On June 14, 2021, the Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities released Requests for Applications (RFA) for Opportunity Subawards and the following Formal subawards: HCBS Provider Needs Assessment Project, and Transitioning Youth into Adult Services. The deadline for applications to be submitted is 11:59 PM on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Subawards will begin no sooner than October 1, 2021 and end September 30, 2022. See the Subawards tab for details.
The intent of the Developmental Disabilities Act and the Council is to reverse the historical bias against people with disabilities by focusing on five major goals areas:
DHHS and the Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities are launching a new Person-Centered Planning Initiative to reinvigorate person-centered supports for all Nebraska's Home and Community-Based Services Waivers.
Person-centered planning is a process-oriented approach empowering people to plan their life, find their voice, and work toward reaching their goals. The goal of person-centered planning is to support participants to be the center of planning their supports and goals.
For more information, please visit the Person-Centered Planning webpage.
The Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities is located within the Division of Public Health in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
DD Council Staff
Kristen Larsen, Executive Director: (402) 471-0143Joni Dulaney, Program Specialist: (402) 471-0151Nikki Krause, Administrative Support: (402) 471-2330
Priorities identified in a five-year state plan focus on improving the system of supports for persons with disabilities and their families. Goals concentrate on persons who experience a severe disability that occurs before the age of twenty-two, including persons with physical disabilities, mental/behavioral health conditions, and developmental disabilities. Support systems across the lifespan are examined.
The Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities:
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026