants to organizations sharing MODDC's vision and values for projects that are consistent with the Goals and Objectives in the Five Year State Plan.

Read more about MODDC, MODDC's mission and values, and the Five Year State Plan, at www.moddcouncil.org.

Federal Definition of Developmental Disability


DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY.—
(A) IN GENERAL.—The term ‘‘developmental disability’’ means a severe, chronic disability of an individual that—
(i) is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical impairments;
(ii) is manifested before the individual attains age 22;
(iii) is likely to continue indefinitely;
(iv) results in substantial functional limitations in 3 or more of the following areas of major life activity:
(I) Self-care.
(II) Receptive and expressive language.
(III) Learning.
(IV) Mobility.
(V) Self-direction.
(VI) Capacity for independent living.
(VII) Economic self-sufficiency; and
(v) reflects the individual’s need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic services, individualized supports, or other forms of assistance that are of lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated.

Relationship to MODDC State Plan Goals

MODDC expects this project to help MODDC meet the following MODDC FY 2017-2021 State Plan:

COMMUNITY LIVING GOAL: People with I/DD have the freedom to live the life they choose in their
community in the most integrated and safe setting possible with the supports they need.

Objective 5: By September 30, 2021, increase the awareness of persons with I/DD and their families of resources and supports available to them throughout the lifespan.

Purpose

This project is intended to identify and address the needs of aging adults with I/DD and their caregivers for both informal and formal supports. The MODDC may award a maximum of $175,000 for a two year project.

More individuals with developmental disabilities are living longer and face age-related changes in their health, retirement, finances, mobility, and community involvement. Individuals with I/DD are also outliving parents who are often their primary caregivers. As these caregivers continue to grow older, they often become less able to provide care for their loved one as they may also have to address their own health problems, physical disabilities, and other age-related concerns. This inability to care for their loved one with I/DD causes additional stress and anxiety on current care and on planning for the future. With a growing number of Missourians who are aging, our system must better understand these unique needs to adequately support older individuals with developmental disabilities and their caregivers during this life stage.

The MODDC invites proposals that propose implementation of new and innovative solutions/strategies to support individuals aging with I/DD and their caregivers. Projects may address needs of individuals and family members such as:
• Identification and/or development of best practice related to supporting individuals with DD who are aging and their aging caregivers;
• Use of technology to support individuals and caregivers;
• Futures planning programs for individuals and caregivers;
• Physical and behavioral healthcare needs for the caregiver and/or individual;
• Strategies to improve information and referral for services and supports that include both aging and DD resources;
• Needs for the continuity of care including residential needs to support aging in place;
• Strategies to find and access necessary services and supports to support people with I/DD to age in place;
• Activities to support person-directed planning;
• Activities to develop self-advocacy skills and provide information and training to empower individuals and caregivers to communicate with providers about what they want and need.

An individual project may focus primarily on:
• Meeting the needs of individuals with I/DD who are aging,
• Meeting the needs of aging caregivers,
• Reducing gaps in the long term services and supports system for those who are aging with I/DD, or
• May address all three.


EXPECTED OUTCOMES:

• Identify and begin to address service system gaps to better serve and support adults with developmental disabilities who are aging and their caregivers.
• Provide MODDC with up-to-date information and recommendations that can be used to develop further policy actions and future projects.
• Promote new initiatives that can have long-term impact that benefits people with developmental disabilities. This might include:
o Empower more people to have access to services and supports;
o Change or create at least one policy, procedure, statute, and/or regulation;
o Educate and share information with decision makers or others in the community;
o Create new partnerships that increase the capacity of the community to support caregivers and individuals with I/DD;
o Create a new program, model, or technology that continues to be available after the grant funding ends; and/or
o Produce a product that will be of value beyond the life of the grant.

Who May Apply

Public agencies, private not-for-profit agencies, institutions of higher education, schools, and private for-profit organizations. The organization that applies for this grant must be the organization that will administer the grant and receive, disburse, and account for grant funds. Individuals may not apply for this grant.

Maximum Funding and Duration

The MODDC may award a maximum of $175,000, for this two year project, to one organization. MODDC reserves the right to negotiate the budget as needed and may choose not to award funding for this project.

