Notice of Funds Available (RFP)
2024.2: Community Living Mini-Grants
|Posted||Applications Due||Start Date||End Date||Amount||Match||Poverty Match||Council Staff|
|Sep 29, 2023||Nov 01, 2023||Aug 31, 2024||$25,000.00||$8,333.33||$0.00||Philip Woodward|
Goal 2: By 2026, increase community living for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Throughout their lifespan transition and lifespan planning, more individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) will access housing, transportation, healthcare, health and wellness; participate in employment and community life; and be respected, valued and supported in their communities.
OBJECTIVE A: Increase access to affordable, accessible, safe, and fully integrated housing that provides choice and flexibility regarding where and with whom they live.
Measurement: More individuals with I/DD will choose where and with whom to live in their community.
OBJECTIVE B: Increase individuals with I/DD’s access to transportation by identifying and implementing strategies to eliminate barriers through collaboration with transportation agencies, state and local agencies, organizations, and advocacy groups.
Measurement: More individuals with I/DD will have transportation options to support community living and employment.
OBJECTIVE C: Increase equitable access to home and community-based healthcare, preventative healthcare, wellness opportunities, and address unmet health-related resource needs through individual, family, and stakeholder education and provider capacity building.
Measurement: More individuals with I/DD will have timely and equitable access to, and continuity of healthcare, preventative health, and wellness opportunities through system improvement and individual, family, and stakeholder education.
OBJECTIVE D: Increase person and family-centered transition education and lifespan planning.
Measurement: More individuals with I/DD will take part in transition and lifespan planning to address areas of employment, education, community living, and community relationships.
OBJECTIVE E: Increase the knowledge, training, and support for professionals that provide services to people with I/DD.
Measurement: More professionals in the field of I/DD will receive professional supports and training development to support and to advance rights, options, and opportunities, of individuals with I/DD.
NCCDD Five-Year State Plan 2022-2026: https://www.nccdd.org/the-council/five-year-plan.html
This initiative, Community Living Mini-Grants, will help the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities achieve the goals outlined in its Five-Year State Plan. View information about this RFA on NCCDD's RFA webpage at: https://nccdd.org/communitylivingrfa
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)
If you have any questions about completing the Community Living Mini-Grants application or using DD Suite, please contact the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities at 984-920-8200 or e-mail at RFAinfo@nccdd.org.
Bidders' Workshop Session
The Bidders' Workshop session will occur on Thursday, September 7th, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET). Anyone interested in attending should RSVP by e-mail at RFAinfo@nccdd.org by September 6th, 2023. NCCDD may also host an additional Question & Answer or Technical Assistance session with more information about it coming later.
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 September 6th, 2023 will be answered during the Bidders' Workshop on September 7th, 2023. Answers will be posted in DD Suite and the website by August 12th, 2023.
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: 984-920-8201. 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 July 31st, 2023 to RFAinfo@nccdd.org or FAX: 984-920-8201. Please use the subject headline, "RFA Question – Community Living Mini-Grants 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 September 29th, 2023 at 5:00 PM (ET).
This application must be completed by September 29th, 2023 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (ET).