DDPC Grant Announcements

New Funding Opportunity

Online Transitions Resource for Families and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

The New York State (NYS) Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) announced funding opportunity to fund one grantee up to $250,000 in Year 1, and up to $150,000 in Year 2 ($400,000 total for two years) to develop an accessible, online resource that provides people with IDD and their families a roadmap of opportunities and options at different transition points throughout the lifespan.

The DDPC seeks to empower individuals and families to advocate for their own services and supports, through a virtual toolkit (also available in adapted print formats), where families and people with IDD have a roadmap for how they can better plan for the next transition point.  The resource should not be a service directory, which would require frequent and extensive updating.  The resource should provide guidance on things to consider and questions to ask at any particular transition point.

  • Proposal Due Date - Friday, January 21, 2022, 3:00 PM

 

Learn more about this opportunity by following this link: Online Transitions Resource for Families and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) | Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (ny.gov)

 

Funding Opportunity

The Growing Advocacy Small Grant

The New York State (NYS) Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) is seeking grant applications that support new and budding advocacy initiatives in NYS, as well as strengthening the capacity of existing advocacy organizations. Proposals should focus on one of the following focus areas:

  1. Self-Advocacy Organizations: Supporting the growth or building the capacity of advocacy organizations run and led by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. 
  2. Family & Caregiver Advocacy Organizations: Supporting the growth or building the capacity of advocacy organizations run and led by families or caregivers of people with I/DD. 
  3. Other Non-profit Organizations: Creating new advocacy opportunities for people with I/DD in organizations across NYS. 

 

Learn more about this opportunity by following this link: Growing Advocacy Small Grant | Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (ny.gov)

Improving Language Access in Developmental Disabilities Services Summit

In September 22-24, 2021, the DDPC sponsored a free Summit - "Improving Language Access in Developmental Disabilities Services: Bringing Leaders and Advocates Together to Drive Change". The  Summit brought together leaders, families, and advocates to inform and advance Language Access in the Developmental Disabilities field in New York State. 

The Summit was hosted by the NYS Community of Practice (CoP) in Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Developmental Disabilities.

To access the Summit materials, please click here: Improving Language Access in Developmental Disabilities Services: Bringing Leaders and Advocates Together to Drive Change

Statewide LGBTQ+ Trainings for the Developmental Disabilities Field

The NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) is pleased to announce a new initiative to help staff better support individuals with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD) who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ+).  DDPC has awarded a total of $450,000 to the National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) for a three year project to develop and deliver a statewide training on supporting individuals with IDD who identify as LGBTQ+.

 

Research has shown that individuals with IDD who identify as LGBTQ+ face higher rates of abuse, homelessness, co-occurring disorders, negative health outcomes and increased discrimination.  This training will help build staff capacity and inform the developmental disability field on best practices in working with individuals with IDD who identify as LGBTQ+  The anticipated start date for this new program is July 1, 2021. 

New Housing Report

Reclaiming Innovation in Housing: Overcoming Institutionalized Models of Service in NY

The NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) is pleased to announce the release of a new report entitled “Reclaiming Innovation in Housing: Overcoming Institutionalized Models of Service in NY.” The DDPC funded this initiative through AIM Services, Inc., who led the project in collaboration with John Maltby, M.S., who served as the Primary Investigator.

As part of its long-term planning and policy initiatives, DDPC has examined ways in which housing options for people with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) could be increased. Recognizing that there are many barriers to expanding housing options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, DDPC supported the development of a report to look at both the funding and regulation of housing in NYS. This timely report sheds light on regulatory and funding practices that may impede the creation of more housing, and makes recommendations for how to address those impediments.

 

To read the FULL REPORT, click here: Reclaiming Innovation in Housing: Overcoming Institutionalized Models of Service in NY

 

Acknowledgement: This project was supported, in part, by grant number 1901NYSCDD from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, the Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201 through the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (NYS DDPC). Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy or the opinions, interpretation, or policy of the NYS DDPC.