About OIDD


The Office on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (OIDD) is the Federal agency responsible for implementation and administration of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act). Organizationally, OIDD is located within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is part of the Department's Administration on Community Living (ACL). OIDD's Federal FY 2018 funding for the UCEDDs is $40,569,104. Below is a chart that shows how the funding will be spent.

UCEDD Federal Fiscal Year 2018 Funds

 67 UCEDD grants @ $570,000 each      $38,190,000 
 1 UCEDD Training and Technical Assistance Contract         $816,547 
 8 Diversity Fellowships NTI grants @$50,000 each      $400,000 
 5 Minority Serving Institution Partnership Implementation NTI grants @$50,000       $250,000 
 1 Serious Mental Illness NTI grant       $700,000 
 1 Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome NTI project (through UCEDD TA contract)      $212,557 
 TOTAL  $40,569,104 

The national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (University Centers, UCEDDs) is a discretionary grant program authorized by Subtitle D of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000. Funding is provided to support the operation and administration of a national network of UCEDDs. Currently, the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities funds 67 grants to 68 UCEDDs in every state and territory. UCEDDs perform interdisciplinary training, community service, research, and information dissemination actives. UCEDDs are designed to increase the independence, productivity, and community integration and inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities.

OIDD Organizational Structure

OIDD has three operating divisions:

  1. The Office of the Commissioner
  2. The Office of Programs Support
  3. The Office of Innovation