The PA Developmental Disabilities Council invites you to apply for funding from our Grassroots Grants Program.   These grants encourage new ideas which we can use in our future activities and are intended either to build on work we have already done in new places and new circumstances, or “grow” ideas which may lead to larger, statewide, grants in the future.

We are also interested in work which develops “generic” change – providing benefits to people with disabilities in settings which are the same as those available to the regular community, and, if necessary, changing that generic community to meet the needs of people with disabilities.

We strongly believe that the work of “disability competence” is closely allied with the work of doing other forms of cultural competence, and so we are also interested in you telling us how your work relates to people from racial, ethnic and sexual minorities.

Your work must be substantially completed by people with developmental disabilities and their chosen family members.

To learn more about the application process, please download the application packet: