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About NSIP Minigrants

The National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) has awarded mini-grants to 38 University Centers on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) and one Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and Related Disabilities (LEND) program, in 34 states, for a total of 58 sub-awards.

For more information about the National Service Inclusion Project, contact Paula Sotnik at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) in Boston (617-287-4343), and/or Anne Riordan at AUCD (301-588-8252).



Think College and the National Service Inclusion Project have awarded a jointly funded grant to the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin to support one or more individuals with an intellectual/developmental disability (IDD) to enroll in national service, complete a year of national service, earn an Education Award and use that award to support their participation in postsecondary education. Dr. Daniel Bier of the Waisman Center is the principal investigator of this exciting new project.

The grant is funded by Think College, a project funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities and the National Service Inclusion Project, funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, through the Association of University Centers for Excellence (AUCD).

2009 NSIP Grantees Announced

AUCD and the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) in Boston are please to announce two new NSIP grantees to generate and implement strategies to increase applicants, enrollment, and retention of service members and/or volunteers with disabilities by their UCEDDs in partnership with their respective State Commissions or CNCS State Offices and a local National Service program(s):

View the 2009 NSIP Grant Summaries

2006-08 Grant Summaries: Inclusive of Individuals with Disabilities as Active Volunteers and Service Members in National Service

The Institute for Community Inclusion's (MA UCEDD) National Service Inclusion Project recently awarded four $40,000 grants.

The primary objective of these 18-month grants will be identifying the number of individuals with disabilities willing to apply and enroll in national service and describing the support strategies utilized to ensure a positive experience and retention.

To achieve this, the UCEDD must recruit, establish a contractual agreement, and fund the active participation of a consumer-directed disability organization or group that will work in partnership with their respective State Commissions and/or State Office.

Read the Centers' Subgrant Descriptive Summaries at 2006- 08 Subgrantees (10/06 - 3/08) Webpage. The list of UCEDD award recipients includes:

The 2006-2008 NSIP grant application is available for review. Download the application to review the complete details and requirements. [Word, 66 KB]