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Grants to New York Nonprofits, Organizations, Tribes, Hospitals,
and IHEs to Develop the Capacity of Disability Advocacy Organizations

Growing Advocacy Small Grant

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC)

Deadline Date:

11/30/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to New York nonprofit organizations, community organizations, tribes, disability-service organizations, hospitals, and IHEs to develop the capacity of emerging advocacy organizations for individuals with disabilities. Proposals may fall into one of the following focus areas: growing family and self-care advocacy, growing self-advocacy, and supporting nonprofit organizations to build self-advocacy leadership.

The New York State (NYS) Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) is seeking grant applications that support new and budding advocacy initiatives in NYS, as well as strengthening the capacity of existing advocacy organizations. Proposals should focus on one of the following focus areas:

  1. Self-Advocacy Organizations: Supporting the growth or building the capacity of advocacy organizations run and led by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families.
  2. Family & Caregiver Advocacy Organizations: Supporting the growth or building the capacity of advocacy organizations run and led by families or caregivers of people with I/DD.
  3. Other Non-profit Organizations: Creating new advocacy opportunities for people with I/DD in organizations across NYS.

Applicants must select only one (1) of the following three (3) focus areas to be considered.

  • Focus Area 1: Growing Self-Advocacy
  • Focus Area 2: Growing Family & Caregiver Advocacy
  • Focus Area 3: Supporting Non-Profit Organizations to Build Self- Advocacy Leadership

For further information on the focus areas, see the following link: https://ddpc.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2021/11/full-description_growing-advocacy-grant_final.pdf#page=2

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 199392

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Amount: Maximum $10,000, minimum $5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

• Nonprofit organizations (note: the lead applicant cannot be a for-profit organization; however, for-profit organizations may serve as subcontractors to the lead applicant)
• Public or private institutions, such as universities, colleges, or hospitals
• Disability-service organizations
• Community-based organizations
• Tribal organizations
• Consortia, groups, or partnerships among organizations

Focus Area 1: Self-Advocacy Organizations: An organization run and led by people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Focus Area 2: Family or Caregiver Organizations: An organization run and led by parents, siblings, family members, or caregivers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Focus Area 3: Non-profit organizations: Any non-profit organization that has established leadership roles within their current structure (i.e. Advisory Board, Council, or Committee, etc.).

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Grant Release: November 1, 2021
- Application Deadline: November 30, 2021
- Award Announcement no later than: December 30, 2021
- Questions Due: Nov. 10, 2021
- Answers Posted: Nov. 17, 2021

All applicants must be a registered Vendor in the NYS Statewide Financial System (SFS). Proposals received from eligible applicants who have not been registered will be disqualified from further consideration.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://nyddpc.smapply.io/prog/growing_advocacy/

If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact the DDPC’s Designated Agency Contact for this funding announcement.

Designated Agency Contact:
Jacqueline Hayes, Diversity & Inclusion Program Specialist
Phone: 518-486-7505
Email: Small.Grants@ddpc.ny.gov

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