Notice of Fund Available (NOFA)

The Ohio DD Council Announces Notice of Funds Available for Multiple Projects

Wednesday, April 7, 2021: The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council issued a Notice of Funds Available (NOFA) today for multiple projects for the Council's 2022-2026 Five-Year State Plan.

Each project is identified below by Project Number and Title:

  • 17AC01FA22 – Public Awareness Using Digital Media for People with Developmental Disabilities
  • 17OU01FA22 – Empowering Reachout E-Diversity NewsletterImage with words Notice of Funds Available and Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council
  • 17PP01CR22 – DD Awareness & Advocacy Day Grant
  • 17PP03SC22 – General Assembly Briefing Sessions
  • 22CH01FA22 – Come Together
  • 22CH02FA22 – Empowering Families
  • 22CH03FA22 – Inclusive Recreation
  • 22CL01SC22 – DSP White Paper in Action
  • 22CL02SC22 – Replicate and Expand Transportation Project
  • 22EM01FA22 – Dollars and Sense
  • 22EM02FA22 – Employment Resources
  • 22LD01FA22 – Emerging Advocates
  • 22LD02FA22 – Empowering People with Disabilities
  • 22OU01FA22 – Detecting Specific Disorders for the Amish and Non-Amish Community Project
  • 22OU02SC22 – Human Trafficking and Vulnerable Populations
  • 22OU03SC22 – Ohio LGBTQ Community and People with Disabilities

All applications for these projects are due at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, July 2, 2021. Each awarded project is scheduled to begin on October 1, 2021 and run until September 30, 2026, unless otherwise noted.

Read the full text of the NOFA to learn about the intent and scope of each project and how to apply.

Applicants Encouraged to Register for Bidders Conference

For those applying, DD Council will hold a virtual Bidders Conference on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 and again on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 10:00AM to 5:10PM. At the Bidders Conference, you will have the opportunity to talk with Council staff about the intent, purpose and expectations of the grant you are applying for. Staff will also discuss the application process. Deadline to register for the Bidders Conference is Friday, April 23, 2021. Click here to register


About DD Council's NOFA Process

One of the primary purposes of the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council is to offer grant opportunities for interested organizations and individuals to apply.

For competitive selection grants, this process begins with the issuance of a Notice of Funds Available (NOFA). A NOFA is much like a Request for Proposals (RFP). 

When a NOFA is issued by the Ohio DD Council, we announce it on our website, the DD Suite grant application website, the Council's Facebook and Twitter pages, and by email. To be notified of new NOFAs, please subscribe to receive email notifications.

The Ohio DD Council also has a "Discretionary Fund" available for people and organizations who send Council specific funding requests. Requests for this type of funding are accepted throughout the year. Go to the DD Suite grant application website to learn more on how to apply for a Discretionary Fund Request.