WITH Foundation offering Grants to Support Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities during Pandemic and/or Emergency Situations

WITH Foundation
Last date: 
Thursday, September 3, 2020
United States

Detailed Description

The WITH Foundation (WITH) and the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) have announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Addressing the Challenges Primary Care Providers experience in serving Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities during Pandemic and/or Emergency Situations.

This RFP seeks to encourage the development of new partnerships between community, healthcare, disability, and/or UCEDD and LEND programs.  If the proposed project includes organizations that have an established/existing partnership(s) then the proposed project should include significant and new efforts undertaken by the partnership and/or new partners joining the existing collaborative efforts.

The geographic areas of focus for this RFP are self-selected by the proposing organization/collaborative partners but must be within the United States. As a result of this RFP,  it is anticipated that up to four (4) grant awards will be made.


A program’s goals and objectives should also address one of the following areas:

Educational materials: Develop additional educational resources related to pandemic and/or emergency response for Primary Care Providers who serve adults with I/DD;

Implementation: Supports implementation of service delivery models, i.e. projects that support community-based PCPs in providing care to adults with I/DD during pandemic and/or emergency situations;

Research: Supports regional or national research related to Primary Care Providers who serve adults with I/DD role during pandemic and emergency situations;

For Educational materials —proposals must include learning goals and objectives. An approximate time commitment for learners (in terms of hours) should be included. If similar materials already exist, information on if/how these materials would be enhanced (when compared to similar versions) should be included.  An in-depth description of the design components listed here should be included:

Educational Materials – videos, webinars, articles, textbooks, online training, podcasts, electronic applications, etc.)  Of note—the timeline for the creation of these materials must be realistically achievable in a 12-month project term.

Development Methodologies – utilizing evidence-based practices and input from self-advocates in working with I/DD populations (i .e. having adults with I/DD co-develop the materials).

For Implementation – proposals must include information on the service delivery model being used (and whether or where the model has been implemented before in pandemic or emergency response), demographics of the IDD population receiving services at the location(s), and information on the assessment of the proposed project (participant and provider surveys, evaluations, etc.)

For research – proposals should include information on the specific questions the research would address, the target audience for the research, information on the geographic focus of the research efforts,  information on research methods that would be used including explanations of sampling and planned procedures, as well as a description of how self-advocates are involved in the design and implementation of the research.

Budget Information

  • The total proposed budget may not exceed the maximum award amount of $50,000 total for the grant period.

Grant Period

  • The 1-year grant period is expected to begin by March 1, 2021.

Eligibility Criteria

  • UCEDD and/or LEND programs and other Not-for-Profits 501(c)(3) –  Healthcare, Community, and/or Disability not-for-profits are eligible to apply. Proposals submitted as a collaborative project or partnerships among multiple entities are welcome.
  • The role of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal. In the event that a collaborative project is submitted, a lead organization must be selected (by the applicant) for the proposed project.
  • The lead organization is responsible for executing MOUs between themselves and the collaborating organizations. Copies of the MOUs must be provided in the “Letters of Support” section of the application.

Source: https://withfoundation.org/current-grant-cycle/

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