Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

DDPC Council Membership
NYSDDPC Conference Funding
DDPC Conference Funding
Each fiscal year the DDPC makes available limited funding to not-for-profit organizations to support conferences, workshops and other activities related to the approved State Plan.

Specifically, funding is awarded to assist individuals with intellectual and/or 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 intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, and their families, and the State and federal service delivery systems.

The DDPC believes that to meet the needs of unserved 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 intellectual and/or 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 intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Conference Funding Application Process

Requests for funding consistent with the above objectives will be considered from conference sponsors only and as follows:
  1. Submit a written request to the DDPC Executive Director which specifies the proposed activities.
  2. The request must include a detailed budget that reflects how DDPC funds will be utilized. Your budget must also specify that matching funds will be provided from other sources (at least 30% of the budget total, 10% if poverty area).
  3. Only events conducted in New York State will be considered. Out-of-state travel is not a permitted expense.
  4. Applications for funds will be reviewed on a quarterly basis (applications received January 1 - March 31, notification of DDPC decision by April 30, etc.).
  5. A maximum of $2500 per applicant, per calendar year, can be approved.
  6. Acknowledgement of DDPC funding in conference materials and/or at conference.

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Expenses against a Conference Funding grant must be incurred within one year of the award date or the award will be withdrawn.