TEXAS COUNCIL for
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TCDD Announces Funding Available

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The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) has issued Requests for Applications (RFA) for two grant opportunities.

These grants will create resources and support for Texans with developmental disabilities (DD) to fully participate in the care of aging parents or family caregivers and to cope with experiences of grief and loss. The deadline to apply for both RFAs was 11:59 p.m. CT on Nov. 15, 2022. 

You can learn more about these RFAs on the TCDD Funding Available page and find details on how to apply for them

The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) has issued Requests for Applications (RFA) for two new grant opportunities. These grants will create resources and support for Texans with developmental disabilities (DD) to fully participate in the care of aging parents or family caregivers and to cope with experiences of grief and loss. The deadline to apply for both RFAs is 11:59 p.m. CT on Nov. 15, 2022. 

You can learn more about these RFAs on the TCDD Funding Available page and find details on how to apply for them

Adults With DD Supporting Aging Family Members

Today, people with DD are living longer than previous generations. People with DD are also more frequently outliving parents and family members who have been primary caregivers. Parents and family members may need their own care and support to address physical, cognitive, and other age-related needs.

TCDD has funding available for one organization to develop educational resources to support people with DD to fully participate in the care of parents or family caregivers who are aging.

The purpose of this RFA is to:

  • support people with DD to better understand and participate in caring for aging family members and caregivers;
  • promote person-directed communication with family; and
  • strengthen networks for people with DD to better connect with each other and meet the needs of their aging family members and caregivers.

 

TCDD has approved funding for up to $125,000 for up to five years. Learn more and apply.  

Coping with Grief and Loss

All people are confronted with grief and loss at some point in their lives. People may experience grief and loss due to personal circumstances such as the loss of a family member or friend, or the loss of a home, job, or class at school. People may also experience grief and loss due to circumstances affecting many people at the same time, including natural disasters such as a tornado, a hurricane, or public health emergencies. 

In recent years, people with DD have been forced to cope with enormous amounts of grief and loss as the community has faced one of the highest mortality rates of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been compounded by general isolation during lockdowns and by the occurrences that can be associated with risk factors related to some disabilities.

TCDD has funding available for one organization to develop and distribute educational resources that provide information on coping with grief and loss for people with DD. The purpose of this RFA is to provide people with DD with the tools and support needed to navigate these experiences.

TCDD has approved funding for up to $125,000 for up to five years. Learn more and apply.

How to Apply

Applications 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.

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