The Council administers federal funds to conduct advocacy, capacity building, and systems change activities as outlined in the Council’s Five-Year Plan. The Council reviews the Plan annually and decides to fund new initiatives as needed. A Solicitation of Proposals (SOP) is developed and publicly disseminated when an outside entity/contractor is needed to achieve the desired outcomes in the initiative.
Solicitation of Concepts
The Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council (Council) is accepting concepts (or ideas) to guide the development of its Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021 Action Plan AND its next Five-Year Plan for FFY 2022 – 2026.
Concept Papers for the FFY 2021 Action Plan – These concepts should be aligned with the Goals of the current Action Plan and represent new activities to be implemented from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
Concept Papers for the FFY 2022 – 2026 Five-Year Plan – Concepts for the five-year plan should represent broad strategies outlining innovative and/or promising practices aimed at improving services and advancing the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Goals and objectives established by the Council for the next Five-Year Plan will be implemented from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2026.
Concepts must be consistent with the Council’s mission, values, and vision. Submitted concept papers satisfying the following criteria will be reviewed by the Council’s Planning Ad-Hoc Committees for possible inclusion in each respective Plan. There is no guarantee of funding to the submitter of a concept paper. Concept papers will be received until Friday, March 13, 2020.
Each submission must:
- Include your name and contact information
- State which Plan (FFY 2021 or FFY 2022-2026) you are addressing
- Use formatting of 12-point Arial font, double line spacing, 1-inch margins,
- Be limited to one (1) page,
- State an idea/issue to be addressed,
- Include a strategy for how to address the idea/issue,
- List expected outcomes, and
- Provide estimated costs to implement the idea/concept (if applicable).
Please submit your concept paper by Friday March 13, 2020 via email to Courtney Ryland at [email protected]
OR by mail to the address below:
Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council
Attn: Courtney Ryland
P.O. Box 3455
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3455
For more information, please call 1 (800) 450-8108.
Forms and Guidelines for SOP Respondents
For more information please contact Courtney Ryland at [email protected] or 1-800-450-8108.