University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service

To defray the cost of administration and operation of programs that: (1) Provide interdisciplinary training for personnel concerned with developmental disabilities; (2) demonstrate community service activities that include training and technical assistance and may include direct services, e.g., family
support, individual support, personal assistance services, educational, vocational, clinical, health and prevention; (3) conduct research (basic and applied), evaluation and analysis of public policy in areas affecting individuals with developmental disabilities; and (4) disseminate information as a national and international resource.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Grants are funded to assist in the operation of public or nonprofit facilities which are associated with a college or university and provide training programs and delivery of services for persons with developmental disabilities.

In addition, tied to the level of funds appropriated, training grants may be awarded to the University Centers.


Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Maine System $ 570,000   2018-07-012023-06-30
University Of Connecticut $ 570,000   2018-07-012023-06-30
Regents Of The University Of Minnesota $ 570,000   2018-07-012023-06-30
Nevada System Of Higher Education $ 570,000   2018-07-012023-06-30
Virginia Commonwealth University $ 570,000   2018-07-012023-06-30
University Of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus $ 570,000   2018-07-012023-06-30
University Of Iowa, The $ 570,000   2018-07-012023-06-30
University Of Vermont & State Agricultural College $ 570,000   2018-07-012023-06-30
Louisiana State University System $ 570,000   2018-07-012023-06-30
University Of Hawaii Systems $ 570,000   2018-07-012023-06-30



Program Accomplishments

In FY 07, 67 grants were awarded. In FY 08 and FY 09, it is anticipated that 75 grants will be awarded.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Salaries for administrators, coordinators, and others needed to operate a training facility, maintenance and housekeeping personnel, overhead expenses, and expenses required to start up new programs, and faculty for training programs who will meet critical manpower shortages and are not eligible for support from other sources.