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.
Estimated Size of Grant:
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.
Steve Strom, Systems Change Manager
FAX: (919) 850-2915
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.