August 23d, 2022

From our friends at the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities!
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Last Chance to Apply!
The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) has issued Requests for Applications (RFA) for four new grant opportunities. The deadline to apply for all four RFAs is this Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. CT.These grants will help expand inclusion, training, and cultural understanding for people with developmental disabilities (DD) in Texas communities. You can learn more about these RFAs on the TCDD Funding Available page and find details on how to apply for them.
Disability Cultural Humility Training for Elected Officials

TCDD has funding available for one project to develop a training program for elected officials in Texas to better understand people with disabilities. To increase the cultural humility of elected officials and their staff, the project will develop informational videos and materials and a comprehensive yet approachable training program. TCDD has approved funding for up to $150,000 per year for up to five years.

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Self-Advocates in Participatory Action Research 

Funding is available to develop Participatory Action Research projects for people with disabilities. All projects must focus on enhancing self-advocate opportunities to have a voice in research about disability issues and increasing connections between researchers and the community. TCDD has approved funding for $150,000 per year, per project, for up to three years. There is funding available for up to two projects.

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Civic Engagement for People with Disabilities 

TCDD has funding available to develop a civic engagement training program for people with disabilities. Programs must incorporate disability issues and language that reflect disability culture and strategies for participants to connect with peers, civic organizations, the media, and elected officials. The total funding amount is up to $100,000 per year for up to two years for one project.

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Treatment for Substance-Use Disorders 

Funding is available to promote statewide capacity building and systems change improvements in the prevention, identification, and treatment of substance-use disorders among individuals with DD. Projects should include the development of training modules on substance-use disorders for the use of providers specializing in DD as well as modules on DD for the training of substance-use disorder professionals. TCDD has approved funding for up to $150,000 per project, per year, for up to three projects.

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How to Apply

Proposals must be submitted through SM Apply. To learn more about TCDD’s RFAs, including the application process and what is required of grantees, visit the How to Apply webpage.

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