The St. Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources (DD Resources) is pleased to announce the opening of its FY25 funding cycle. Funding is available for the renewal of currently funded projects and new projects from new and existing funding partners. Requests may be for annual or one-time funding. Requests to expand currently funded projects will be accepted by invitation only; projects eligible for expansion will be contacted by DD Resources.
New projects will increase access to independent living, employment, or community connection opportunities for St. Louis city residents with developmental disabilities. Organizations not currently funded but 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.
Definitions for services can be found in the FY25 Partner Funding Manual. Potential new funding partners should reference the Partner Funding Manual to ensure the agency and proposed project meet criteria, standards, guidelines, and outcomes and understand DD Resources’ processes and expectations.
Proposals for new projects must follow the application template found, here. The application can be submitted online via DocuSign by accessing this link, DocuSign PowerForm, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. New organizations must include a Certificate of Good Standing from the State of Missouri. Non-profit organizations must also submit their IRS Determination Letter. Renewal requests from currently funded partners will follow the Eastern Region Alliance portal application process. Applications are due by February 16, 2024. Final funding determinations will be made at the May 9, 2024, board meeting, with funding allocated on a 7/1/2024 – 6/30/2025 timeframe.
Questions may be directed to email@example.com.