National Training Initiative

The summary for the National Training Initiative grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Administration for Community Living, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
National Training Initiative: It is well documented that the United States is becoming an increasingly racially and ethnically diverse country. By 2050 there will be no ethnic majority in the United States (U.S.). There is a need to ensure that the disability community keeps pace with and is responsive to the rapidly changing demographics of the country and the UCEDDs should play a critical role in such an effort. The DD Act recognizes the important role that UCEDDs play in enhancing the diversity of the workforce, requiring that UCEDDs enhance efforts to recruit and retain underrepresented groups at all levels in order to respond to the needs of nation’s burgeoning diverse communities. It is essential now more than ever to ensure that UCEDDs are well positioned to address the unprecedented growth of diverse communities, including the growth in the number of people with disabilities, to ensure the future yields prosperity for all. To this end, UCEDDs need to know how to align their training programs and overall UCEDD organizational framework to truly reflect and respond to our nation’s rich diversity. AIDD plans to award on a competitive basis a one-year National Training Initiative grant to create a blueprint for the national network of UCEDDs that will enhance the overall diversity of the workforce and promote - through training - cultural competence at all levels. The goal for this project is to identify for the national network of UCEDDs an overall vision and goal for and strategies and structures that can be implemented to enhance diversity through training. It is anticipated that the project will engage key national organizations including the Association of University Centers on Disabilities and organizations representing culturally and linguistically diverse populations to provide a foundation for implementing the blueprint in the future.
Federal Grant Title: National Training Initiative
Federal Agency Name: Administration for Community Living
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2014-ACL-AIDD-DT-0070
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.632
CFDA Descriptions: University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service
Current Application Deadline: Jul 7, 2014 Electronically submitted applications
Original Application Deadline: Jul 7, 2014 Electronically submitted applications
Posted Date: May 21, 2014
Creation Date: May 21, 2014
Archive Date: Aug 6, 2014
Total Program Funding: $160,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $160,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $160,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Section 151(b) of the DD Act of 2000 states that from appropriations authorized under section 156(a)(1) and reserved under section 156(a)(2), grants shall be made to University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) to carry out national training initiative grants. Entities eligible to apply for funds under this funding opportunity announcement are the 67 current AIDD grantees that are designated UCEDDs. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Grant Announcement Contact
Shawn Callaway
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Administration for Community Living 202-357-3436
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