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Grant Opportunities

DODD competitively awards grants for work that supports Ohio's developmental disabilities system and the department's mission of continuous improvement of the quality of life for Ohioans with developmental disabilities and their families. All competitive grants follow a similar award process with some variation due to the funding source and program structure.

All questions and application materials must be submitted to dodd.grant.applications@dodd.ohio.gov. Subject lines of emails must contain the applicant’s organization name and the project name identified on the Request for Proposal, known as an RFP.

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Grant proposals, the Grant Application Form, and any other required documentation identified in this RFP must be submitted electronically to dodd.grant.applications@dodd.ohio.gov.

Intensive Behavior Support Rate Add-On 

Supporting youth with complex behavioral health needs and their families is a statewide priority. In collaboration with the governor's office, the Ohio Department of Medicaid, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Ohio Family & Children First, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) developed the Intensive Behavior Support Rate Add-On (IBSRAO) rule. This rule will enable Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFIID) to received enhanced reimbursement through a per diem rate add-on for providing short-term, intensive behavioral support to youth ages 10 through 17 with dual diagnosis of mental illness and intellectual disability, violent and aggressive behaviors toward self and others, and a history of significant trauma. Very often these youth are unable to get intensive treatment and supports in their home and there is a need to be placed in an out of home residential setting in order to get the youth stabilized and determine the support needs of the family. This rule is one component of a statewide initiative to support youth with complex behavioral health needs and their families. 

The rule and the application can be found on the DODD website.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, November 2, 2020. Please continue to visit the website for the most up to date information about the application process.