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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 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 contact us.

Funding Opportunities

School Aged Self-Advocacy Youth Development

The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council is announcing availability of grant funds to:

Fund one grantee up to $450,000 ($150,000 per year for 3 years) to create, pilot, and evaluate a self-advocacy skills training within New York State for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), school administrators and personnel, educators, and other stakeholders to support a self-advocacy youth movement.

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