CTCDD: Proposal Review Meeting 10-7-14

Proposal Review Meeting 10-7-14


CT Council on Developmental Disabilities

Proposal Review Committee

October 7, 2014


Present:  Jim Rosen, Chris Sullivan, Shelagh McClure, Tom Boudreau

Staff: Molly Cole


Review and approve minutes of the PRC meeting of September 16,  2014.  Shelagh McClure  moved to approved the minutes of September 16 , 2014.  Tom Boudreau seconded and the motion was passed unanimously.


Discussion of the CTBLN proposal.  Molly Reported that she met with Sharon Denson from CTBLN and reviewed the required components for any DDC grant.  She discussed the fact that the Council would still like to collaborate on an employment initiative with CTBLN in the future, and that it would be important to develop a complete grant proposal at that time. 


Customized Employment conference:  Molly reported that OPA is using some funds to sponsor a customized employment conference in December.  This would attract about 150 agency, business and self-advocate participants.  It could be an opportunity for the Council to put forward a few small grant awards to encourage customized employment initiatives in the state.  The PRC will develop the RFP in time for that meeting. 


Discussion of the Governorís Prevention Partnership project.  Molly met with the staff of this project and shared some of the materials.  The project has some good products developed for the website, and the All Abilities Alliance materials also look promising.  The PRC agreed that they would consider funding a second year of the project but would like a more detailed proposal submitted.  Molly will communicate this to the GPP staff. This will be submitted by 11/6 for review and recommendation to the Council at the 11/18 meeting.


ARC CT Housing:  Shelagh McClure recused herself from this discussion.  This proposal was just received and the PRC has not had adequate time to review and vote on this proposal.  The funding for this initiative was already approved by the Council.  The PRC can determine if additional information is needed and request adequate information to develop an MOU.  A PRC meeting will be convened to discuss this proposal.



UCEDD Emergency Preparedness Project:  Chris Sullivan recused herself from this discussion.  UConn project staff requested permission on October 3rd to change the deliverables that were discussed both at the site visit in June and at the Annual Meeting in September.  This request was based on discussions with first responders, although no data was provided on these discussions.  After some discussion PRC determined that it was late in year two of a two year project, and that revising the deliverables at this time would not be permitted.  UConn has already been given permission for a no-cost extension to finish production of the materials. 



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