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Person-Centered Planning

Grant to a USA Consulting Agency to Provide Training Programs
on Developing Person-Centered Care Plans in Nebraska

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Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health - Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCDD)

Deadline Date:

07/29/19 11:59 PM


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Grant to a USA national consulting agency to provide training programs in person-centered care plans to service providers and individuals with I/DD in the State of Nebraska. Funding is intended to support a training program for families and guardians, self-advocates, service coordinators, disabled and aged service providers, and other professionals on person-centered plans and the power of person-centered plans.

The funds from Medicaid’s Money Follows the Person program are to expand this training to additional stakeholders including families with children, adults with disabilities, the aged and their respective service coordination agencies in person-centered planning. Bringing a national entity to Nebraska will provide a broad, new perspective of how other states are conducting person-centered planning, provide new resources, and bring a renewed energy for ensuring that individuals have a voice in creating their plans.

Expected Outcomes:

The grant recipient will present a person-centered training curriculum to self-advocates, families/guardians, developmental disabilities service providers, aged and disabled service providers, service coordinators, and other advocates. Staff and leadership from the Divisions of Developmental Disabilities and Medicaid and Long Term Care will also be invited to attend. Curriculum can be created or adapted from existing curriculum to be specific for Nebraska.

Training should:

- Include examples of person-centered planning worksheets that can be utilized in the planning process.
- Include a brief section on self-direction and the difference between self-direction and person-centered. Discuss how the concept of self-direction would flow from person-centered training.
- Be developed to empower individuals and families to use person-centered planning to establish meaningful day and residential services. Particular focus will be on identifying meaningful community inclusion experiences that are individualized and incorporating these into one’s Individual Support Plan (ISP).
- Cover ways for providers to assist individuals and families by completing needs assessments and identifying goals of what they want as a pre-cursor to annual meetings.

At least one training will be recorded and made accessible for review by attendees or individuals who are unable to attend the training in person.

An RFA for second-year funding is expected to be released. Second year funding would build on the training component to create a pilot project to address person-centered planning. One aspect would include technical assistance in the form of in-person observation of the ISP planning process to ensure the person-centered training is being correctly applied. The project coordinator would observe the planning session and provide feedback on what they did well and where they could improve. For example, self-advocates and parents/guardians would receive feedback from these planning sessions on how to better advocate for what they want and participation in the planning process.

For a list of specific program requirements, see the URL for Full Text link below.

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GrantWatch ID#: 186337

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Number of Grants:

Money is available to fund one project. NCDD will award a minimum of two subawards in any of the four goals identified in this solicitation.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum of $108,000

Term of Contract:

Projects will begin no earlier than October 1, 2019 and must be completed by September 30, 2020.

One additional year of Council funding is expected to be available. In order to receive continuation funding, the subrecipient must demonstrate appropriate activities in the previous year and must submit an application to be approved by members of the Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities for the following year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Council is seeking proposals from a national consulting entity to bring person-centered planning training to Nebraska.

501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, schools, private for-profit organizations, and public agencies are eligible to apply for these funds. The organization that applies for this subaward must be the organization that will administer the subaward and receive, disburse, and account for subaward funds.

Applicants must demonstrate a working knowledge of the issues that affect people with developmental disabilities and their families, experience working with and/or advocating on behalf of people with developmental disabilities, and a history of conducting education in the activity area identified in the application. NCDD strongly encourages applications from organizations that are located in rural or urban poverty areas, organizations that employ staff with disabilities, and/or organizations that represent linguistic and cultural minorities.
Additional requirements for determining the eligibility of entities may also be included in the Project Description.

NCDD subaward funds cannot be used for ongoing organizational activities, to supplant existing private, state or federal funding sources, to purchase equipment or furnishings, or to duplicate or replace existing services provided to people with developmental disabilities and family members.

Council subaward funds cannot be used for the following:

- Construction or renovation costs
- Direct services for people with developmental disabilities (unless these services are part of a model demonstration).

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline to submit applications: Applications must be submitted through DD Suite by 11:59 PM on Monday, July 29, 2019.

Applicants notified of decision: August 30, 2019. All applicants who respond to this NOFA will be notified of the outcome of their application (awarded, application modifications requested, or denied) by email through DD Suite.

Applicants are required to provide a 25% match of the funds requested. The match can be either cash or in-kind. Cash match is support provided to a project by an agency that they would have to pay for. Examples include part of someone’s salary, rental space, or postage. In-kind match examples are donated time or items such as volunteer time or copying provided by a business.

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All questions regarding this grant solicitation must be submitted in writing via email to Joni Dulaney, NCDD Program Specialist, at

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