Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

Multi-media Peer-to-Peer Abuse Prevention


DDPC announces funding to select one grantee in the amount of $175,000 to develop multimedia electronic resource for individuals, their family members, and caregivers, to utilize available tools, provide peer-to-peer education, and share their experiences so that others can learn from these situations and better protect themselves. The site and application will also provide a reporting mechanism, so that witnesses and bystanders can report scenarios as they occur.

The DDPC recognizes that individuals with ID/DD experience increased instances of abuse and exploitation, of various forms. Several preventative training resources exist, but these methods do not provide constantly accessible and real-time tips or peer educational resources. Therefore, a web-based peer-support platform, that is a central resource and location where individuals can provide peer assistance, is needed so that information is constantly accessible.

Deadlines for Letter-of-Intent Submission & Proposal Submission
• RFP Posting Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
• Letter of Intent Due Date: Friday, May 26, 2017
• Proposal Due Date: Friday, June 23, 2017
Contact Name: 
Kimberly Berg
Contact Phone: 
518-402-3472