The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) announces grant funding opportunities to support four activities identified in the MDDC’s 2017 State Plan:  

Conduct trainings to underserved families and/or transition aged youth from linguistic and cultural minority communities to actively participate in their IEP (Individualized Education Plan) goals and meetings.

  1. Educate families about respite services, sibling support and/or other system support networks.
  2. Educate underserved families from linguistic and cultural minority communities about MassHealth and Autism insurance.
  3. Educate individuals and families about housing options, support services and systems advocacy around housing.

The MDDC will award a minimum of one grant for each of the four target areas.  Selected grantees will be awarded up to $20,000 for projects beginning on or after August 1, 2017 and ending no later than June 30, 2018. 

The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, June 7, 2017.  State agencies, 501(c) (3) non-profit organizations and public educational institutions based in Massachusetts are eligible to apply.  

For more information, go to the DD Suite website at  and click on “Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council” under Notices of Funds Available.

The MDDC is undertaking an initiative to diversify our membership.  We are seeking individuals from diverse backgrounds interested in supporting the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities.

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El Consejo está llevando a cabo una iniciativa para diversificar nuestra membresía. Estamos buscando a personas de diversos orígenes que están interesadas en apoyar la inclusión de personas con discapacidades.

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