Open Solicitation: Projects to Support Community Inclusion for People with Developmental Disabilities in Cochise County
We’re excited to announce a new open grant opportunity: Community Inclusion in Cochise County via Participatory Grantmaking.
What is participatory grantmaking? The disability community needs more opportunities to make decisions about allocating resources. In participatory grantmaking, a funder or government body empowers a group of citizens to prioritize projects they would like to see funded.
We understand local communities know their area best. Who knows the needs of people with developmental disabilities in southeast Arizona better than local residents?
That’s why the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council is creating a pilot participatory grantmaking project in an underserved community. We’ve set aside $40,000 to increase community inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in Cochise County.
Here’s how it works:
- We release the official solicitation asking for grant proposals. Anyone can submit a proposal, but preference will be given to organizations located in Cochise County. Download the full application by clicking here.
- Anyone interested in applying for the grant should attend or call in to the pre-application meeting at 10:00 a.m. on December 4, 2017 at the Council office, located at 3839 N. 3rd Street, Suite 306, Phoenix, AZ 85012. The teleconference number is 1-240-454-0879, Access Code 806-463-229.
- The full grant application is NOW DUE January 15, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Phoenix Local Time at the ADDPC office, located at 3839 N. 3rd Street, Suite 306, Phoenix, AZ 85012. No late applications will be accepted. Applicants must download, sign and submit the Amendment with your application.
- Our councilmembers will work to screen the best proposals, selecting the top submissions.
- Next, we will host a one-day event with pitches of the top proposals on February 22, 2018 at Cochise Community College. Partnering with Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute, we plan on recruiting 20-25 citizen panelists, made up of people with disabilities and their families, to hear and review the top proposals, ultimately deciding which idea works best for Cochise County residents with developmental disabilities. The Morrison Institute will also draw upon participatory grantmaking experts to make sure the design of the deliberations is accessible to people with all abilities.
- Stay tuned for more details about exact dates and locations.
Have a question or need an accommodation? Contact grants manager Marcella Crane at (602) 542-8976 or email her at [email protected].
Download full grant description and application by clicking this link: Cochise County Community Inclusion Grant Instructions.
Download Amendment #1 for the RFGA by clicking this link: Amendment 1
Download Frequently Asked Questions about this grant by clicking this link: Cochise County Community Inclusion Grant FAQ sheet
One of the main purposes of the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council is to issue competitive grants based on the goals of our Five-Year State Plan: Self-advocacy, Integrated Employment and Inclusion. In addition, the ADDPC follows a process for soliciting, reviewing and awarding grant applications consistent with state laws, administrative rules and regulations for grants, and procurement administration. If you have any specific questions related to a grant, please reach out to us and we can help answer your inquiries.
Please note that ADDPC grants cannot be used to provide individual direct support; visit the Grant FAQs tab in this section for more information.
For more information, contact Marcella Crane at (602) 542-8976 or via email if you would like to be added to our email list for upcoming grant availability or to request resource information and materials.