Grant Opportunities

The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities offers small grants to individuals or groups to support disability related activities and initiatives that help achieve the Council's mission of "Dignity, Full Rights of Citizenship, Equal Opportunities, and Full Participation for All New Hampshire Citizens with Developmental Disabilities." The following types of grants are available, subject to available funds.

Small Grants for Community Projects and Educational Programs

The Council provides grants of up to $1000 to support community projects or educational programs that help achieve goals and objectives in the Council's five-year-plan.

Community Projects - Small Community Grants may be used to support community projects that help achieve goals in the Council's five-year plan. Projects should:

  • Provide individuals with developmental disabilities with opportunities to be a part of community life;
  • Foster new and different ways to -
    • Help address a barrier or challenge facing people with disabilities,
    • Serve more people; or
    • Improve quality of life; or
  • Educate the public and change the way people think about people with disabilities.

 

Educational Programs - Small Community Grants may be used to develop or offer conferences, trainings or other disability-related educational events in New Hampshire to:

  • Educate people with developmental disabilities and their families about specific disabilities and develop their leadership skills and ability to advocate for themselves and others, or
  • Educate professionals in all fields who serve and support people with disabilities to -
    • Provide greater understanding of disabilities;
    • Expand community capacity; and
    • Promote promising practices.
  • Ensure the promotion and support of integrated, inclusive settings and activities.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL GRANT REQUESTS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN A TIMELY MANNER, AND AT LEAST 60 DAYS PRIOR TO AN EVENT TO ALLOW ADEQUATE TIME FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL. THANK YOU.

Small Grants for Youth and Young Adults

The Council provides grants of up to $500 per project to teens or young adults, ages 14 - 21, who want to make their schools or communities more welcoming to people of all abilities. A team or committee must be formed that includes at least one teen or young adult with a disability in a leadership role and one adult support person. Projects should:

  1. Address some barrier or challenge that teens or young people with disabilities currently face, or support them in advocating for themselves; or
  2. Focus on the importance of building relationships by taking part in everyday activities with others in their schools and communities.

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Small Grants for Personal Education and Leadership Development Program

The Council provides grants of up to $250 for individuals with developmental disabilities and family members to attend conferences and workshops of local, regional or national significance in order to increase their understanding of information and issues pertinent to promoting their ability to lead more inclusive, self-directed lives in their community. These applications can be submitted at any time before the event or activity. Approval of such requests shall be based in part on the needs of the individual applicant and the availability of funds.

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