Disability Communications Fund Issues RFP for 2018 Grants

The mission of Disability Communications Fund is to serve as an educator, convener, and resource for collaborative efforts aimed at ensuring communications access to people with disabilities in California.

To that end, DCF is accepting Letters of Intent for its 2018 Grant Program.

Grants of up to $200,000 over two years will be awarded to California organizations for programs and technology that benefit communication and information access needs of Californians with disabilities. Priority will be given to programs focused on training the next generation of AT and AAC experts, facilitating research and innovation, and building networks and replicating successful models.

1) Training the Next Generation of AT and AAC Experts: Projects that build an organization’s capacity to better serve the communication needs of their clients through the training of professionals.

2) Facilitating Research and Innovation: Collection of data on a service or target population for the purpose of documenting best practices or a gap analysis; or development and testing of new technologies and services that benefit individuals with disabilities and their ability to communicate.

3) Building Network and Replicating Successful Models: Fostering collaboration and exchange among stakeholders serving the communication needs of Californians with disabilities.

To be eligible, applicants must serve Californians and be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

LOIs must be received no later than August 9, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application.

See the DCF website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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