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Connecticut’s Protection and Advocacy System for Persons with Disabilities - - Request for Information (RFI)

RFI # OPMPDPD090116OPA

Released: 09/01/2016

 

Background:

 

The Office of Policy and Management (OPM) is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) for the Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System for Individuals with Disabilities.  Protection and Advocacy (P&A) systems work to empower, protect and advocate on behalf of individuals with disabilities and their families. The P&A pursues legal, administrative, and other appropriate remedies for individuals with disabilities.

Currently, the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (OPA) is the designated entity to serve as Connecticut’s protection and advocacy system. The federal government allows public or private entities to be designated as a state’s protection and advocacy system and 50 out of 57 states and territories currently utilize a private nonprofit entity as their protection and advocacy system. Being designated as a state’s protection and advocacy system enables such entity to be eligible for federal funding to support the system.

Public Act 16-66 requires the Governor, no later than July 1, 2017, to designate a nonprofit entity to serve as the Connecticut protection and advocacy system. The designated nonprofit entity shall perform most of the functions currently performed by the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (OPA) which, through Public Act 16-66, shall be abolished effective July 1, 2017.

 

Who may apply?

Eligible respondents must be a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

 

Deadline for responses:

The deadline for responses is no later than 3:00 p.m. on November 1, 2016.

 

Official Agency Contact:

The Official P&A System RFI Response Contact Person is:

Pamela Trotman

Telephone: (860) 418-6359

E-mail: pamela.trotman@ct.gov

 

For Complete RFI details and instructions, please click this link.


Click this link for the QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS for RFI # OPMPDPD090116OPA - Connecticut's Protection and Advocacy System for Persons with Disabilities (posted September 29, 2016)

 

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