The Council Announces a New Funding Opportunity

Rebuilding DDA Providers throughout Maryland through Technical Assistance

The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council seeks proposals by consultants, business acumen development organizations, noted subject matter experts, and others to engage in a demonstration project to provide technical assistance to 5 community service providers licensed, certified, or approved by the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) to reimagine, refocus, and rebuild their business and service models during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Specifically, the selected entity will support providers to transform service delivery models and business practices, recover and rebuild as needed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and identify effective strategies that can be replicated.

The recipient of this award will be expected to work with an array of key stakeholders on components of the scope of work. This includes, but is not limited to, people receiving DDA-funded services and family members, and representatives from the Council, DDA, Coordinators of Community Services (CCS), and providers.

One pre-proposal information session will be held. The pre-proposal information session will be the only opportunity to ask questions. Attendance, however, is not mandatory.

Zoom Information Session: March 8, 2021 at 12:00 PM (noon)
To register for the Zoom information session, contact Shawan Pearson by email or phone: email or call 410-767-6249.
Proposals MUST be received by Friday, April 9, 2021 by 12:00 PM (noon) to be considered.
Email your proposal to the Council at

Important: Receipt of all proposals will be acknowledged by email or phone. If you do not receive confirmation by 2:00 PM on April 9, 2021, contact Shawan Pearson at or 410-767-6249. Applicants are responsible for ensuring the proposal is received.