Grantees are expected to provide match per MODDC guidelines. The match for non-poverty counties is $$58,333.33 (33.3%) and $17,500 (10%) for poverty counties. Match may be in-kind or cash. The match must come from non-federal funds (e.g. state, local, agency, and or private funds). In-kind match from a variety of sources can be considered. For additional information regarding match see attachments.

MODDC funds may not be used for capital expenditures or acquisition, construction, remodeling, rental or purchase of buildings. These grant funds cannot be used for ongoing organizational activities, to supplant existing private, state or federal funding sources, to purchase equipment or furnishings, or to duplicate or replace existing services provided to people with developmental disabilities.

All funding for this NOFA is contingent on receipt of MODDC federal grant funding. MODDC may choose to reduce the amount of grant funding at the time of the grant award.

Application Timeline

The application consists of a project abstract, narrative, work plan with performance measures, outcome measures, and a budget. Applications must be submitted online via www.ddsuite.org prior to the published deadline or applications may be submitted on a thumb drive at the address below:

Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council
ATTN: Katheryne Staeger-Wilson
P.O. Box 687
1706 E. Elm Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102

No paper copies will be accepted. New applicants should register for a DD Suite account as soon as possible prior to completing and submitting an application. Detailed instructions on completing DD Suite grant applications can be viewed in the Applicant/Grantee User Guide in the HELP section of DD Suite at www.ddsuite.org. Applicants must have an active account and be logged in to view the guide.

Deadline to submit applications - July 26, 2019, 12 noon (central standard time)
Applicants notified of decision - August 30, 2019
Project begins - October 1, 2019; Project ends - September 30, 2021

An informational conference call will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 2 pm to 4 pm (central standard time). Please call the bridge or toll free numbers to participate: 526-6207/866-630-9356. Applicants should submit all of their questions via email to kstaeger-wilson@moddcouncil.org . Deadline to submit questions for the informational conference call - June 24, 2019, 12 noon (central standard time)

There will be no debriefing for applicants who do not receive funding.

Application Evaluation

Applications submitted by the deadline will undergo a technical review. Minimum criteria include meeting applicant eligibility requirements, adherence to all instructions for completing the application, and funding parameters.

Applications meeting the minimum criteria will be evaluated for quality, applicability and appropriateness of responses, innovation, projected performance measures, cost effectiveness, sustainability plan, and organizational capacity to successfully achieve the project's goals and objectives.

Assurances

The following terms and conditions apply to all organizations awarded MODDC grant funds:

The Council reserves a royalty-free, non-exclusive, and irrevocable license to reproduce, publish or otherwise use, and to authorize others to use, any work developed under any grant awarded by the MODDC.

Final drafts of any training materials, publications, videos, websites or other products shall be reviewed and approved by the MODDC prior to dissemination to the general public. Products must acknowledge Council funding (e.g. "This product was funded through a grant from the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council under provisions of P.L. 106-402, the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act 2000.")

Grantees shall administer and report survey results using the MODDC Satisfaction Survey and through DD Suite reporting of performance measures for MODDC's annual reporting.

All materials developed by grantees under this award shall be available and/or reproducible in accessible formats.

The applicant will need to complete the assurances page (Attachment #2) and submit along with the proposal. The page must contain the signature of a general or registered agent of the organization.

The selected applicant will be required to complete and submit state and federal contract and assurance forms as a condition of grant award.

Project Evaluation

The proposal must address how the MODDC performance and outcome measures will be met:

IFA.1.1 The number of people with developmental disabilities who participated in Council supported activities designed to increase their knowledge of how to take part in decisions that affect their lives, the lives of others, and/or systems.

IFA.1.2 The number of family members who participated in Council supported activities designed to increase their knowledge of how to take part in decisions that affect the family, the lives of others, and/or systems.

IFA.2.3 The percent of people who are better able to say what they want or say what services and supports they want or say what is important to them.

IFA 3.1B The number of people with developmental disabilities satisfied with a project activity.

IFA.3.2B The number of family members satisfied with a project activity.

SC.1.1 - The number of policy and/or procedures created or changed.

SC.1.3.1 The number of promising practices created.

SC.2.1.2 - The number of policy, procedure, statute, or regulation changes implemented.

