DDPC announces funding to select one grantee in the amount of $175,000 to develop multimedia electronic resource for individuals, their family members, and caregivers, to utilize available tools, provide peer-to-peer education, and share their experiences so that others can learn from these situations and better protect themselves. The site and application will also provide a reporting mechanism, so that witnesses and bystanders can report scenarios as they occur. 

The DDPC recognizes that individuals with ID/DD experience increased instances of abuse and exploitation, of various forms. Several preventative training resources exist, but these methods do not provide constantly accessible and real-time tips or peer educational resources. Therefore, a web-based peer-support platform, that is a central resource and location where individuals can provide peer assistance, is needed so that information is constantly accessible. 

Deadlines for Letter-of-Intent Submission & Proposal Submission 
• RFP Posting Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
• Letter of Intent Due Date: Friday, May 26, 2017 
• Proposal Due Date: Friday, June 23, 2017 
DDPC announces funding to select one grantee in the amount of $75,000 to carry out an 18-month research grant, focused on the systematic information gathering including a review of existing literature and programming, as well as qualitative research, with the intended outcome of a strategic plan and recommendations for the DDPC to more adequately work in the area of exploitation and abuse prevention. 

As more and more people are moving out into the community, the need for good prevention methods is increasing. The goal of this project is for one grantee to research the topic of abuse and exploitation prevention, and to write a strategic plan the DDPC can follow in order to do more targeted work in this area. The grantee will hold focus groups and interviews with individuals, as well as do background research and understand the materials that exist and their strengths and weakness. The grantee will then make recommendations for work to do in this area. 

Deadlines for Letter-of-Intent Submission & Proposal Submission 
• RFP Posting Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
• Letter of Intent Due Date: Friday, May 26, 2017 
• Proposal Due Date: Friday, June 23, 2017