TEXAS COUNCIL for
DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES

Funding Available

Find out about grant funding and stipend opportunities.

When funding is available, TCDD issues a Request for Applications (RFA). Applications that are submitted are reviewed and some organizations may be awarded a grant. When applicable, current and future RFAs are listed below. TCDD also provides different types of stipends and supports speakers on disability-related issues at conferences in Texas. For more information regarding applying for a grant, see Frequently Asked Questions. To make sure you never miss a new RFA announcement, subscribe to our newsletter and select “Grant Funding Opportunities” on the subscription form.

Requests For Applications

When funding is available, TCDD issues a Request for Applications (RFA) for topic-specific projects. Applications are reviewed by subject matter experts and projects are selected by our Council. All current and scheduled RFAs are listed below.

Current RFAs

Increasing Access to Information about COVID-19 Vaccines for Individuals with Disabilities
TCDD has funding available for one grant for up to $200,000 for an organization to conduct communication and marketing activities to share information and resources that will reduce barriers and lead to an increase in the number of people who receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The deadline to apply is Oct. 22, 2021.

Upcoming RFAs

Currently, no RFAs are scheduled to be posted.

Stipends

Increasing Community-Based Access to Vaccines Stipends

Increasing Community-Based Access to Vaccines Stipends are available for organizations (public, private, nonprofit, or academic) to increase the number of people who have access to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Groups that will be included in project activities include individuals with disabilities, their families, friends, caregivers, and direct-support professionals. The funding amount for these stipends is up to $15,000. Stipends will be awarded as funding is available. No stipends will be awarded after Sept. 30, 2022.

Events Stipends

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Events Stipends have been suspended until further notice. Texas organizations that conduct qualified in-state professional or informational conferences, workshops, or legislative advocacy skills training events can apply for grants to help more individuals with developmental disabilities and their family members to attend.

Disability-Related Speakers Stipends

TCDD has funds available to support presentations on disability-related issues at conferences in Texas. Funds for these grants are made available to TCDD by the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL). See Disability-Related Speakers Stipends to learn more and apply.

Translation and Interpretation Services Stipends

TCDD has funds available to support translation and interpretation services to reduce language barriers to access services and supports in Texas. Funds for these grants are also made available by ACL. To learn more and apply, see Translation and Interpretation Services Stipends.

Stay Informed

Funding opportunities for specific projects are announced on this page, through TCDD’s newsletter and social media, and in the Texas Register.

TCDD does not accept unsolicited requests for funding.

We welcome innovative ideas and suggestions of activities to implement the goals and objectives in our State Plan. Email tcdd@tcdd.texas.gov or complete our feedback form to submit your ideas.