UCEDD Tip Sheets


Tip Sheets are intended to provide guidance and share peer practices of specific aspects of UCEDD operations, grant management, and core grant application development. Tip sheets clarify requirements outlined in the DD Act, related federal regulations, and/or AIDD's Quality Review System processes as appropriate; and also share experiences and recommendations from network peers.

September 2017

  • Your Role in Policy Advocacy as a Federally-Funded Program
    All AUCD Network members have some responsibility to be engaged in policy education and systems change. Policy education entails informing a person or organization about policy. "Informing" is a key word because it is different than "advocating" for a specific position or action. Providing information about policy options for systems change may be different than advocating for specific policies, so these are important distinctions to remember in understanding your federally-funded role as a LEND, UCEDD, DBP, or IDDRC. Although policy education and systems change are both mandated for all AUCD Network organizations, there are also limitations, permissions, and exceptions that apply to federally-funded Centers and Programs.
August 2016

  • UCEDD Grants Management: Needs Assessment for the UCEDD Core Grant
    The state/Territory needs assessment is a critical first step in preparing the UCEDD 5-year core grant application (also referred to as the strategic plan). This Tip Sheet provides information specific to planning and conducting the needs assessment, and using the resulting data to inform the core grant application.
February 2017