Mini-Grants Available for Self-Advocacy Groups

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The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) is dedicated to supporting self-advocacy in Texas. However, some self-advocacy groups in the state are small or in the early stages of development. These smaller or newer groups may need a greater organizational structure to have a greater impact in the community and support their members to live independent and productive lives.

TCDD issued a Request for Applications (RFA) for Self-Advocacy Group Mini-Grants. Through these grants, local self-advocacy groups will build their organizational capacity and expand their impact.

Self-advocacy groups can use these funds to strengthen their group to become more established, develop community partnerships, conduct formal activities, and ultimately expand their role and impact. The groups will identify and achieve at least one major activity that will put them in a position to pursue more significant activities or grants. Self-advocacy groups can apply for these grants or they can partner with another organization that can receive and disburse funds.

The funding amount for this RFA is $15,000 for up to 12 months. Funding is available for up to 10 projects.

Key Dates & Deadlines

There are two deadlines for this RFA. The first deadline is 11:59 p.m. Central Time (CT) on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Applications submitted by this time may be reviewed at the February 2022 Council Meeting. Applications for the second deadline are due by 11:59 p.m. CT on Monday, April 4, 2022, and may be reviewed at the May 2022 Council Meeting. Review dates are subject to change. Late applications will not be accepted.

TCDD will hold a webinar to provide more information about TCDD’s processes for application review and grant awards. Attendance is not required in order to apply. The informative webinar was on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. 

Email all questions regarding this RFA to apply@tcdd.texas.gov by 5 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021. The estimated date for posting questions and answers for this RFA is Monday, Dec. 27, 2021.

RFA deadlines have passed. You may learn more by reading the info below and sending an email.

How to Apply

Proposals must be submitted through SM Apply. To learn more about TCDD’s RFAs, including the application process and what is required of grantees, visit the How to Apply webpage.