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DD Council Innovation Grants

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The DDC is not currently accepting applications for grants. Below are the grant awards made in FY20 and FY21. Check back for opportunities in the near future and feel free to contact us at [email protected] or 202-724-8612.


FY21 Innovation Grant

Organization: Best Buddies International
Project Title: Promoting Healthy Relationships & Understanding Sexuality for DC Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Through Best Buddies Friendship Programs
Amount: $10,000
 

FY21 Grant Awarded Under the State Plan Goal of Employment

Organization: STEMSkills
Project Title: STEMSkills Online
Amount: $10,000
 

FY21 Grant Awarded Under the State Plan Goal of Employment

Organization: Advocates for Justice and Education
Project Title: IDEA Accessibility Project
Amount: $8,000

FY20 COVID-19 Relief Grants

Project ReDirect, Technology for Job Readiness and Development, $8,910
Quality Trust, Technology for Advocacy and Social Connection, $8,000
RCM of Washington, Technology for Next Chapter Book Club Participation, $3,200
SchoolTalk DC, Social Connectors to Reduce Social Isolation, $8,162
Institute for Educational Leadership, Virtual Youth Advocacy and Social Connection, $9,452

 

In total, the DD Council invested $37,724 specifically into reducing social isolation and maximizing communication during a public health emergency and $64,080 overall into these innovative ideas in our community!