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GCDD Announces New Grant Opportunities For Programs Supporting People with Disabilities

November 1, 2021 (Georgia) - The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) announces nine new Notice of Funds Available (NoFA) / Request for Proposals (RFP) to fulfill its mission in accordance with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act Amendments of 2000 and its Five-Year Strategic Plan.

The purpose of GCDD grants are to expand best practices and contribute to system-wide changes that support the rights of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their full inclusion as community members.

The grants aim to create initiatives for Direct Support Professionals, family advocates, post-secondary education, public policy initiatives, and more.

Those who are interested in applying for any of GCDD’s open NoFA’s are invited to the Applicants Conference to ask questions before the deadline for applications. There are nine grants available. Please check each grant for its application deadline.

Join GCDD’s Applicants Conference on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM via Zoom. Use Meeting ID: 878 0787 4832 and Passcode: 611589.

Recipients of GCDD grants are expected to be ongoing partners bringing about change that is in alignment with GCDD’s new strategic plan and mission. For more information about the deadlines and how to apply for any of the available grants, go to GCDD’s NoFA website.

Through its funding, GCDD works to increase the capacities and resources of public, private, and nonprofit entities to develop a comprehensive community system that responds to the choices, capabilities, and needs of persons with I/DD and their families.

About the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities: The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is the State's leader in advancing public policy on behalf of persons with developmental disabilities. Its mission is to bring about social and policy changes that promote opportunities for the wide spectrum of diverse people/persons with developmental disabilities and their families to live, learn, work, play, and worship in their communities.