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DD Council Innovation Grants

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The DDC is not currently accepting applications for Innovation Grants. Below are the grant awards made in FY20 and FY21. 

Check back for opportunities in the near future.


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

 

Organization Name of project Grant
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 into reducing social isolation and maximizing communication during the public health emergency!

 


FY20 Innovation Grant Winners

Organization: Advocates for Justice and Education

Project Title: IDEA Accessibility Project

Amount: $8,000


FY20 COVID-19 Relief Grants

 

Organization Name of project Grant
L'Arche My Voice: Amplifying the Voice of People with ID in the Medical System $20,000.00
Institute for Educational Leadership Youth Advocacy & Leadership: Creating a Toolkit for Legislative Advocacy $18,689.25
RCM of Washington Social Circle Peer Mentoring Program $8,625.00
DC Association for Special Education Promoting Healthy Relationships with DC Youth with DD $5,765.75
The Arc of DC Increasing Employment in the Ethiopian Community $11,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In total, the DD Council invested $64,080 into these innovative ideas in our community!