Grant Information

The California State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) and its regional offices, administers grants to community-based organizations to fund new and innovative program development projects. All projects are intended to implement the California State Strategic Plan objectives and improve and enhance services for Californians with developmental disabilities and their families.

Program Development Grants (PDG) provides funding for new approaches to serving Californians with developmental disabilities that are part of an overall strategy for systemic change. This year each regional office has selected specific areas of emphasis from its local strategic planand have awarded grants to organizations that contribute to the implementation of that plan. To view grants recently awarded by each regional office, select and click on a regional office listed on the left.

PDG is an important vehicle used by the Council and regional offices to meet both the federal and state mandates. PDG projects are the primary method of directly providing the resources needed to initiate new and innovative programs/services for Californians with developmental disabilities and their families.

Grants are awarded on an annual cycle, consistent with specific areas of emphasis outlined in the Regional Office Strategic Plans as well as the State Plan.

Please see below for “New” Program Development Grant Cycle 40.


RELEASED ON APRIL 3, 2017 for One or more Program Development Grants up to $260,000.

Proposals must have statewide impact and relate to one or more of the following SCDD State Plan Goals:

  • Goal 1: Self-Advocacy
  • Goal 2: Employment
  • Goal 3: Housing
  • Goal 4: Health and Safety
  • Goal 5: Early Intervention, Education, Transition & Post-Secondary Education
  • Goal 6: Formal & Informal Community Supports

Program Development Grant Cycle 40 Selected Proposals:

Selected Proposals (PDF)

PDG Cycle 40 – Questions and Answers:

Questions and Answers (PDF)

Other Cycle 40 Grant Documents below:

  1. RFP (PDF)
  2. Project Data Sheet (WORD)
  3. Project Narrative (PDF)
  4. Budget Detail Sheet (EXCEL)
  5. Proposal Checklist (PDF)