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Rethinking Guardianship: Building A Case For Less Restrictive Alternatives

Grants to North Carolina Non-Profits to Develop
Guardian Policies for the Developmentally Disabled

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North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities, with funding provided by the United States Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Deadline Date:

09/30/14 5:00 PM EDT


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Grants of up to $75,000 are available to qualified North Carolina non-profits, agencies, and others to develop guardianship policies for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. September 2nd is the deadline to submit questions and September 3rd is the deadline to register for the September 4th Bidder's Conference. Funds can be used for the following expenses: personnel services, operating expenses, and contracted services.

The Council will fund training, consultation and technical assistance to support the development of policies and practices, relative to guardianship and alternatives to guardianship, that advance integration, productivity, independence, inclusion and self-determination for people with I/DD.

The goals of this opportunity are to:
* Build a workgroup that will address changes needed to the guardianship statutes, policies, and practices on an ongoing basis;
* Build a collection of relevant data to support innovative approaches to guardianship alternatives;
* Build a knowledge base of best practices including states that have adopted alternatives to guardianship and the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act and;
* Build long term support for change.

Priority will be given to organizations that offer:
* Clear evidence of the agency’s capacity to carry out the proposed initiative.
* Evidence of a history of providing related services.
* Documentation of collaborative relationships in the I/DD field. This should include letters of commitment from collaborating agencies.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 146909

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $75,000.

Term of Contract:

Up to 3 years beginning January 1, 2015 and ending December 31, 2017. Continuation of funding after Year 1 will be dependent upon contractor performance and continued funding.


  • Agency of the county or other local government
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Institutions of Higher Education; IHE(s)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Non-profit applicants must be registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State to conduct business in North Carolina, or be willing to complete the registration process in conjunction with the execution of the contract documents.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Bidder's Workshop and informational conference call will be held on September 4, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT). You can RSVP by e-mail at by September 3rd.

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend the Bidder's Workshop in person. The Bidder's Workshop will be at the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities Offices located at 3125 Poplarwood Ct., Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27604. Click here for driving directions.

If you cannot attend in person, you can connect to the informational conference call by dialing:

(877) 848-7030
Access Code: 4460894

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants interested in attending the Bidder's Workshop Information Conference Call should do the following:

1. Complete the Intent to Apply form below and return via e-mail or fax: e-mail. The Intent to Apply form is used to gauge interest and determine outreach and marketing for Council Initiatives. While it is strongly encouraged that you complete an Intent to Apply form, it is not required. Also completing an Intent to Apply form does not obligate you to submit a completed application should you determine that your organization cannot carry out the goals of the RFA.

2. Get an account on DD Suite. Go to the DD Suite website at ( Provide the basic information on the registration page and click the submit button. If you have trouble or have questions, please contact Steve Strom.

3. Submit any questions you have about this RFA via fax or email no later than September 2, 2014. Please use the subject headline, "RFA Question - Rethinking Guardianship: Building a Case For Less Restrictive Alternatives RFA "

If you need information in alternate format, or require an accommodation, please notify the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities office at least one week in advance.

Match requirement: required minimum of 25% non-federal matching funds (minimum of $25,000).

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Contact Information:

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

Steve Strom, Systems Change Manager
FAX: (919) 850-2915

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