The NC Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) has voted to invest $75,000 to a relief fund for one-time, time-limited projects to assist in filling gaps in services or activities that people with intellectual or other developmental disabilities (I/DD) are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Funds are open to NC non-profit agencies and other NC community-based organizations that provide supports to people with I/DD and their families who are affected by the statewide Coronavirus response. Funds must be used to meet the needs of people with I/DD and their families and promote engagement with peers, alleviate anxiety due to social distancing, and/or increase positive shared experiences.
- What do people need now due to social distancing, quarantine, or self-imposed isolation?
- How will people remain engaged with their friends and family? What will be funded?
- Activities to remain engaged during social distancing;
- Items that alleviate anxiety due to social distancing; and,
- Other items needed for people experiencing social isolation
For more information on the grant, its requirements and the application, visit NCCDD’s website.