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NJCDD FY-2018 Grant Opportunities

In accordance with the goals outlined in the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities’ 5-Year Plan for 2017-2021, the Council is currently accepting grant proposals in Disability Transportation.

In order for grant proposals to be considered, prospective grantees MUST submit proposals to the NJCDD by Monday, March 19 (please see the full grant timeline outlined below).  Prospective grantees will be required to fill out the NJCDD’s Grant Proposal Form for FY-2018 as well as a Budget Narrative, both of which are available to download below.

Entities who have never applied for NJCDD grants in the past are strongly encouraged to download and review the Council’s Effective Grant Writing guide and NJCDD Grant Budget Tips, both also available below, in order to ensure that new grant proposals are completed correctly and in full.


All grant proposals MUST be received by the NJCDD by 3:00pm on Monday, March 19, 2018.  Proposals MUST be submitted by mail to the following:

The NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities
c/o Frank Latham, Grants Manager
20 West State Street, PO Box 700, Trenton, NJ 08625-0700

Please send three (3) printed and signed copies of each proposal submitted,
along with a digital copy on flash drive.

NJCDD FFY-2018 Disability Transportation Grant Timeline

February 02, 2018   Notice of Funds Available submitted to the public
March 19, 2018        Grant Proposals due back to the NJCDD by 3:00pm
April 15, 2018           Successful proposals selected by NJCDD Grants Committee
May 24, 2018            Successful proposals submitted to full Council membership for final vote
May 25, 2018            Notice of Award sent to successful grant applicants
July 01, 2018             Grant funds distributed to successful grantee

FFY-2018 Grant Application Questions

In an effort to provide equal assistance to all grant applicants, the NJCDD will address any questions submitted by prospective grantees and provide answers on the
Grant Application Questions page.

Any questions relating to the NJCDD’s FY-2018 grant forms or the grant process in general may be submitted in writing to the NJCDD’s Grants Manager, Frank Latham, at

Mini Grants

The NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities introduced a mini-grant process in FY-2016 to encourage new and innovative local activity that will result in meaningful benefits for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Download forms

Mini Grant Application Form
Budget Tips

Disability Transportation Advocacy

The NJCDD is seeking proposals for the development and implementation of a comprehensive advocacy strategy, including the development of training and materials, to address the current weaknesses in the system of transportation for people with disabilities.

Assess statewide training and information available for families and advocates in the area of transportation. Advocate statewide for clear policies based on the principle that transportation should be available, including State, County, City and Private Sector to accommodate the lives and needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Implementation Targets
Using information gathered and developed in prior Council projects; assess the current state of transportation for people with disabilities in New Jersey.

Develop and implement a transportation advocacy plan with a goal of measurably improving transportation availability to accommodate the lives of adults with physical, behavioral, and/or intellectual disabilities; and students with disabilities who are transitioning into adult life.  The advocacy plan must include the active participation of families and self-advocates.

Develop material and training for families that will enable them to advocate for themselves in the New Jersey transportation system.  All materials developed and training delivered must also be developed and available for presentation in Spanish and at least one other language commonly used in New Jersey, with input and approval.  All material and presentations must also be developed and delivered in accessible formats.

The NJCDD will accept proposals with budgets up to $100,000

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