Council Subawards

Community and Rural Health Planning
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What you need to know

The Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities has released Requests for Applications (RFAs) for Formal and Opportunity subawards. The RFAs are available for review in DD Suite (, Grant Seekers section, Funding Opportunities for Nebraska.

RFAs Released

  • Elevating the Role of the Direct Support Professional ($30,000)
  • Technology Training and Outreach ($45,000)
  • Opportunity Subawards (four subawards at up to $15,000 each)
    • Applications for Opportunity Subaward projects must address one of the Council's state plan goals and objectives.

The Council uses DD Suite for all applications and required reporting. Paper applications will not be accepted. If you do not already have a DD Suite account, you must create an account in order to complete an application. Use the SIGN UP tab in the blue field at the top right corner of the DD Suite webpage to create your account. Use the HELP tab if you need assistance or to learn more about DD Suite. An account is not required to view the RFAs.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59PM on Friday, October 30, 2020. All applicants will be notified of the Council's funding decisions by Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Projects will begin no earlier than February 1, 2021.

Contact Council staff at with questions.

Subaward Funding

The Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities awards federal funds in the form of subawards to subrecipients who promote the goals and objectives outlined in the Council's five-year state plan. Eligible entities include local governments, Indian tribes, institutions of higher education, and nonprofit organizations. Individuals and for-profit entities may not apply for subaward funding. 

Requests for Applications for Opportunity Subawards and Formal Subawards are released in June for projects to begin in October.

  • The Council sets aside $60,000 annually for Opportunity Subawards. These one-year awards do not exceed $15,000 and can focus on any of the five-year state plan goals.
  • Formal Subawards range in funding from $20,000 to $50,000. Formal Subawards are responses to RFAs related to specific five-year state plan goals. Some formal subawards may extend beyond one year.

Subaward User Manual:

The Subaward User Manual is a resource for projects currently funded by the Council.

        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