Cultural and Linguistic Competence: Ensuring Access

State Plan: Goal 1: Daily Life; Objective 3: Targeted Disparity

 

Grantee:                  Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

Funding Amount:  $200,000 per year

Grant Period:          01/2022 – 03/2023

 

WHY IS THIS NEEDED?

Reaching and serving underserved communities was identified as a major challenge facing the service delivery system.

 

HOW WILL THIS PROJECT HELP?

As part of this initiative, the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) will engage community-based organizations and/or multicultural agencies to enhance the cultural and linguistic competency of informational materials about the Front Door while increasing Front Door access and addressing cultural and linguistic barriers.

Specifically, OPWDD will:

  • Subcontract with community-based organizations who serve individuals with I/DD who are either Spanish-speaking or from the Chinese-American community.
  • Review current OPWDD materials around the Front Door for cultural and linguistic competence.
  • Modify existing materials and develop new culturally and linguistically competent resources for Spanish-Speakers and Chinese-Americans to access the Front Door.
  • Create a dissemination plan to ensure the new and modified materials reach the intended populations.
  • Evaluate the project through short-term and long-term assessments.