Virginia Board for People with Disabilities Requests FFY 2021 Competitive Grant Proposals The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, the state's Developmental Disabilities (DD) Council, seeks to support local, regional and/or statewide projects that encourage inclusive communities and result in changes to policies, programs, and systems through the release of its Creating Inclusive Communities Request for Proposal (RFP). The Board is seeking proposals that will create, improve or expand community supports for people with developmental disabilities, including services for people with developmental and related disabilities who live in rural areas of the Commonwealth. The Board has approximately $750,000 available for multiple projects in Virginia, and funding for individual projects under this RFP may range from $10,000 to $300,000. The Board also seeks to support a local, regional or statewide self-advocacy organization or program, through the release of its Strengthening Self-Advocacy in Virginia RFP. Projects funded through this grant program must be designed to strengthen an existing self-advocacy organization or program, led by individuals with DD, by improving the organization's skill set, structure and/or work to effect policy change. The Board has reserved total funding of up to $50,000 for one or more projects under this RFP and self-advocacy organizations or programs with statewide reach will receive preference. The 2021 RFP, forms & other important documents needed to complete an application are available at The deadline for Letters of Interest is February 1, 2021 for grant projects that will begin August 1, 2021. Grants awarded by the Board are 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Questions regarding the RFP submission process should be directed to Jason Withers, at (804) 786-9375 or by email at


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