At the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council‘s [PADDC] 2016 PA Community Alliance Summit held Monday, September 26, 2016, attendees were advised of the opportunities and potential for grant opportunities included in the 2016 Request for Proposals Guide.
“This book covers grants that will be issued in the first year of the PADDC’s State Plan for 2017 through 2021. Through these grant efforts, we hope to continue our work in establishing access to goods and services, furthering the empowerment of people with disabilities, in creating communities in which all members can be valued participants, in pursuing a cross- disability agenda and in changing negative societal attitudes toward people with disabilities.
“If you are interested in responding to a particular Request for Proposal (RFP), this book will provide all the instructions and materials needed to make an application to us. In these pages you will find:
- Specific instructions on how to prepare your
- Specific descriptions of all Requests for Proposals
“Of importance to the Council is its potential to bring about systemic changes to those formal and informal systems available for people with developmental disabilities and their families in Pennsylvania. This means that we direct most of our resources, both staff time and funding, toward projects that commit to systems change and that have planned carefully about how to connect their efforts with other efforts to be as successful as possible. As part of this system change focus, the Council has developed a model called Route to Success to provide guidance for all its system change work. This model is described in Appendix B of this book.”