Each year, TCDD funds approximately 35 to 45 grants. When funds are available, TCDD issues a Request for Applications (RFA). Applications that are submitted are reviewed and some organizations may be awarded a grant. When applicable, current and future RFAs are listed below. TCDD also provides events stipends and supports speakers on disability-related issues at conferences in Texas. For more information regarding applying for a grant, see the Frequently Asked Questions webpage.
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Requests For Applications
TCDD issues RFAs every quarter, and the order is subject to change. TCDD plans to issue the following RFAs:
- Leadership and Advocacy Training by a Local Self-Advocacy Organization RFA (second posting)
- Sexual Assault Prevention and Response RFA (second posting)
- Capacity Building Mini-Grants: Self-Advocacy Groups (second posting)
- Community Inclusion Mini-Grants (second posting)
- Capacity Building Mini-Grants: Culturally Diverse Groups (second posting)
- My Day, My Way Mini-Grants (second posting)
- TCDD Journalism Fellows RFA
- Next Generation Engagement RFA
Texas organizations that conduct qualified in-state professional or informational conferences, workshops or legislative advocacy skills training events can apply for grants to help more individuals with developmental disabilities and their family members to attend. To learn more, read the Events Stipends webpage for details.
Disability-Related Speakers Stipends
TCDD has funds available to support presentations on disability-related issues at conferences in Texas. Funds for these grants are made available to TCDD by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. For details, read the Disability-Related Speakers Stipends webpage.
Translation and Interpretation Services Stipends
TCDD has funds available to support translation and interpretation services to reduce linguistic barriers to access services and supports in Texas. Funds for these grants are made available to TCDD by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. See the Translation and Interpretation Services Stipends webpage for details.
TCDD does not accept unsolicited requests for funding. Funding opportunities for specific projects are announced on this page, through TCDD’s subscriber e-list and social media, and in the Texas Register.
TCDD welcomes innovative ideas and suggestions of activities to implement the Goals and Objectives in the TCDD State Plan. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the online Unsolicited Ideas Form to submit ideas for future activities.