Questions and Answers from
NC Council on Developmental Disabilities Bidders Workshop
March 7, 2012
What are the three committees at the Community Capacity Building, Disability
Council? Systems Change and Advocacy and
Leadership. The Council also has an
ADA/Fiscal Agent Discussion
Fiscal match - from what this It is public information and NCCDD will
applicant understands, Partners in post the application on our website.
Assistive Technology held the grant Please note that the grant application
before. Is it feasible to get information process has changed substantially since
on what they used for match from the former grantee completed the
their application? application.
The NC ADA Coordinator discussed in-
kind match. Things such as volunteer
time, space, local group project activities,
etc., count as in-kind match. The in-kind
match must be approved by staff.
Federal money can not be used for
match. Can get help with documenting
Communication RFA Discussion
Two websites are noted in the RFA. The two websites are the Council’s
Can you define the purpose? general website and a website for
Partners in Policymaking. The grantee
will be responsible for maintaining both
To what extent does the Council do The grantee will handle most media
its own media relations internally? relations.
How many people have signed up to 750 people are on the database
receive updates on the NCCDD
through the newsletter or website?
Is your hard copy supposed to look Yes. Your hard copy should consist of
like DD Suite? Can you add things to the DD Suite application printed out and
hard copies? (2500 character limit) any other attachments that you have
uploaded in DD Suite. If you meet the
character limit in DD Suite you can use a
Word document to complete the answer.
This word document must also be
attached in DD Suite. The
Communication RFA requests work
samples. These might have to be mailed
in as part of their application packet if
they cannot be uploaded to DD Suite.
If we currently have a DD Suite No. For people who already have an
password, do we need another? account, you will see a Notice of Funds
available, you will see a link on your
dashboard, and do not need to sign up
for a new account.
You have four Council meetings a Three meetings are held in Raleigh, and
year, are they across the state or are pending budget, the fourth rotates
they all in the Raleigh area? between the east and west.
Is there a calendar of events for your We have a grant cycles as all Councils
organization that lists what you do and can provide a copy. We have
throughout the year? What types of Council meetings and we can give those
activities does the Council do? dates to you. The dates for these
meetings are set at each November
Do you have community outreach? Council meeting. Most of our work in the
Do you have events throughout the community is done through grantees.
state that bring together disabilities Our grantees might be hosting a
communities or educational groups? conference or other event. At any given
time, we have about 20 grantees.