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Grants to Nebraska Nonprofits, Agencies, Tribes, and IHEs to Enhance the Lives of People with IDD

Opportunity Subaward


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCDD)
CFDA Number: 93.630
Funding or PIN Number: RFA #5356, FAIN 2201NESCDD
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Geographic Focus
USA: Nebraska

Important Dates
Deadline: 07/07/22 Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $20,000 to Nebraska nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, tribes, and institutions of higher education for activities that enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Funding is intended to assist with innovative smaller projects in the areas of community integration and inclusion, advocacy and self-advocacy, and employment, as well as to provide informal and formal supports to these individuals and their families. Requests are strongly encouraged from organizations that employ staff with disabilities, represent linguistic and cultural minorities, and/or are located in rural or urban poverty areas.

Opportunity Subaward funds are intended to support smaller projects that do not meet the more formalized request for applications that the Council releases each year. Applicants should justify how their project supports inclusion and self-direction, as well as how the project will be sustained beyond the one-year subaward period.

Projects must address one of the following goals and objectives of the Council’s 2022-2026 Five-Year State Plan Goals and Objectives:

  • Goal 1: Employment. By 2026, the Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities (DD) will collaborate with Nebraska DD Network Partners, state agencies, community programs, and other stakeholders to provide resources and improve competitive, integrated, and meaningful opportunities for employment, including self-employment with competitive wages, for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) from diverse locations and identities.
  • Goal 2: Informal and Formal Supports. By 2026, increase and strengthen the knowledge of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families to promote and encourage informed decision making about their choices leading to improved quality of life, increased independence, productivity, and full inclusion in their communities.
  • Goal 3: Community Integration and Inclusion. By 2026, the capacity of communities and systems to fully include individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) will be increased so individuals will have opportunities for greater independence and integration.
  • Goal 4: Advocacy and Self-Advocacy. Annually, the Council will collaborate with self-advocacy organizations, Nebraska Developmental Disabilities (DD) Network Partners, State Agencies, and other stakeholders to implement and expand the tenets of self-determination, increase the ability and opportunity for individuals to advocate for themselves and others, and increase the number of individuals who meaningfully participate in policymaking and leadership roles.

For further details on goals and objectives, please see


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible entities include local governments, Indian tribes, institutions of higher education, and nonprofit organizations.

Applicants must demonstrate a working knowledge of the issues that affect individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, experience working with and/or advocating on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities, and a history of conducting education in the activity area identified in the application.

NCDD strongly encourages applications from organizations that are located in rural or urban poverty areas, organizations that employ staff with disabilities, and/or organizations that represent linguistic and cultural minorities.

Individuals and for-profit entities may not apply for this subaward funding.

NCDD subaward funds cannot be used for ongoing organizational activities; to supplant existing private, state or federal funding sources; to purchase equipment or furnishings; or to duplicate or replace existing services provided to individuals with developmental disabilities and family members.

For additional information on ineligible expenses, see

Pre-Proposal Conference
Pre-Applicant Information Session:

DHHS will host a Pre-Applicant information session via Webex on June 9, 2022, 3:00 PM CST.

At the Pre-Applicant Information Session, the POC or a designated DHHS representative will provide general information about the funding and answer questions from potential Applicants.

Entities that are interested in applying for this RFA may attend via any of the information listed below:

Webinar topic:
Pre-Applicant Information Session

Date and time:
Thursday, Jun 9, 2022 3:00 pm | (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

Join link:

Webinar number:
2482 609 0587

Webinar password:
NCDD2022 (62332022 from phones)

Join by phone
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

Access code: 248 260 90587

Pre-Application Information
Application Due Date: July 7, 2022. All Applications must be received by this date.

1. Release RFA June 1, 2022
2. Pre-Applicant Information Session June 9, 2022, 3:00 PM CST
3. Last day to submit written questions* June 16, 2022
4. State responds to written questions to be posted to the Internet at: June 23, 2022
5. Application Review Period Begins (Application due date) July 7, 2022
6. Evaluation Period July 8 – 28, 2022
7. Post “Intent to Subaward” to Internet at: August 10, 2022
8. Period of Performance Start October 1, 2022 (*The Period of Performance start may occur before a Subaward is finalized, agreed to, and executed by the parties.)

*Questions must be sent via e-mail to the DHHS. Written answers will be posted at the DHHS Website per the Schedule of Events. Written answers will become part of this RFA.

Subrecipients must agree to comply with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act. (See

Council funds provide for up to 75% of the project costs. Subrecipients must provide the remaining 25% of the project costs through cash or in-kind match.

For further information and grant related resources:

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
It is the Council's intention to award a maximum of four subawards.

Estimated Size of Grant
It is the Council's intention to award subawards for up to $20,000 each.

Term of Contract
Project activities are to begin no sooner than October 1, 2022 and end no later than September 30, 2023.

Subawards may be renewed for an additional one (1) year period, at the discretion of DHHS.

Contact Information
Applicants must submit a complete Application, including all the parts required herein, in one of three ways:

1. Electronically via email to

2. Submission directly to the POC via United States Postal Service mail to:
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Division of Operations
Office of Procurement and Grants
PO Box 94926
Lincoln, NE 68508

3. Hand delivered responses or responses delivered by FedEx or UPS should be delivered to:
ATTN: DHHS, Office of Procurement and Grants
DHHS - 3rd Floor Reception Desk
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
*Please note that hand-delivered responses cannot be accepted outside of State agency business hours, 8:00 AM CDT to 5:00 PM CDT.

Questions must be sent via e-mail to

DHHS tel. number: (402) 471-3121

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