The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) is seeking applications from individuals who are interested in serving on panels that review grant proposals.
TCDD’s mission is to create change so that all people with disabilities are fully included in their communities and exercise control over their own lives. To achieve this mission, TCDD provides grant funding for projects throughout the state of Texas. When TCDD makes grant funds available, we issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) and qualified proposals are reviewed by an independent grant review panel.
Members of the grant review panel independently evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the proposals before participating in a group meeting via teleconference. Ultimately, the panel develops funding recommendations for the Council to consider.
Grant review panels generally consist of three to five people. Review panel members may include:
- family members of people with disabilities,
- professionals in the disability field, and/or
- others who have expertise around a certain topic.
TCDD strives to assemble grant review panels that are as diverse as possible so that multiple points of view are represented in the discussion. Individuals who have experience in reviewing grant proposals or other types of applications are a plus. While TCDD funds projects that address various disability-related topics, in the coming months TCDD plans to issue the following RFPs:
- TCDD Policy Fellows
- Research of Substance Use Disorder & People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Complex Mental Health Needs
- Prevention & Response to Sexual Offenses
Grant review panel members receive compensation for reviewing proposals, participating in meetings, and travel and per diem, if necessary.