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Along the Way Transition Resource Guide Distribution

Grant to a Nebraska Nonprofit, For-Profit, Agency, or IHE to Develop
Training Programs for Professionals Working with Individuals with I/DD

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Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health - Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCDD)

Deadline Date:

07/29/19 11:59 PM


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Grant of up to $45,000 to a Nebraska nonprofit, for-profit, local or state agency, or IHE to develop training programs for professionals working with individuals with disabilities and their families. Funding is intended to enable providers to offer adult living resources and information to individuals who are transitioning from special education services.

These trainings will be focused on professionals in the disability field and should include teachers, Educational Service Units, advocacy organizations, DD providers, Nebraska VR staff, and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities and Early Development Network Service Coordinators. Participants, in turn, will train families and self-advocates in their communities on the guides.

The applicant’s proposal in response to this RFA should include the following components:

- Development of a curriculum based on the Along the Way transition guides that will be used as a train-the-trainer tool to teach the professionals noted above how to use the guides in order to build capacity across the state. These professionals should be provided with the knowledge necessary to provide training to parents, self-advocates, and others in their communities.
- Research and identify experts in ten areas of the state to be trained in the use of the guides to include transition outcomes. A minimum of ten training sessions must be conducted. At least one training must be held in the following areas: the Omaha metro area and Lincoln, as well as locations in Nebraska’s southeast, northeast, central, western, and panhandle regions to ensure reaching the greatest number of potential trainees across the state.
- Explore and take into consideration other initiatives across the state and encourage collaboration and partnerships to avoid a duplication of efforts.
- Provide a timeline of project activities, including an approximation of where and when the train-the-trainer sessions would occur.
- Training should make an effort to recruit staff from the Nebraska Early Development Network to ensure outreach to young families of children with disabilities.
- Line Item Budget will include costs for printing of the guides for use at the training and for additional copies to be available for trainees to take with them after the training to begin distributing the guides as they train families in their communities.
- Seek feedback, suggestions, and recommendations from project participants on changes that could be made to the Along the Way guides.
- Provide a brief description of work that would be addressed in a second year if an additional year of funding would be requested. During the second year of the project, a portion of the subaward funds would be allocated to update the guides with the most current information, resources, terms and definitions.

For a list of project specific requirements, see the URL For Full Text link below.

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GrantWatch ID#: 186336

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Number of Grants:

Money is available to fund one project.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum of $45,000

Term of Contract:

Projects will begin no earlier than October 1, 2019 and must be completed by September 30, 2020.

One additional year of funding may be available. In order to receive continuation funding, the subrecipient must demonstrate appropriate activities in the previous year and must submit an application to be approved by members of the Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities for the following year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are profit and nonprofit entities, state agencies, institutions of higher education, or local subdivisions of government.

Applicants must demonstrate a working knowledge of the issues that affect people with developmental disabilities and their families, experience working with and/or advocating on behalf of people 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.

Council subaward funds cannot be used for the following:

- Construction or renovation costs
- Direct services for people with developmental disabilities (unless these services are part of a model demonstration).

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 people with developmental disabilities and family members.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline to submit applications: Applications must be submitted through DD Suite by 11:59 PM on Monday, July 29, 2019.

Applicants notified of decision: August 30, 2019.

Applicants are required to provide a 25% match of the funds requested. The match can be either cash or in-kind. Cash match is support provided to a project by an agency that they would have to pay for. Examples include part of someone’s salary, rental space, or postage. In-kind match examples are donated time or items such as volunteer time or copying provided by a business.

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All questions regarding this grant solicitation must be submitted in writing via email to Joni Dulaney, NCDD Program Specialist, at

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USA: Nebraska

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