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One of the ways the NJCDD works to promote the goals and objectives in its five-year plan is by offering grants to organizations and programs that are true innovators in providing services to people with developmental disabilities. Each fiscal year, the Council accepts proposals from qualified applicants. Once grant proposals are evaluated, grants may be awarded on single or multi-year bases.
When selecting programs to support, the NJCDD searches for new, creative, and sustainable programs that broaden opportunities for people with developmental disabilities in New Jersey.
The following is a list of the programs and organizations that are currently receiving grants from the NJCDD.
Community Options, Inc.
Innovative initiatives to address challenges and barriers to transportation for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (i/dd) in New Jersey
Community Options, Inc. was awarded a grant to implement Autobility NJ. The goal is to improve access to transportation for individuals with disabilities so they can become more self-sufficient. Read More
Supportive Housing Association (SHA)
Innovative initiatives to provide services to facilitate and expand the development of community-based housing for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities I/DD) in New Jersey
The Supportive Housing Association (SHA) was awarded a grant to enhance the housing-related knowledge of support coordinators, support brokers, and other professionals who assist people with IDD and their families. Read More
Best Buddies International, Inc.
Innovative initiatives to increase meaningful competitive employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in New Jersey
Best Buddies International, Inc. was awarded a grant to increase meaningful competitive employment for people with IDD in New Jersey in new and exciting business settings. Best Buddies will deliver pre-employment transition services to 25 transition age students. Read More
New Jersey Association of Community Providers (NJACP)
Coalition for a DSP Living Wage
The goal of this project is to build and grow a strategic coalition to create urgency around the issue of direct support professional (DSP) wages, and build pressure that compels policymakers to move it forward. Read More
Addressing Barriers to Quality Dental Care for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in New Jersey
The goal of this one-year project is to assess barriers to quality dental care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Read More
Supportive Housing Association
Building the Foundation for Housing Opportunities for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The goal of this project is to advance New Jersey’s practices and performance in the provision of community-based housing for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Read More
Community Access Unlimited (CAU)
SEVA – Special Education Volunteer Advocate Training
The goal of this project is to establish a Special Education Volunteer Advocates (SEVA) program building on their existing 6-part Resource Parent Training Program. Read More
The Arc of New Jersey
Training and Resource Databank
The goals of this project are to research the training resources currently available to individuals, families, and disability advocates in NJ, develop an accessible online databank of those resources, identify gaps in the training and materials, and develop recommendations to address those gaps. Access DD Training Resources
Rutgers University – Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)
In Their Own Words: Transportation Issuesand Obstacles Facing People with Developmental Disabilities
The goal of this project is to undertake direct research with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), including those living in developmental centers, in order to develop a comprehensive In Their Own Words Report on the issue of transportation and how it affects people with I/DD. Read More
The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
Building Capacity to Improve Adult Health Care for Patients with I/DD
The goal of this project is to impart and improve the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of health care providers; leading to improved health care for adults with I/DD. Read More