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One of the main purposes of the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council is to offer competitive grants targeted at filling in system gaps for people with developmental disabilities in Arizona. We use our grants to support Arizonans to advocate for themselves and create more inclusive communities. Read below for current grant opportunities and check back frequently for new grants.
Helpful things to know about ADDPC grants
- You can sign up for our grants email list by clicking the above button or emailing [email protected]
- We follow a grant application process aligned with state laws, administrative rules and regulations for grants, and procurement administration.
- Council grants can't be used to provide individual direct support; visit the Grant FAQs section below for more information.
- We can help answer your questions about specific grants or accommodations, so please reach out to us by emailing [email protected] or calling (602) 542-8976. Our office address is 3839 North 3rd Street, Suite 306, Phoenix, AZ 85012.
Contact grants manager Marcella Crane at (602) 542-8976 or via email if you would like more grant information and materials.
More details on the ADDPC grant application process
In accordance with A.R.S. § 41-2701 et seq., competitive grant applications for the materials or services specified will be received by the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council at 3839 North Third Street, Suite 306, Phoenix, AZ 85012 until the time and date cited for each solicitation. Applications received by the correct time and date will be opened and the name of each applicant will be recorded.
One full application, in the format as instructed, must be submitted to the ADDPC Grants Manager. Applicants should read the Scope of Work and Instructions to verify if the complete application is submitted by mail and/or as an electronic PDF file. Narrative sections and forms that are included in each solicitation notice must be typewritten. Additional instructions for preparing applications are included in each solicitation notice.
Applications must be in the actual possession of the ADDPC on or prior to the due date and time and in the manner as requested by the ADDPC. Late applications will not be considered.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. A person requiring special accommodations may contact the application contact person responsible for this procurement as identified above.
The Council is part of a nationwide network of state councils authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (commonly referred to as the DD Act).
What is the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000?
The purpose of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, herein referred to as the DD Act of 2000, 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 and inclusion in all facets of community life, through culturally competent programs authorized under Title I of the DD Act of 2000.
The program is authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, Title I, Section 121, Public Law 106-402, 42 U.S.C 15021-15045. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number is 93.630. This number will be required for audits conducted in accordance with federal programs.
The purpose of this grant is to enable individuals with developmental disabilities to become independent, productive, integrated and included into their communities. Funding under the DD Act of 2000 is to assist States in the development of a state plan for a comprehensive and coordinated system of services and other activities to enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to their maximum potential, and to support a system which protects the legal and human rights of individuals with developmental disabilities.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about ADDPC grants
The ADDPC Grants Policy and Procurement Management Policies and Procedures outlines the rules and regulations that the ADDPC follows. The FAQ's for prospective applicants will answer basic questions.
For questions or clarifications, please contact Marcella Crane, Contracts Manager, at (602) 542-8976.
- When does the Council make funding available and who is eligible to apply?
Answer: Competitive RFGA’s are available between April-July each year. The following groups are eligibility to apply for funding: Non-Profits 501 (c) 3, For-Profits, state agencies, state universities, Arizona recognized tribes, and a combination of the aforementioned groups.
- What is the average award for projects?
Answer: Award amounts vary, depending on the scope of the project and the funding amount that is available.
- What is the length of time of awards and are contracts renewed?
Answer: Contracts may be awarded for up to one year. Contracts may be renewed based on outcome performance measures.
- How will I be notified of an upcoming funding availability?
Answer: Notifications of funding availability are sent to those on the ADDPC List Serve.
- When will I be notified if I’ve received an award?
Answer: Once the ADDPC approves a project for funding, official notification is sent via letter to the Contractor. Projects shall not begin until official notification is received.
- I’m applying for a competitive grant. Can I contact Council members and/or staff on how to write my proposal for funding?
Answer: No. Prospective applicants applying for a competitive grant through the Council shall only contact the ADDPC’s Contracts Manager for clarification on the RFGA scope of work, instructions and/or terms and conditions. No other advice will be provided to help in the writing of the proposal. Prospective applicants are also advised not to contact Council members and/or other ADDPC staff for any assistance.
- If I have a contract, how do I get paid?
Answer: Contracts awarded by the ADDPC are on a reimbursement basis. Contractors will be given the proper reimbursement forms to use for reimbursement request and the Contractor shall be reimbursed no more than monthly and no less than quarterly. The Contractor is required to keep all detailed back-up receipts of expenditures and may be required to submit back-up documentation if requested.
- If I have a contract, do I have programmatic reports to fill out?
Answer: Each contractor will be required to submit narrative reports on their projects’ implementation plan. Narrative reports provide detail to the ADDPC on how successful the program is doing and if any technical assistance is necessary to ensure program success. The ADDPC's Contracts Manager will provide a template for use and a schedule to follow.
- How long do I have to keep contract records after the end of ADDPC funding?
Answer: Per federal law, Contractors receiving federally funded dollars are required to keep all records (financial and programmatic) for a period of five (5) years from the date the contract ended.
- Can I submit a proposal or idea for the Council to fund outside of the competitive RFGA process?
Answer: The Council does not fund unsolicited proposals that may or may not support the Council’s Five Year State Plan.