Notice of Request for Proposals to Strengthen Self Advocacy in Minnesota through a Statewide Coordinating Effort
The Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is pleased to announce the availability of a total of $100,000 in federal funds under provisions of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act)(P.L. 106-402) to expand and strengthen self advocacy in Minnesota and to fulfill the Five Year State Plan.
Proposals are being sought from any public or private organization or any nonprofit organization. The GCDD will award a single statewide grant of $100,000. Proposals must include support of local self advocacy groups at the grassroots level, strengthen existing groups and help develop new self advocacy groups where none currently exist, provide learning and teaching opportunities for self advocates to improve their leadership skills, and expand their participation in cross-disability and culturally diverse coalitions.
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, March 20, 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