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Grants to New York Nonprofits and IHEs to Support Youth with Disabilities and Their Families

Youth Advocacy and Leadership Network Grants


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC)
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Geographic Focus
USA: New York CityNew York

Important Dates
LOI Date: 04/07/16
Deadline: 05/06/16 3:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to New York nonprofits and IHEs to develop and support an advocacy network to provide ongoing advocacy skill development and mentoring for transition-aged youth with developmental and other disabilities ages 14-24 and provide related training for family caregivers. April 7 is the LOI due date.

The grant will be in the amount of $1,250,000 ($250,000 per year for a five year period). Additionally, a second grantee will be funded in the amount of $250,000 ($50,000 per year for a five year period) to provide support, technical assistance, evaluation and sustainability planning to the grantee developing the New York State Youth Advocacy and Leadership Network.


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

Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Nonprofit organizations
- Public or private institutions, such as universities, colleges, hospitals
- Disability-service organizations
- Community-based organizations
- Consortia, groups or partnerships among organizations

Note: the lead applicant cannot be a for-profit organization; however, for-profit organizations may serve as sub-contractors to the lead applicant.

Pre-Application Information
Not-for-profits must register in the Grants Gateway and complete the Vendor Prequalification process. For more information and to register, go to

All interested applicants are required to submit by mail to the address below or electronically a one-page letter of intent by 3:00 PM on April 7.

For more information, see the RFP at

Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
$1,250,000 over five years, and $250,000 over five years.

Term of Contract
Five years.

Contact Information
Robin Hickey

NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
One Commerce Plaza, Suite 1230
Albany, NY 12210

RFP & Supporting Documents
Full Grant Text RFP

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