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Request for Applications: DD Council Innovation Grants for FY21 (Updated)

Friday, January 15 - Friday, January 29, 2021


Contact: Alison Whyte   alison.whyte@dc.org   202-340-8563  

Sponsored by: District of Columbia Developmental Disabilities Council



The DC Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) is a Mayoral appointed body established in accordance with the mandates of the D.C. Developmental Disabilities Basic State Grant Program. This grant program has as its legislative authority Public Law 106-402, the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000. The DDC promotes systemic change, capacity building and advocacy activities in efforts to promote a consumer and family-centered, comprehensive system, and a coordinated array of services, supports, and other assistance for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

The DDC is soliciting applications for FY21 Innovation Grants. The purpose of these grants is to support creative ideas in our DC community that will build inclusive communities where people with and without disabilities thrive together.


Public and private entities, nonprofit organizations, education institutions, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and fiscally sponsored unincorporated groups.

Length of Awards

Grant awards will be made in FY21 and last through September 30, 2021.

Available Funding for Awards

The amount available for this award period is approximately $10,000.

Anticipated Number of Awards

It is anticipated that the DDC will have funding available for approximately 2-3 new awards.

Request for Applications

The Request for Applications (RFA) will be released on Friday, January 15, 2021 and the deadline for submission is Friday, January 29, 2021 at 5pm. The RFA will be available only electronically on the DDC’s website - htts://ddc.dc.gov.

POSTPONED: The DDC will facilitate one pre-application conference call on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 11am-12pm in the DDC’s Webex room: https://dcnet.webex.com/meet/DDCouncil, with a call in option at 202-860-2110, Access Code: 472 038 216.

For additional information regarding this competition, including to request reasonable accommodations for the conference call or other parts of the applications process, please contact Alison Whyte, Executive Director via email at alison.whyte@dc.org or phone 202-340-8563.

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