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VCDR Alert – VT Developmental Disabilities Council is now accepting the 4th Round of SEEDS applications

Posted on the 12 April, 2018 at 12:50 pm Written by in News

Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council

GO TO THE WEBSITE LINK: http://ddc.vermont.gov/sow_seeds

“It is like the seed put in the soil – the more one sows, the greater the harvest.”


Sow the Seeds of System Change

SEEDS grants aid projects in Capacity Building

This unique opportunity supports innovative projects that increase community capacity to support Vermonters with developmental disabilities and family caregivers. SEEDS grants are nonrenewable awards that provide $10,000 to $15,000 in project support for up to one year. Seeds projects must:

  • Support at least one goal or objective in VTDDC’s Five-Year Plan
  • Be managed by a nonprofit entity
  • Reflect the values of the federal DD Act – inclusion, productivity, independence, and self-determination.

VTDDC also places priority on projects that will improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities living in underserved rural areas of Vermont where there is significant poverty.

SEEDS grants are intended to “jump start” a new approach or to spread a new way of thinking about a disability issue.

Please note that there are additional requirements for demonstration projects.

GO TO THE WEBSITE LINK: http://ddc.vermont.gov/sow_seeds

If you have questions contact:

Chelsea Hayward
Administrative Assistant
Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council

Mailing Address:   Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council

322 Industrial Lane

Berlin, Vermont 05633-0206

Phone:   (802) 828-1310
Email:   [email protected]
Website:   www.ddc.vermont.gov

The Mission of VTDDC is to help build connections and supports that bring people with developmental disabilities,
and their families, into the heart of Vermont communities.