The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities is seeking Letters of Interest (LOIs) in response to two (2) Competitive Request for Proposals (RFP), which are due January 17, 2019, by 4:00p.m. ET. Approximately $550,000 is available for multiple awards. Grant projects will begin August 1, 2019, 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 RFP titled Creating Inclusive Communities focuses on the areas of formal/informal community supports for people with developmental disabilities and services as well as on improving or expanding services and supports for underserved and/or inequitably served persons within the overall population of people with developmental disabilities. The Board has approximately $500,000 available for multiple projects. Funding for individual projects under this RFP may range from $10,000 to $150,000 and will be considered for projects that are designed to result in sustainable systems change, effect long-term changes to policies and practices, build capacity, and/or expand the scope of existing programs.
Projects funded under the second RFP titled Strengthening Self-Advocacy in Virginia must be designed to strengthening an existing self-advocacy organization, or program within an organization, led by individuals with DD, by improving an organization’s skill set, structure and/or work to effect policy change. The Board has reserved total funding of up to $50,000 for one or more projects under this RFP.
Applicants are required to register with the Board’s DD Suite system in order to submit a LOI. The 2019 RFP, 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