Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

DDPC Council Membership
NYSDDPC Conference Funding
DDPC Conference Funding
Each fiscal year the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) makes available limited funding to not-for-profit organizations to support conferences, workshops, and other activities related to the DDPC’s approved 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.

Conference 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 specifies your proposed activities
  2. 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 30% (10% if poverty area) of the budget total will be provided from other sources
  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 only on a quarterly basis (applications received January 1- March 31, notification of DDPC decision by April 30, etc.)
  5. A maximum of $2,500 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.