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Research of Substance Use Disorder in People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

Grants to Texas Nonprofits, Agencies, IHEs, and For-Profits
to Research How Substance Abuse Affects Individuals with IDD

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Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD)

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Deadline Date:

11/15/19 5:00 PM Central Time


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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, IHEs, faith-based institutions and for-profits to research how people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are affected by substance use disorder. Funding is intended for gathering statistical information relating to Texans, acquiring and reviewing local, state, and national data, and reporting on outcomes.

The purpose of this RFP is for a project to provide information that can be used in the future to ensure Texans with IDD who have substance use disorder can access the services and supports necessary so they can be fully included in their communities and exercise control over their own lives.

Through this project, the grantee will study and expand knowledge related to substance use disorder in people with IDD. The grantee will:

  • Gather statistical information related to Texans with IDD who have a substance use disorder, including opioids addiction;
  • Determine what resources exist related to the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders in people with IDD;
  • Determine the barriers and system gaps that prevent people with IDD from accessing services and supports; and
  • Identify and recommend what best practices are available to address barriers to the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders in people with IDD.

The grantee will provide TCDD with a report that:

  • Features comprehensive data – including prevalence rates and demographic data – related to Texans with IDD who have a substance use disorder (as available);
  • Lists and summarizes what prevention and treatment options exist;
  • Lists and summarizes barriers and systems gaps that prevent access to prevention and treatment services and supports;
  • Lists and summarizes the best practices related to prevention and treatment – including the most effective treatment components, as well as outcome data, when possible – available in Texas and other states; and
  • Includes the best practices the grantee recommends for implementation in Texas, including relevant details and the rationale for the recommendations.

The report could include text, charts, graphs, graphics, photos, etc. The report will be shared with decision-makers in state government and the legislature. The report and the research findings may provide the basis for future RFPs issued by TCDD. The report should be accessible for people with disabilities. All data and information acquired by the grantee will be shared with TCDD.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186939

Estimated Size of Grant:

TCDD may award a maximum of $125,000 for one project.

Term of Contract:

The funding period is from March 01, 2020 to April 30, 2021. TCDD does not plan to provide funding for these projects beyond the one year. TCDD does not automatically continue funding each year and may terminate funds prior to the end date in this RFP.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any organization that meets the requirements set forth in the RFP can apply. Types of organizations could include:
- Government agencies
- Nonprofits
- Colleges and universities
- Faith-based institutions
- Technical and/or professional schools
- For-profit businesses

The organization that applies for this grant must administer the grant and receive, disburse and account for grant funds.

Individuals may not apply for this grant.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Informational Webinar: October 17, 2019

TCDD will hold an informational webinar to provide more information about TCDD's processes for proposal review and grant award. You are not required to attend in order to apply.

The informational webinar will be held on October 17, 2019, at 10:00 AM Central Time.

To register for the webinar, contact Danny Fikac at

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals must be received by 5:00 PM Central Time on November 15, 2019 to be considered by the Council in February. TCDD does not consider late applications under any circumstances, including user error.

Submit all questions about the RFP or application to Danny Fikac by 5:00 PM Central Time on October 22, 2019.

TCDD intends to notify applicants about funding decisions after the February 2020 Council Meeting (review dates subject to change).

Grantees must provide a matching contribution each year. This may include:
- Funding from non-federal sources,
- Volunteer hours, or
- Other "in-kind" donations, such as office space and utilities.

Other federal funds may not be used as match. Items or funds that are used for match for another federally-funded project may not be used as match. TCDD prefers that the amount of match increase each year of the project.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For questions, contact:
Fernando Rodriguez
(512) 437-5432

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