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Leadership Development Fund (formerly known as the Consumer Involvement Fund)

The Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) has a reimbursement grant available for financial assistance for individuals with developmental disabilities and their close support network to participate in both in and out-of-state leadership development opportunities. The purpose of the fund is to empower individuals to achieve full citizenship and inclusion in their community through education, capacity building and advocacy.

Who is eligible?
A. Qualifying individual - CCDD only considers applications from individuals with developmental disabilities, defined as a severe, life-long disability attributable to mental and/or physical impairments, manifested before age 22.  Developmental disabilities results in substantial limitation in 3 or more areas of major life activities:

  • Capacity of independent living;
  • Economic self-sufficiency;
  • Learning;
  • Mobility;
  • Receptive and expressive language;
  • Self-care; and
  • Self-direction.

This person is considered the qualifying individual. All applications must include the name of the qualifying individual.

B. A qualifying individual or a member of the individual’s close support network may request funds; however this will be done under the qualifying individual name.

C. Any usage of the fund will count toward the total allowable approved funds usage for the qualifying individual.

Leadership Development Fund Application


Last Updated 10/21/2014