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Grant Funding


The DDPC provides funding (grants) for the development and implementation of demonstration projects in New York State. These projects are developed by the Council in response to identified needs of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (ID/DD) and must fulfill one or more goals within the DDPC State Plan. All projects are funded in accordance with New York State Public Finance Law and are subject to strict supervision by the New York State Office of State Comptroller. The Council Membership must review and approve every dollar spent on project funding.


Due to new federal guidance, at this time we are not accepting new applications for our Small Grants Programs, which includes Conference, Language Translation, and Publications Funding. We are hoping to redesign the Small Grants Program in the coming months, so please stay tuned for future grant opportunities. 


If you want to be added to our listserv to learn about future funding opportunities, pertinent events, and DDPC workgroups, please go to our website https://ddpc.ny.gov/contact-us.

Funding Annoucements

Social Opportunities Initiative

DDPC announces the availability of one (1) grant up to $750,000 ($250,000 per year, for three years) to develop, pilot, and evaluate a mini-grant program model which supports community based social opportunities for people with intellectual, developmental (ID/DD) and other disabilities living in rural and urban communities with high rates of poverty and disparate access to social opportunities and other community resources.

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Rural CCO Peer-Led Outreach and Community Mapping

DDPC announces the availability of one (1) grant o fund one grantee up to $300,000 ($100,000 per year, for three years) to conduct peer-led outreach, community mapping, and coalition building within OPWDD Region 2 that will inform the development of Administrative Directive Memorandum, policies, practices, and tools to improve service delivery and access to information for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) living in rural communities.

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Court Personnel Training

DDPC announces the availability of one (1) grant to fund one grantee up to $300,000 ($100,000 per year for 3 years) to create, pilot, and evaluate customizable training for Judges, attorneys, court officers, court clerks, and other non-judicial staff and legal system professionals about intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) and factors leading to involvement in the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems to increase staff knowledge to more effectively respond to the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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