Current Grant Projects

TCDD grant projects address a variety of needs and areas of focus across the state — including competitive employment, education, health and fitness, positive behavioral interventions and supports, inclusive faith-based communities, local advocacy networks, leadership training, strengthening communities, and cultural competence and sensitivity.

Area of EmphasisGrant Project Profile WebpageCounties Served
Community InclusionBest Buddies International, Inc. — Community Inclusion ProjectHarris County
Community InclusionThe Arc of the Capital Area — Community Inclusion ProjectThe Arc of the Capital Area — Community Inclusion Project
Community SupportUMass Medical School — Statewide Community Services Peer-Support SpecialistsBrazos, Jefferson, and Uvalde counties
Community SupportREACH Families — Culturally Appropriate Family SupportsCollin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant 
Community Support / Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills TrainingWest Central Texas Regional Foundation — Leadership Development and Advocacy Training in Rural AreasBrown, Coleman, Comanche, and Runnels
Cross CuttingTexas Parent to Parent — Transition CenterSouth Central Texas
Cross CuttingTexas Advocates — Next Chapter Book ClubBee, Dallas, McLennan, Williamson, and Wilson counties
Cross Cutting / Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills TrainingImagine Art — Peer Support Specialist Living in CommunityTravis
EducationThe Arc of Texas — The Whole Person TrainingStatewide
EducationThe Arc of Texas — Partners in Disability Leadership
Statewide
EducationTexas Tech University — Facts of Life Project
Statewide
EducationTexas Parent to Parent — Developmental Disabilities Policy FellowStatewide
EducationTexas State Independent Living Council — Transportation Works Accessible Transportation SummitsGalveston, Hidalgo, McLennan, Travis 
EducationPaso del Norte Children’s Development Center — Border Voices on Disability Policy Fellowship
El Paso
EducationLiteracy United — Reading for All
Tarrant
EducationFamily to Family Network — Developmental Disabilities Policy FellowsBrazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller Counties
EducationAlamo Area Council of Governments — Support and Empowerment for Older Adults with IDD and their CaregiversBexar
EducationProject Amistad — The ADTRC Peer Support Specialist Network (PSS-Institutions)El Paso
EducationTexas Tech University — Project TEDDStatewide
EducationUMass Medical School — Texas Sexual Assault Response and PreventionStatewide
Education / Promote Advocacy Including Self AdvocacyTexas State Independent Living Council — Peer Support Specialists for Individuals Living in InstitutionsTaylor, Shackelford, Callahan, Stephens, Eastland, Jones, Cameron, Starr, Willacy, Duval, Jim Hogg, Hidalgo, Webb, and Zapata
Education / Promote Advocacy Including Self AdvocacyTexas State Independent Living Council — Leadership Development and Advocacy Training in Rural AreasTaylor, Shackelford, Callahan, Stephens, Eastland, Jones, Cameron, Starr, Willacy, Duval, Jim Hogg, Hidalgo, Webb, and Zapata
EmploymentnonPareil Institute — My Day, My Way Project
Travis County
Health and FitnessSpecial Olympics Texas — Healthy LEAPStatewide
Health CareUMass Medical School — Complex Mental Health Needs and People With IDDStatewide
Health CareBaylor College of Medicine — Advancing Behavioral Health IntegrationHouston
Health CareUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center — Research of Substance-Use Disorder in People With IDDStatewide
Health CareBaylor College of Medicine — Transition to Adult Care Mentorship
Harris
Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills TrainingTexas Tech University — Project Leadership ChallengeStatewide
Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills TrainingTexas Partners in Policymaking Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills Training ProjectStatewide
Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills TrainingSAFE Alliance — Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills TrainingTravis 
Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills TrainingPaso del Norte Children’s Development Center — Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills TrainingEl Paso
Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills TrainingMounting Horizons — Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills TrainingGalveston
Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills TrainingFamily to Family Network — Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills TrainingBrazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Waller
Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills TrainingEducational Programs Inspiring Communities — Youth Leadership DevelopmentHarris
Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills TrainingEaster Seals Central Texas — Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills TrainingStatewide
Meaningful DayThe Arc of the Capital Area — Meaningful Day ProjectTravis and Williamson counties
Meaningful DayReach Unlimited — Meaningful Day ProjectHarris and Waller counties
Meaningful DayCommunity Healthcore — Meaningful Day ProjectBowie, Cass, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Panola, Red River, Rusk, and Upshur counties.
Meaningful DayBest Buddies — Meaningful Day ProjectDallas and Harris counties
Outreach & DevelopmentDowns In Motion — Outreach and Development ProjectEl Paso
Outreach and DevelopmentDominique Cares — Outreach and Development ProjectCollin
Promote Advocacy Including Self AdvocacyTexas Advocates — Peer Support Specialists for Individuals Living in InstitutionsTravis and Bexar