MODDC aims to disrupt Missouri’s School to Prison Pipeline with a $275,000 funding opportunity

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) has approved $275,000 to fund a three-year project titled “Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline (SToPP)” for students of color who have developmental disabilities. MODDC is currently seeking a partner to develop and implement a series of restorative justice trainings for educators and school resource officers.

This project will create systems change and provide opportunity for students who are disproportionally affected by policies and practices that deprive them of a typical education (especially those with disabilities).

In addition, this project will provide equitable experiences, access to a quality education and instructional time and provide supports and services that lead to inclusion of the student in a typical school/classroom environment similar to their peers.

Learn more at Q&A Webinar on Monday, June 27

MODDC will host a question and answer webinar about the project and application requirements at 1 p.m. CT, Monday, June 27, 2022. Questions should be submitted in writing to, in care of Katheryne Staeger-Wilson, by 1 p.m. CT, Tuesday, June 21, 2022; however, the session will allow for additional questions.

The deadline for project applications is 3 p.m. CT, Friday, July 29.

To learn more about the funding opportunity and project requirements, visit:


The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) is a federally-funded, 23-member, consumer-driven council appointed by the Governor. Its mandate under P.L. 106-402, the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, is to assure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of and have access to needed community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance that promote self-determination, independence, productivity and integration in all aspects of community life. To learn more or to get involved, visit