Request for Proposals
The Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council (VTDDC) is seeking to fund a position for a Coordinator who would support and strengthen Vermont’s Cross-Disability Movement. This funding is intended to support a new position, rather than underwrite an existing position. Organizations interested in overseeing this position are invited to apply following the stipulations in this RFP. This grant would provide $25,000 for the first six (6) months, renewable for up to four (4) years at a minimum of $50,000 annually, based on performance and the availability of federal funds.
The Disability Rights Movement (DRM) -- and its corollary, the Independent Living Movement -- began in the 1970's. DRM advocates sought acknowledgement of the needs of people living with a disability and championed the right of people with
VTDDC believes there is strength in a disciplined, well-organized coalition of individuals and organizations that advocate at all levels of government for policies and practices that protect and advance the rights of people who live with a disability.
|This project with assist VTDDC in implementing Goal 2 of its Five-Year State Plan:|
"VTDDC will nurture and support a powerful movement of self-advocates and family members prepared to advocate for policies, programs, and funding that realize the vision of the Federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 [42 USC 15,001 et seq. (2000)]."
Proposals may be submitted according to these guidelines by any non-profit organization with experience in collaborating across disability groups in Vermont.
What does the State of Vermont Grant Agreements Attachments look like if you were to recieve the award?
- The Vermont Self-Advocacy Project grant has been awarded to the Green Mountain Self Advocates.
- The Cross-Disability Coordinator grant has been awarded to the Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights.