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North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities
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2022-2023 CC-2:  The Unmet Needs Initiative: A Coordinated Campaign to Impact the Registry of Unmet Needs

Specifications

Posted Applications Due Start Date End Date Amount MatchPoverty Match Council Staff
Jul 15, 2021 Oct 01, 2021 Sep 30, 2022 $150,000.00 $50,000.00$0.00 Philip Woodward

Introduction


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GOAL 1: By 2021, increase financial security through asset development for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. GOAL 2: By 2021, increase community living for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. GOAL 3: By 2021, increase advocacy for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. This RFA will address all three goal areas as a Cross-Cutting initiative.

NCCDD Five-Year State Plan 2017-2021




This initiative, "The Unmet Needs Initiative: A Coordinated Campaign to Impact the Registry of Unmet Needs" will help the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities achieve the goals outlined in its Five-Year State Plan. NCCDD Five-Year State Plan 2017-2021

A Request for Applications (RFA) is the way the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities asks for proposals for initiatives that will help the Council achieve the goals outlined in its Five-Year State Plan. (https://www.nccdd.org/the-council/five-year-plan.html) The Council has given you an outcome for the initiative and you will need to submit a proposal using a web-based system called DD Suite. (http://www.ddsuite.org)

Staff Contact

If you have any questions about completing the The Unmet Needs Initiative: A Coordinated Campaign to Impact the Registry of Unmet Needs application or using DD Suite, please contact Philip Woodward, Systems Change Manager, at (919) 518-9525 (please leave a message) or e-mail at philip.c.woodward@dhhs.nc.gov.







Bidders' Workshop and Informational Conference Call

The Bidders' Workshop and informational conference call will occur on June 9th, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT). Anyone interested in attending should RSVP by e-mail at RFAinfo@nccdd.org by June 8th, 2021.


Interested applicants are encouraged to attend the Bidders' Workshop. The Bidders' Workshop will occur virtually through ZoomGov:

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Council Staff will review the process of how to submit a proposal using DD Suite. Interested applicants may submit questions in writing prior to the call. Any questions submitted in writing by June 4th, 2021 will be answered during the Bidders' Workshop on January 9th, 2021. Answers will be posted in DD Suite and the website by June 14th, 2021.

All questions will be compiled along with a response and posted on the website. If you submit an Intent to Apply form, the questions and responses will be e-mailed to you.

There are some things interested parties can do before the Bidders' Workshop and informational conference call:

1. Complete an Intent to Apply via e-mail or fax: e-mail: RFAinfo@nccdd.org or FAX: (919) 715-0325. The Intent to Apply is used to gauge interest and determine outreach and marketing for Council initiatives. While it is strongly encouraged that organizations complete an Intent to Apply, it is not required. Also completing an Intent to Apply does not obligate you to submit a completed application should you determine that your organization cannot carry out the goals of the RFA.

2. Get an account in DD Suite. Go to the DD Suite website at (https://www.ddsuite.org/users/register). Provide the basic information on the registration page and click the submit button. If you have trouble or have questions, please contact Philip Woodward, Systems Change Manager, at 919-518-9525 (please leave a message).

3. Submit any questions you have about this RFA in writing no later than June 4th, 2021 to RFAinfo@nccdd.org or FAX: (919) 715-0325. Please use the subject headline, "RFA Question – The Unmet Needs Initiative: A Coordinated Campaign to Impact the Registry of Unmet Needs RFA."

If you need information in an alternate format, or require an accommodation, please notify the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities office at least one week in advance.

The Deadline for Proposal Submissions is July 15th, 2021 at 12:00 PM (EDT).





Application Deadline

This application must be completed by July 15th, 2021 at noon Eastern Daylight Time.

Description

The intent of this initiative is to work with the Council to develop and carry out a coordinated approach to positively impact the Registry of Unmet Needs and also to positively impact people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (I/DD) who lack services who might not be on the Registry at all to ensure that they receive the services they need to live the life that they want to live. People with I/DD typically benefit from various home and community-based services or Medicaid Waiver services that allow them to access healthcare and live successfully in a community of their choice. The wait time for developmental disability Medicaid Waiver services is approximately three years in the United States. However, according to the NC Waiver Action Team, “North Carolina’s average wait is 9.5 years. Thousands have been waiting longer than 10 years.” North Carolina’s Registry of Unmet Needs (Registry) currently exceeds 15,000 people with I/DD. As of February 2021, there were approximately 13,138 I/DD Medicaid Waiver (also known as the Innovations Waiver) slots in use. This means that the number of people currently waiting in line exceeds the number of people currently receiving Innovations Waiver services in North Carolina. Also, many parents of young individuals with I/DD do not know about the availability of Innovations Waiver services or the need to add their child to the Registry as early as possible because of a lack of accurate information or a lack of knowledgeable professionals who are able to properly inform them about available services.

Budget

In addition to submitting a proposal, you must complete the budget form on DD Suite for the first year of your initiative. A non-Federal match is not required for this initiative.

Recommendation

NCCDD recommends that all work be done in a different format such as Word. Once each section is completed, copy and paste it into DDSuite.org. The DDSuite.org program has a time-out feature to protect information. The potential to be timed out and lose information while working online is real.