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Accepting applications for the 2020 PADDC Community Grants Program.

The PA Developmental Disabilities Council invites you to apply for funding from our Community Grants Program. These Community Grants are intended to bring together people with and without disabilities in a local community alliance to influence social change and improve the lives of members of the community.

Community Grant projects will have the following characteristics:

  • People with developmental disabilities and/or their family members are active members who influence the group and project’s direction and participate in doing the project’s work. Actions should be completed with people with developmental disabilities, not for
  • Project activities focus on making communities better for everyone. The initiative is not about specialized responses to disability but engaging people who care about working together on local issues of common interest. This means learning to listen carefully to fellow citizens who are outside the circle of those primarily concerned with disability – as well as those who are – in order to discover what issues people care about enough to take action together.
  • Over time, projects build up local capacity for collective action by creating and strengthening continuing relationships with a variety of associations and groups. The initiative is not about single victories but building communities where people have a growing capacity to act together.
  • Projects support ways for people with developmental disabilities to do the work of active citizenship and makes what they have found available to other communities.

Submit Questions by close of business January 31, 2020
Letter of Intent due by 3 p.m. EST Friday, February 7, 2020
(more information on the process and submission information is available through the link below)

Link to read more about the Community Grants Application Process: