Council Subawards

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The Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities has released Requests for Applications (RFAs) for Formal and Opportunity subawards.

Formal subaward RFAs are for Disability Benefits Planning and Assistance ($30,000), Along the Way Transition Resource Guide Distribution ($45,000), and Person-Centered Planning ($108,000). Applications for Opportunity subaward projects must address one of the Council's state plan goals and objectives. The maximum funding for Opportunity subawards is to up to $15,000 each. See the Available Grants for Nebraska in DD Suite for details on application eligibility, available funds, required match, and other requirements.

The Council is using DD Suite for all applications and required reporting. No paper applications will be accepted. It is important for you to log on to to create an account. This must be done in order to complete the application. Enter your information under the SIGN UP tab in the blue field at the top of the DD Suite webpage. Use the HELP tab if you need assistance or to learn more about DD Suite.

Contact Council staff with questions on the new application process.

Subaward Funding

The Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities awards federally funded subawards to subrecipients who promote the goals and objectives outlined in the Council's five-year state plan. Eligible applicants are profit and nonprofit entities, state agencies, institutions of higher education, or local subdivisions of government. Two types of subawards are awarded: Opportunity and Formal.

  • The Council sets aside $40,000 annually for Opportunity Subawards. These awards do not exceed $15,000 and can focus on any of the five-year state plan goals. Generally, these Requests for Applications (RFAs) are announced in December and June with the one-year subawards beginning in April and October. RFAs may be released outside of these dates if funds are available.
  • The Council awards Formal Subawards annually. Typically, these subawards range in funding from $20,000 to $50,000. Formal Subawards are responses to RFAs related to specific five-year state plan goals. These RFAs are generally announced in the spring and awarded in August. Work on these subawards begins in October.

Attention Current Subaward Recipients:

The Subaward manuals, Consumer Satisfaction Survey, Project Goals and Progress Report, and Performance Measures and Definitions documents below are for projects that are currently funded by the Council as of June 24, 2019. These forms are not to be used to apply for a new subaward.

View Current Subaward Recipients 

 Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities 
 Department of Health & Human Services
Phone Number
(402) 471-2330
Telecommunications for the Deaf
(402) 471-9570
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026