University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

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University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities: As defined in the DD Act of 2000, the term "developmental disabilities" means a severe, chronic disability of an individual that is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical impairments that are manifested before the individual attains age 22 and are likely to continue indefinitely. Developmental disabilities result in substantial limitations in three or more of the following functional areas: self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living and economic self-sufficiency. The DD Act of 2000 identifies a number of significant findings, including: Disability is a natural part of the human experience that does not diminish the right of individuals with developmental disabilities to enjoy the opportunity for independence, productivity, integration and inclusion into the community. Individuals whose disabilities occur during their developmental period frequently have severe disabilities that are likely to continue indefinitely. Individuals with developmental disabilities often require lifelong specialized services and assistance, provided in a coordinated and culturally competent manner by many agencies, professionals, advocates, community representatives and others to eliminate barriers and to meet the needs of such individuals and their families. The DD Act of 2000 also promotes the best practices and policies presented below: Individuals with developmental disabilities, including those with the most severe developmental disabilities, are capable of achieving independence, productivity, integration and inclusion into the community, and often require the provision of services, supports and other assistance to achieve such. Individuals with developmental disabilities have competencies, capabilities and personal goals that should be recognized, supported and encouraged, and any assistance to such individuals should be provided in an individualized manner, consistent with the unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities and capabilities of the individual. Individuals with developmental disabilities and their families are the primary decision makers regarding the services and support such individuals and their families receive, and play decision making roles in policies and programs that affect the lives of such individuals and their families. Toward these ends, AIDD seeks to support and accomplish the following: Support the increasing ability of individuals with developmental disabilities to exercise greater choice and self-determination and to engage in leadership activities in their communities; Enhance the capabilities of families in assisting individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve their maximum potential; Promote systemic change activities that ensure the active and meaningful engagement and participation of individuals with developmental disabilities in community-based programs and services; Promote the active involvement of individuals with developmental disabilities and families in all aspects of grantee programs, activities and services; Ensure the protection of the legal and human rights of individuals with developmental disabilities; Ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and their families enjoy increased and meaningful opportunities to access and use community services, individualized supports and other forms of assistance available to other individuals with developmental disabilities and their families; and Promote recruitment efforts that increase the number of individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who work with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in disciplines related to pre-service training, community training, practice, administration and policymaking.
Federal Grant Title: University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Federal Agency Name: Administration for Community Living
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2013-ACL-AIDD-DD-0041
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.632
CFDA Descriptions: University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service
Current Application Deadline: Mar 06, 2013
Original Application Deadline: Mar 06, 2013
Posted Date: Jan 14, 2013
Creation Date: Jan 14, 2013
Archive Date: Apr 05, 2013
Total Program Funding: $9,418,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $554,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $554,000
Expected Number of Awards: 17
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(a) of the DD Act of 2000 states that appropriations authorized under section 156(a)(1) of the DD Section 151(a) of the DD Act of 2000 states that appropriations authorized under section 156(a)(1) of the DD Act shall be used to make five-year grants to entities in each State designated as UCEDDs to carry out the four core functions of interdisciplinary pre-service preparation and continuing education, community services, research and information dissemination. Entities eligible to apply for funds under this program announcement are the 17 current AIDD grantees that are designated UCEDDs whose five-year funding will end on June 30, 2013. Application is limited to the 17 entities referenced in the Description. See the list below for eligible UCEDDs. 1) Children's Hospital Corporation – Massachusetts 2) Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centers 3) University of Alaska Anchorage – College of Health & Social Welfare 4) University of Connecticut Health Center 5) University of Guam 6) University of Hawaii 7) University of Illinois at Chicago 8) University of Iowa 9) University of Kentucky, Research Foundation 10) University of Maine, Office of Research & Sponsor Programs 11) University of Minnesota 12) University of Nevada – Reno 13) University of Oregon, College of Education 14) University of Puerto Rico 15) University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences 16) University of Vermont 17) Virginia Commonwealth University Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
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