Funding Announcement

There are no funding opportunities now. The next funding announcement will be made available in November/December. In the meantime, feel free to review our most recent funding cycle priorities below and explore our annual reports, funding manual, and other resources on our website for more information. Also, we’d love to hear from you and learn more about your organization’s efforts to make the City of St. Louis an inclusive community for individuals with developmental disabilities; contact us at

Most recent funding priorities – closed February 16, 2024

New projects will increase access to independent living, employment, or community connection opportunities for St. Louis city residents with developmental disabilities. Organizations that are not currently funded but are supporting individuals with developmental disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Funding prioritization of new projects is as follows:

  • Collaborative projects between two or more organizations
  • Employment training partnerships offering paid work experience guaranteeing living wage employment
  • Capital requests to improve the physical environment that:
    • Enhances independent living options,
    • Increases access within the program’s facility, and/or
    • Increases access to the individuals’ community.