MODDC hosts Q&A Webinar for $275,000 Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline funding opportunity June 27

The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) invites interested applicants to join a question and answer webinar for their “Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline (SToPP)” project at 1 p.m. CST, Monday, June 27, 2022.

Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline

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.

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.

About the “Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline” Project

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. Visit to learn more.


The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council 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