UCEDD Fall 2016 Diversity Grants
AIDD awarded FY2016 National Training Initiative funding totaling over $1 Million to 22 UCEDDs. The grants seek to build cultural competence capacity within and increase the diversity of leadership, staff, and governing bodies across the DD network. They also seek to increase the number of people from underrepresented communities who benefit from AIDD-supported programs and to improve the recruitment and employment of people from underrepresented communities within the UCEDD network.
MSI Planning Partnerships Grants
Grants will provide seed funding to four UCEDDs to each establish a partnership with a minority-serving institution (MSI), community college, or other training program that serves underrepresented populations. UCEDDs and partners in Arizona, Mississippi, and Tennessee will jointly plan and co-design training experiences and utilize a variety of innovative knowledge exchange and transfer strategies with the goals of promoting interdisciplinary approaches to research, training, and services and building a pipeline for students to undergraduate and graduate training programs in the Disability field.
UCEDDs Receiving Funding:
- The Sonoran UCEDD (SU UCEED) at the University of Arizona will partner with Tohono O’odham Community College, a tribal college in the Tohono O’odham Nation in Southern Arizona.
- The Institute for Disability Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi, will partner with the Office of the Mayor of Hattiesburg Youth Leadership Council
- The Northern Arizona University UCEDD will partner with the Navajo Technical University
- The University of Tennessee, Boling Center UCEDD will partner with Le Moyne-Owen College(LOC), a local minority serving institution(MSI) to create sustainable partnerships that benefits each partner through cultural exchange.
Diversity Fellowship Program Grants
Grants will be used to support the recruitment and retention of trainees from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to participate in a fellowship experience at the UCEDD with opportunities to make systemic change through a capstone project and community based activities. This is the second year AIDD is funding these fellowships, meet the most recent class of fellows.
UCEDDs Receiving Funding:
- Mailman Center UCEDD, University of Miami, Florida
- Virginia University Center for Excellence, Virginia Commonwealth University
- North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, Minot State University
- Institute for Human Development, University of Missouri-Kansas City
- Center for Child and Human Development, Georgetown University, District of Columbia
- Center on Disability and Development, Texas A&M University
- USC UCEDD at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California
- Arizona UCEDD, Northern Arizona University
- Tarjan Center, University of California, Los Angeles
- Institute on Disability and Human Development, The University of Illinois at Chicago
- Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico
- Institute on Human Development and Disability, University of Georgia
- Center for Disabilities, Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota
- Center for Leadership in Disability, Georgia State University
- Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED), West Virginia
- A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, University of Connecticut Health Center
- Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, Rhode Island College
Diversity and Inclusion Training Action Planning Grant
A grant of over $275,000 was awarded to the Georgetown University UCEDD to lead a consortium, including the UCEDDs at the University of Southern California and Georgia State University, that will develop a diversity training curriculum that builds the skills, knowledge, strategies, and methods to guide the work of sustaining diversity and cultural and linguistic competence within developmental disability programs.