NJCDD ANNOUNCES FIRST GRANT OPPORTINITY FOR FY-2018
In accordance with the goals outlined in the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities’
5-Year Plan for 2017- 2021, the Council is currently accepting grant proposals in Disability Transportation Advocacy. Interested entities must submit a full proposal for projects in which they would like to receive grant funding.
In order for grant proposals to be considered, prospective grantees MUST submit proposals to the NJCDD within 46 days of this announcement (please see the timeline outlined below). Prospective grantees will be required to fill out the NJCDD’s Grant Proposal Form for FY-2018 as well as a Budget Narrative, both of which are available to download on the Council’s website at www.njcdd.org.
Entities who have never applied for NJCDD grants in the past are strongly encouraged to download and review the Council’s Effective Grant Writing guide and NJCDD Grant Budget Tips, both also available at www.njcdd.org, in order to ensure that new grant proposals are completed correctly and in full.
All grant proposals MUST be received by the NJCDD by 3:00pm on Monday, March 19, 2017.
Proposals MUST be submitted by mail to the following:
The NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities
c/o Frank Latham, Grants Manager
20 West State Street, PO Box 700
Trenton, NJ 08625-0700
Please send three (3) printed and signed copies of each proposal submitted, along with a digital copy on flash drive.
NJCDD FY-2018 Grants Timeline
February 02, 2018 Notice of Funds Available submitted to the public
March 19, 2018 Grant Proposals due back to the NJCDD by 5:00pm
April 16, 2018 Successful proposals selected by NJCDD Grants Committee
May 24, 2018 Successful proposals submitted to full Council membership for final vote May 25, 2018 Notice of Award sent to successful grant applicants
July 01, 2018 Grant funds distributed to successful grantees
Disability Transportation Advocacy
The NJCDD is seeking proposals for the development and implementation of a comprehensive advocacy strategy, including the development of training and materials, to address the current weaknesses in the system of transportation for people with disabilities.
Assess statewide training and information available for families and advocates in the area of transportation. Advocate statewide for clear policies based on the principle that transportation should be available, including State, County, City and Private Sector to accommodate the lives and needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Using information gathered and developed in prior Council projects; assess the current state of transportation for people with disabilities in New Jersey.
The NJCDD will accept proposals with budgets up to $100,000
- Develop and implement a transportation advocacy plan with a goal of measurably improving transportation availability to accommodate the lives of adults with physical, behavioral, and/or intellectual disabilities; and students with disabilities who are transitioning into adult life. The advocacy plan must include the active participation of families and self-advocates.
- Develop material and training for families that will enable them to advocate for themselves in the New Jersey transportation system. All materials developed and training delivered must also be developed and available for presentation in Spanish and at least one other language commonly used in New Jersey, with input and approval. All material and presentations must also be developed and delivered in accessible formats.