UCEDD Grants


UCEDD grants page offers a unique opportunity to broaden the outreach and activities of the UCEDD network. This page of the UCEDD Resource Center website provides information that will assist you in administering and reporting on the UCEDD grant. 

 AIDD Guidance Documents


UCEDD reporting requirements are outlined in the UCEDD Program Announcements (see the bottom of this page for previous years' announcements). In a nutshell, three pieces of reporting are required: (1) an annual Program Performance Report (PPR) that is supported through NIRS and due July 30 each year, (2) semiannual financial reporting due January 30 and July 30, and (3) close-out or final reporting due 90 days after the end of the 5-year core grant cycle. For information on the UCEDD PPR, please click the PPR tab on the left navigation bar of this page. For other reporting requirements, see below.

The reporting requirements are also listed on all monetary Notices of Award. The award notices also reference the utilization of GrantSolutions for report submission and all other grant correspondence. If there are staff members needing access to the system they will need to submit a form to GrantSolutions via their Help Desk for an account to be setup.


A grantee may request an amendment to a current grant award, as identified by Federal Administrative Regulations (45 CFR Part 75). Modifications require prior approval from ACL and may include: budget modifications, changes in key personnel, budget carryover requests from one program year to the next, no-cost extensions of time, or supplemental award funding.

All requests must be made through GrantSolutions.

Watch the following Video/Transcript that provides additional guidance on requesting an amendment:


The Grants Management Module is an online grants management system for start-to-finish grant application management and is hosted by The Grants Center of Excellence (COE). 

Please note that AUCD does not support or have access to Grant Solutions. A number of resources are available to you through ACL and the GS COE:

The Grants Management Module will be the basis for award notification, tracking administrative actions, submission of financial and progress reports (also known as Annual Reports or PPRs), correspondence, etc. NIRS will continue to be used for data collection and development of the UCEDD Annual Report. The Annual Report should be exported from NIRS, and then uploaded as a "grant note" in Grants Management Module.

Data Sources to Inform State Needs Assessments [back to top]

AUCD polled members of its Council on Research and Evaluation (CORE) in February, 2014 to identify data sources used for statewide needs assessment. A variety of primary sources and reference materials were identified and are noted on that page. Network members are encouraged to submit additional recommendations to be included on that page.

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Samples from the Network [back to top]

As identified by AIDD, these are exemplary samples of 5-year core grant applications submitted in 2015:

Additional Resources [back to top]

  • UCEDD Self-Determination Self-Assessment Checklist: The purpose of The UCEDD Self-Determination Self-Assessment Checklist is to provide the UCEDD with a straightforward tool and process to determine the degree to which its policies, practices, and personnel, at a given point in time, are promoting self-determination for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families.
  • UCEDD-University Agreements: This report provides a review of agreements between UCEDDs and their respective host universities. For sample University-UCEDD Memoranda of Understanding, please email Dawn Rudolph.
  • DD Network Collaboration: This report presents information on state-level Developmental Disabilities Network collaboration between UCEDDs, State Protection and Advocacy Systems, and State Councils on Developmental Disabilities.
  • Current UCEDD Organizational Charts
  • AIDD's presentation at the 12/6/16 meeting on UCEDD 5-year planning is available for guidance, AIDD's UCEDD logic modeldefinitions, and Quality Review System (QRS) Tier 2 Tool which is used by AIDD and reviewers to score core grant applications. A number of additional related materials are available above on this page, including exemplary applications submitted by peers in the network. Contact Dawn Rudolph with questions or for more information.

  • Seventeen UCEDDs who have been engaging in faith and spirituality related programing, research, and training have joined to form the Collaborative on Faith and Disability. They are offering to assist any interested UCEDDs with developing 5 year plans that incorporate similar initiatives into their objectives. For more information on incorporating faith and spirituality, download their 5 Year Plan Memo below or contact Bill Gaventa  and/or Erik Carter.

  • AUCD has entered into Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) with these 3 federal agencies: ODEPFEMA, and USDA. Feel free to view these MOUs and reference in your application if it's helpful.

UCEDD FOA's [back to top]

OMB Uniform Guidance [back to top]

The federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published final regulations that reform Federal grant-making with the intention of decreasing administrative burden for grantees and reducing waste, fraud and abuse. These new regulations combine the multiple Federal regulations that currently govern the way we administer grants into a single, comprehensive and streamlined uniform policy guide; this supercedes former OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122 (which have been placed in past OMB guidances); Circulars A-89, A-102, and A-133; and the guidance in Circular A-50 on Single Audit Act follow-up.

Additional information on OMB Uniform Guidance can be found on Grants.gov

The Department of Education also provides technical assistance on the OMB Uniform Guidance for its grantees.