Guide

Guide  Grants and Funding Opportunities

Find information on grants, fellowships and other forms of funding to improve the lives of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Organization: Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council
Date published: September 6, 2023
Last updated: March 11, 2024

Grants

The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) offers funding opportunities that empower people with intellectual/developmental disabilities to self-advocate. As funds become available, Notices of Funds Available (NOFAs) will be added to our webpage.

All grant applications and management can be completed through DD Suite.

Barbara Wilensky Gopen Memorial Fellowship

The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Network created the Barbara Wilensky Gopen Memorial Fellowship in 2001. The fellowship honors disability advocate Barbara Wilensky Gopen. 

The Gopen Fellowship is a 1 year opportunity for individuals with developmental disabilities. If you are accepted into the fellowship, you will be called a Gopen Fellow. As a Gopen Fellow, you will come up with a project idea. Staff from the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) will help you with your project. We will help you learn leadership skills. Fellows will learn about disability policy, disability services, and disability advocacy.

The application period for the 2024-2025 Barbara Wilensky Gopen Memorial Fellowship is now open! Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 12. For more information on applying for the fellowship, please visit the page titled "Apply for the Gopen Fellowship" under Table of Contents.

Allen C. Crocker Family Fellowship

The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Network created the Allen C. Crocker Family Fellowship in 2012. The Fellowship celebrates the work of Dr. Allen C. Crocker and his devotion to families of children with disabilities.

The fellowship is a 1 year opportunity for family members of individuals with developmental disability. If you are accepted into the fellowship, you will be called a Crocker Fellow. As a Crocker Fellow, you will come up with a project idea. Staff from the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) will help you with your project. Fellows will develop leadership skills and learn about disability policy, disability services, and disability supports.

The application period for the 2024-2025 Allen C. Crocker Family Fellowship is now open! Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 12. For more information on applying for the fellowship, please visit the page titled "Apply for the Crocker Fellowship" under Table of Contents.

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