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Central New York (CNY) Family Support Services

Grants to Central New York Nonprofits and Agencies to Assist
Disadvantaged Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

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New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) - Developmental Disabilities Regional Office (DDRO) - Region 2, and Central New York DDRO Family Support Services (FSS) Advisory Council

Deadline Date:

04/26/19 11:00 AM ET


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Grants to Central New York nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible counties for ongoing services assisting residents with developmental disabilities. Funding is intended to support both new and existing programs that serve disadvantaged individuals residing at home with their families. Eligible counties are Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, and Oneida Counties (Eastern Region), and Cayuga, Cortland, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties (Western Region).

The goal of family support services is to assist families to remain intact for as long as they desire and avoid unnecessary out of home placement. To be eligible for the funding program, individuals must have OPWDD eligibility at the time of receiving services.

For both CNY Family Support Services Eastern and Western Regions, funding available will be awarded for programs that meet one or more of the following needs:

1. Behavior Management
2. Recreation
3. Transportation
4. Services to High-Needs Populations
5. Expansion to an existing program

For a detailed description of each of these program areas, see URL for Full Text below.

For the Western Region only, funding available will be awarded for programs in the area of Family Reimbursement that serve primarily Onondaga County, although funding can be used to meet needs across the four-county region.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185611

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Total Estimated Funding for this program is available as follows:

1. Eastern Region (Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, and Oneida Counties): $91,283
2. Western Region (Cayuga, Cortland, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties): $244,262
- The Family Reimbursement category shall not exceed $60,784 of the funding available in the Western Region; actual funds awarded may be less than this amount.

In the event that the total amount of funding is not awarded in one region for whatever reason, the remaining dollars can be moved and awarded in another region within Central New York as indicated above.

Term of Contract:

Anticipated program start-up for successful applicants will be 10/1/2019.

Awards will result in the development of a multiyear contract for up to five years. Individual contracts may be less than five years to coincide with the calendar year or existing contract term.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only incorporated not-for-profit agencies or other governmental agencies may apply.

Proposals must be for projects or services intended to serve individuals who live at home with their families and who have established OPWDD eligibility.

Proposals that do not adequately demonstrate unmet needs may result in a lower score. Awarded proposals will not have the option to be converted to Waiver Respite Services. Proposals that appear to supplement, enhance, or mirror a Waiver Respite Program will not be considered for funding.

Proposals for Family Reimbursement programs will not be considered for funding in the Eastern Region under this RFP.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Grantee webinars are scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday to teach Grantees how to apply for a Grant Opportunity.

For more information and registration, see:

Pre-Application Information:


- Questions Due Date: Friday, March 29, 2019 11:00 AM
- Questions and Answers Posting Date: April 5, 2019 12:00 AM
- Applications (Letter of Intent) Due: Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM ET
- Tentative award letters: Week of May 28, 2019
- Anticipated Program Start Date: October 1, 2019

For questions regarding the RFP or the development of your proposal, please email questions and inquiries to Jodi McNally (see second email address in Contact Information below). All inquiries must be received on or before 11:00am on 3/29/19. Official responses to all inquiries will be uploaded to Grants Gateway by 4/5/19 at 4:00pm.

All required components of applications must be entered into the Grants Gateway by the date and time above for further consideration. Mailed, emailed, hand delivered, or faxed submissions will not be accepted.

Both registration and prequalification must be completed by not-for-profit organizations before the application is submitted. Registration is NOT an online process. Register now to allow time for processing!! Failure to do so will mean that their applications will not be reviewed.

For additional information on registration and prequalification, please visit Grants Management Website at: and

Agencies can submit more than one proposal if they choose to do so.

Contact Information:

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

Online application portal:

Jodi McNally, FSS Coordinator

For questions and inquiries about the RFP, email

For technical questions regarding Grants Gateway, please contact the Helpdesk at 518-474-5595 or

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Central New York