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 February 1, 2021 by 4:00p.m. ET. Approximately $800,000 is available for multiple awards. Grant projects will begin August 1, 2021 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 area of community supports for people with developmental disabilities as well as on improving or expanding services to rural areas of the Commonwealth. Funding for individual projects under this RFP may range from $10,000 to $300,000 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 strengthen an existing self-advocacy organization, or program within an organization, led by individuals with developmental disabilities, 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 theBoard’s DD Suite system in order to submit a LOI. The 2021 RFP, LOI forms & other important documents needed to complete an application in response to each RFP 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