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Grants / NoFA's

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council, like all DD Councils throughout the United States and territories, is mandated in federal law P.L.106-402 to engage in planning, advocacy, and capacity-building efforts contributing to persons with developmental disabilities leading more self-determined, inclusive, and productive lives in their community. The Council releases grants or "Notice of Funding Avilable (NoFAs)" several times each year. If you are interested in applying for one of these systems change opportunities, please monitor this section and the "What's New" section of this web site or you may contact us and ask to be added to our mailing lists.


NoFA (CC 18.01) School to Prison Pipeline

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council is soliciting sealed proposals to be received by 12 noon on July 31, 2018. The project description may be obtained on the Internet at https://www.ddsuite.org/?nofa_id=1460. Questions regarding obtaining the project description may be directed to Katheryne Staeger-Wilson at kstaeger-wilson@moddcouncil.org or at (417) 895-7446.  


NoFA  Development of Business Leadership Networks

By 9/30/2020, three communities will develop Business­-led, business to business organizations for the purpose of promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workplace.

The Council is intent on supporting the development of collaborative partnerships within communities that will improve employment outcomes for all Missouri citizens with disabilities and improve businesses bottom line by providing qualified candidates with disabilities, particularly those who have a developmental disability.

The Council is announcing the availability of funding for a three-year project to develop and sustain up to two state affiliate chapters of the USBLN (www.usbln.org) and whose primary goal is to promote the inclusion of employees with disabilities in the workplace. 

Questions regarding obtaining the project description may be directed to Charles ‘Chaz’ Nickolaus at cnickolaus@moddcouncil.org or at 573-751-8632.



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