The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) makes funds available to fulfill its mission in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its Five-Year Strategic Plan (pdf file). Through its funding, GCDD works to increase the capacities and resources of public and private nonprofit entities and others to develop a comprehensive community system that responds to the choices, capabilities and needs of persons with developmental disabilities and their families. The purpose of GCDD grants are to expand best practices and contribute to system-wide changes that support the rights of people with developmental disabilities and their full inclusion as community members. Recipients of GCDD grants are expected to be ongoing partners bringing about change.
GCDD is authorized to grant funds to public and nonprofit entities and to for-profit organizations. The funding of projects is contingent on GCDD’s receipt of sufficient federal funds. Changes in the level of federal appropriations to GCDD may result in the withdrawal of some or all projects or reduction in funding after the announcement of a grant award. GCDD assumes no responsibility for the costs incurred by applicants prior to formal awarding of a grant and reserves the right not to fund a proposal requested.
Dottie Adams Scholarship Fund
(Formerly Learning Opportunities Support Fund)
The Dottie Adams Scholarship Fund honors the over 30 years of service dedicated advocate Dottie Adams gave to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities during her lifetime. The fund awards small grants (not to exceed $2,500) that help individuals with disabilities and their families attend advocacy, learning events and conferences. Please note that no individual or family may receive these funds in successive years. Click here to see guidelines for more details and before completing an application. All awards are reimbursements and no funds are made available before the event. Completed applications should be emailed to Lisa Eaves, GCDD Grants & Contracts Manager at at least 30 days before the event. Questions may also be emailed to Lisa Eaves at .
Dottie Adams Scholarship Fund Application
Conference Support Funds
The purpose of the Conference Support Fund is to co-sponsor and/or provide support to organizations providing conferences, meetings and workshops for education, training, policymaking, and advocacy activities in the developmental disability community. Only Government Agencies, Colleges & Universities and 501c3 organization are eligible to apply for Conference Support Funds. Click here to see guidelines for more details and before completing an application. All awards are reimbursements and no funds are made available before the event. Completed applications should be emailed to Lisa Eaves, GCDD Grants & Contracts Manager at at least 30 days before the event. Questions may also be emailed to Lisa Eaves at .
Conference Support Fund Application