Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

DDPC Council Membership
NYSDDPC Publication Funding
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Each fiscal year the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) makes available limited funding to instate  organizations to support duplication and dissemination of the existing publications, videos, CD's, etc., related to the NYSDDPC's State Plan.

The specific objective of the funding is to assist individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to have greater access to information, training, and other activities which will increase their ability to influence public policy.

This funding support and other activities are intended to strengthen the partnership between individuals with developmental disabilities and their families and the state and federal service delivery systems.

The DDPC believes that to meet the needs of un-served and underserved citizens, while improving the quality of their lives, a restructuring of the service delivery systems is needed at both the federal and state levels. Old partnerships need to be strengthened and new ones formed. Individuals with developmental disabilities and their families must become equal partners in this process. Working together we can realize the types of service that will promote the highest degree of independence, productivity and inclusion in the total community for all people with developmental disabilities.

Publication Funding Application Process


Requests for funding consistent with the above objectives will be considered only from conference sponsors as follows:
  1. Submit a written request to the DDPC Executive Director which includes your existing publication, the number of documents to be produced, and how it will benefit individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, consistent with statewide implications and relevance
  2. Include a proposed distribution plan (that includes Parent-to-Parent and the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State) along with a plan for making the document available electronically and in other alternate formats
  3. Include in your request, a detailed budget that reflects how you intend to utilize DDPC funds sought.  Your budget must also specify that matching funds of at least 50% of the budget total will be provided from other sources.
  4. The publication must indicate the participation of DDPC prominently (for example, on the front cover)
  5. DDPC requires a peer review of all document prior to publication and distribution
  6. Provide DDPC with an electronic link to the publication for use on DDPC website
  7. Applications for funds will be reviewed only on a quarterly basis (applications received January 1 - March 31, will receive notification of the DDPC decision by April 30, etc.)
  8. A maximum of up to $5,000 per applicant per calendar year can be approved
  9. A total of $20,000 per year is available for this program

    Please Note: Expenses against a Publications Funding Grant must be incurred within one year of the award date or the award will be withdrawn.