Program Development Grants

In order to improve and increase services for Californians with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families, the State Council on Developmental Disabilities (Council/SCDD) provides grants each year to community-based organizations. Program Development Grants (PDG) are used by the Council to meet federal and state mandates and provide resources to build new and innovative programs and services. These grants are an important part of a Council State Plan strategy to create change in systems that provide services and supports to PwI/DD and their families throughout California.

The Council has a total of $260,000 available to fund Cycle 45 PDG projects in four (4) proposed areas: Education, Employment, Health and Safety, and Housing. The Council will consider all proposal submissions and choose one (1) or more that will not exceed the full $260,000 budgeted amount. The Council understands that the final list of approved projects may not address all four (4) of the targeted topic areas. Additional information about Cycle 45 and the Council’s RFPs can be found by clicking on the links below.


Pre-bidders Conference Call

Use the link below to view the Pre-bidders Conference Call.

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Federal Funding Details

Cycle 45 Program Development Grant (PDG) funding is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $260,000, with 100% funding by ACL/HHS.  The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, ACL/HHS or the U.S. Government.