Apply for the Council Empowerment Funds Program

Apply for a reimbursement of up to $250 of your expenses to attend relevant conferences or other events held in Massachusetts. This grant program empowers individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to learn and grow
Apply by the 1st day of the month prior to the month in which the event occurs.

Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council

The Details of Apply for the Council Empowerment Funds Program

What you need for Apply for the Council Empowerment Funds Program

  • A copy of the brochure/application for the event

  • A brief summary describing how attending the conference or event will benefit you or others

  • A Council State Plan objective to which this event is related (document linked below)

  • A completed Council Empowerment Funds Application Form

How to apply Apply for the Council Empowerment Funds Program

Email your completed application with the attached brochure and summary to harold.lieberman@state.ma.us.

 

Mail your completed application with the attached brochure and summary to:

Attn: Harold Lieberman, Council Empowerment Funds Coordinator

Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council

108 Myrtle Street, Suite 202

Quincy, MA 02171

 

Fax your completed application with the attached brochure and summary to (617) 770-1987.

 

Hand-deliver your completed application with the attached brochure and summary to Harold Lieberman at:

Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council

108 Myrtle Street, Suite 202

Quincy, MA 02171

 

Next steps for Apply for the Council Empowerment Funds Program

  1. Submission Confirmation

    You will be notified within 14 days that we have your application. If you aren’t, please contact us to make sure that we have it.

    Reimbursement

    If we approve your application, you will get:

    • A letter showing your approved award amount

    • A W9 form

    • A satisfaction survey to fill out after the event

     

  2. Within 30 days after the event, please send us:

    • A written request for reimbursement

    • Any accompanying paid receipts from the event

    • A completed W9 form

    • A completed satisfaction survey

    Follow-Up Survey

    About 6 months after you receive the funds, we will send you a voluntary follow-up survey. This survey helps us see the impact our support has on you in achieving greater independence, productivity, and inclusion. Though the survey is voluntary, you must complete it to be able to get funding in the future.

     

More info for Apply for the Council Empowerment Funds Program

Only Massachusetts residents can receive funds.

Council approval of funding for any event is not an endorsement of the event or of organizations sponsoring or involved in the event.

The Council will provide a maximum of $750.00 per event regardless of how many people apply for that event.  If more than 3 eligible applications are approved for the same event, the amount of funds awarded for each individual approved application will be reduced (less than the maximum $250).

Limitations

  • Standard Mileage Rate: $0.45/mile

  • Standard Meal Rate: $30.00/day (only reimbursable for multi-day events requiring an overnight stay)

  • Education Materials: There is no reimbursement for event materials, including, but not limited to, books and videos.
     


 

Downloads for Apply for the Council Empowerment Funds Program

Contact for Apply for the Council Empowerment Funds Program

Address
108 Myrtle Street, Suite 202, , Quincy, MA 02171-1791
Fax
(617) 770-1987
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