Proposal must include relevant information to assist MODDC to better understand and address the experiences of diverse groups of people who are unserved and underserved (including but not limited to, people of color, people living in rural areas, socio-economic status, sexual orientation and gender identity, religion, and disability). Proposals must include the following:
- Develop a methodology of how outreach to culturally informed stakeholders and/or cultural brokers will be identified for the project.
- Develop a methodology to identify and measure cultural diversity and linguistic competence of the project.
- Provide a summary of previous work experiences in the areas of multi-cultural and/or social justice projects.

Proposals must also include a plan to measure and document that the expected outputs and outcome(s) are reached.

Proposals should also describe a plan to evaluate:
- How successful you were in reaching your goal;
- How satisfied the people that collaborated on the project were with the project.
- How you will gather data to report the Performance Measures described in this NoFA;
- How the scope of work in "Section #5, Purpose" will be evaluated.

MODDC staff may contact organizations that received grants each year for three to five years after their grant has ended. MODDC will want to know if activities continued and what kind of long-term impact the grant project may have had.

Grantees may wish to contract with an external evaluator to ensure a thorough evaluation, but they are not required to do so.

Qualification and Organizational Experience

Any organization that receives a MODDC grant must be able to disburse funds for project activities and expenses, complete MODDC's forms correctly and on time, and be legally able to receive grant funds to reimburse the organization for expenses.

Proposals must show that the organization submitting the proposal has the infrastructure, experience, and capability to implement project activities successfully. Proposals also must demonstrate that the organization can manage funds effectively.

Proposals should also summarize the organization's successful research projects as well as work/research completed with unserved/underserved populations and marginalized communities.

Reporting Requirements

Grantees must submit quarterly reports, continuation proposals to request additional funding if needed, and a final report at the end of the grant. These must be submitted on time. MODDC Program Coordinators will provide more information about these processes to the successful applicant.

Grantees also must report on federally-defined Performance Measures. MODDC staff will provide assistance to grantees to understand the Performance Measures.

Terms

Applicants must agree to the following terms:
- Applicants must disclose any conflicts of interest between themselves and MODDC members, employees or their immediate families.
- Applicants must use respectful language, people first language (see attachment).
- All printed materials must be available in Spanish and in an appropriate accessible format — including electronic, tagged PDF, or large print. Funding for this should be included in the budget.
- Videos, DVDs and teleconferencing and distance learning activities produced by this project must be fully accessible. Any videos or DVDs must be captioned.
- MODDC will retain rights to all products created using funding awarded through this NOFA.
- MODDC reserves the right not to fund any proposal under this announcement.

Match Requirement

MODDC requires that grantees provide a matching contribution each year of a project. Matching contributions may include funding, volunteer hours, or other "in-kind" donations, such as office space and utilities. Other federal funds may not be used as match. Items or funds that are used for match for another project funded with federal funds also may not be used as match.

MODDC funds may not pay for more than 75% of the total project cost for projects located in counties not designated as federal poverty areas. MODDC funds may not pay for more than 10% of total project cost for projects located in counties designated as federal poverty counties. The remainder of the project cost must be provided as match.

Poverty counties include: Adair, Barry, Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Cedar, Crawford, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Dunklin, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Iron, Linn, McDonald, Madison, Mississippi, Morgan, New Madrid, Nodaway, Oregon, Ozark, Pemiscot, Phelps, Reynolds, Ripley, St. Clair, Scott, Shannon, St Francis, Texas, Washington, Wayne, Wright & St. Louis City.

The Review Process

The Education Committee of the MODDC will evaluate each proposal based on how well the proposal responds to the NOFA and instructions in the outline questions, and the extent to which the proposed project may move MODDC closer to meeting the State Plan Goals and Objectives. The Committee will consider only the information included in the application, the attached Supplemental Forms Packet, and documents that are specifically allowed and are attached to the application. Applicants will not have the opportunity to clarify or add to the information provided in the proposal after the deadline unless they are awarded the grant. MODDC will only review materials specifically requested or allowed by the NOFA, the application, or the application instructions.

Continuing Funding

Continuation funding will be based on a review of the project's accomplishments, progress towards stated goals and objectives, financial management of funds, compliance with reporting requirements, review of the most recent program audit, review of findings of MODDC's onsite reviews, development of alternative funding, and the availability of MODDC funds.

MODDC does not plan to provide funding for these projects beyond the number of months offered in this NOFA

Supporting Documents