The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities is seeking Letters of Interest in response to two Competitive Requests for Proposal (RFPs), which are due April 24, 2017 by 4:00p.m. ET. Approximately $400,000 is available for multiple awards. Grant projects will begin October 1, 2017 and are 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental of Disabilities. .
The first RPF is Inclusive Communities Grant Program – Phase II. The focus areas for grant awards in this RFP are: integrated, competitive employment, person-centered healthcare, and affordable, accessible housing.
The 2nd RFP is Strengthening Self-Advocacy in Virginia Competitive Mini Grants. The Board has committed approximately $45,000 for up to 3 awards of no more than $15,000 each. Applications will be accepted from self-advocacy organizations led by people with DD or self-advocacy programs led by people with DD that exist within an umbrella organization. Funding will be considered for activities designed to strengthen the organization and/or program by enhancing leadership skill sets, organizational structure, and work to effect policy change.
Our processes have changed from previous RFPs. Applicants are now required to register with the Board’s DD Suite system at https://www.ddsuite.org/index in order to submit a Letter of Interest (LOI). In addition, new federal guidelines (summer 2016) require that we accept indirect costs. In the past the Board has not allowed indirect costs. We now, in conformance with new Uniform Guidance, accept a maximum of 10% of total modified direct costs (defined in our Grants Manual) as indirect unless we have a negotiated cost rate agreement with the applying entity.
The 2017 RFPs, LOI form & other important documents needed to complete an application are available for download at https://www.ddsuite.org/index.
For more information on grants please consult the Grants Manual or contact:
Virginia Board for People with Disabilities
1100 Bank Street, 7th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219