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NCCDD Announces RFA for Community Living Mini-Grants

RFA – 2024.2: Community Living Mini-Grants

Copy of RFA

The funding for this RFA will be no less than $5,000.00 per project and up to $25,000.00 per project for the period beginning no earlier than November 1, 2023 and ending August 31, 2024.  There is a minimum of 25% non-federal matching funds requirement, and the actual amount depends on how much funding the applicant requests.  

If you have any questions regarding this RFA packet or using DD Suite, please contact Philip Woodward, Systems Change Manager via e-mail at RFAinfo@nccdd.org or (919) 518-9525, Video Phone or (984) 920-8212, Caption Call phone.

Bidders’ Workshop & Informational Conference

The Bidders' Workshop session was held on Thursday, September 7, 2023. You can view the recorded session here:

Technical Assistance Session for Applicants

NCCDD hosted a virtual Community Living Mini-Grants RFA Technical Assistance Session open to all potential applicants on Tuesday, September 19. The following resources are from the session:

A Request for Applications (RFA) is the way the NCCDD asks for proposals for initiatives that will help the Council achieve the goals outlined in its Five-Year State Plan.

All applications must be received by 5:00 pm (ET) on September 29, 2023. Please apply on DD Suite: https://www.ddsuite.org/?nofa_id=2096  

Important Dates to Consider:

  • Week of August 28, 2023: Request for applications distributed to eligible applicants and posted on the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities website (nccdd.org)
  • September 6, 2023: Deadline for written RFA questions to be answered at the Bidders’ Workshop.
  • September 7, 2023: Interested applicants may attend a Bidders’ Workshop on ZoomGov from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 
  • Sepember 19, 2023: Interested applicants may attend a Technical Assistance Session.
  • September 29, 2023: Applications due to the NCCDD by close of business, 5:00 PM Eastern Time.
  • October/November 2023: Award announced.
  • October/November 2023: Contract begins.

A Request for Applications (RFA) is the way the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) asks for proposals for initiatives that will help the Council achieve the goals outlined in its Five-Year State Plan. (https://www.nccdd.org/the-council/five-year-plan.html)

General Information Documents (click on items below for RFA Information)

  1. DD Suite Grant Application Instructions (doc)
  2. Introduction to NCCDD (ppt) 
  3. Components of NCCDD Grant Application
  4. Comprehensive Contract Attachments List (docx)
  5. Application Scoring Form (pdf)
  6. Budget Line Item Descriptions (pdf)
  7. General Indirect Cost Instructions (doc)
  8. DD Suite Current Performance Measures (pdf)
  9. OIDD Council Performance Measures (docx)
  10. Collective Impact Overview (ppt)
  11. NCCDD Match Examples (pdf)
  12. Calculating a Federal Grant Match - August 2023

References: Additional Resources to which the RFA Refers (Click on item below for additional RFA Information)

1. RFA#2024.2 Community Living Mini-Grants

2. Calculating a Federal Grant Match - August 2023

Video: Get a Unique Entity ID

In the video linked below, we will show how to get your Unique Entity ID without completing an entity registration on SAM.gov.

 Bidders’ Workshop Package List

  1. Agenda
  2. DD Suite Account Set-up Instructions
  3. PowerPoint Slides: Intro to NCCDD
  4. PowerPoint Slides: Bidders’ Workshop
  5. Copy of the RFA
  6. Components of DD Suite Grant Application
  7. Comprehensive Contracts Attachments List
  8. Application Review Scoring Form 
  9. Budget Line Item Explanation Sheet
  10. Indirect Cost
  11. Performance Measures
  12. Contact Information from Intent to Apply
  13. General Q & A – Bidders’ Workshop
  14. Bidders’ Workshop Q & A

RFA – 2024.2: Community Living Mini-Grants

  1. Community Living Mini-Grants

Required Contractor Documents (An organization receiving a funding award from NCCDD must submit these documents prior to the contract starting):

  1. Project Profile (doc)
  2. Assurances (pdf)
  3. State Certifications (pdf)
  4. Federal Certifications (pdf)
  5. An NCCDD contractor must be registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State: https://www.sosnc.gov
  6. An NCCDD contractor must obtain a Unique Entity ID by going to: https://sam.gov/content/home
  7. An NCCDD contractor that is a non-profit organization must submit an updated tax exemption or 501(c)(3) Determinations Letter by going to: https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/tax-exempt-organization-search

The following three required attachments are documents that the applicant must edit, so NCCDD is posting a Word version of each. If you need any other documents in Word format for accessibility or other reasons, please contact RFAinfo@nccdd.org to let us know.

  1. Authorization Letter to Sign Contracts (docx)
  2. Authorization Letter to Sign Contract Expenditure Reports (docx)
  3. State Grant Certification – No Overdue Tax Debts (docx)


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This project was supported, in part by grant number 2001NCSCDD-02, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

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