Inclusive Communities Grants

Inclusive Communities Grants

The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities is seeking Letters of Interest in response to two Competitive Requests for Proposal (RFPs). Approximately $400,000 is available for multiple awards. Grant projects will begin October 1, 2017, and are 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental of Disabilities.

The first RPF is Inclusive Communities Grant Program - Phase II.  The focus areas for grant awards in this RFP are: integrated, competitive employment, person-centered healthcare, and affordable, accessible housing.

The second RFP is Strengthening Self-Advocacy in Virginia Competitive Mini Grants. The Board has committed approximately $45,000 for up to three awards of no more than $15,000 each. Applications will be accepted from self-advocacy organizations led by people with DD or self-advocacy programs led by people with DD that exist within an umbrella organization.  Funding will be considered for activities designed to strengthen the organization and/or program by enhancing leadership skill sets, organizational structure, and work to effect policy change.
The 2017 RFPs, Letter of Interest (LOI) form & other important documents needed to complete an application are available at The deadline for Letters of Interest is April 24, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. ET. Letters that are late will not be considered.

Applicants are required to register with the Board's DD Suite system in order to submit an LOI. This is a new process and details for registration are available on our website. Questions regarding application submission processes or the RFPs should be directed to Jason Withers at (804) 786-9375 or by email at

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