Potential illustrative activities are included below:
Development and effective implementation of deinstitutionalization strategies and plans to transition away from institutional care settings for persons with disabilities; Provision of accessible, affordable, and sustainable community-based support
and services to facilitate persons with disabilities living independently and being included in the community; Development and/or effective implementation of laws, policies, and practices that support persons with disabilities exercising their legal capacity, freedom of choice, and control over decisions affecting their lives with the maximum level of self-determination and interdependence in society (e.g.
through supported vs.
substituted decision-making); Establishment and/or strengthening of consumer-controlled disability resource centers (often referred to as “independent living centers” in the U.S.) that promote the full independence and participation of persons with disabilities in society, including through advocacy related to the rights of disabled population; Adoption and/or effective implementation of monitoring mechanisms related to living independently and being included in the community, including ensuring such mechanisms prioritize DPO participation.
Projects that address targeted needs of persons with disabilities may be considered.
Projects that highlight the needs of marginalized groups, such as women and girls, individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, those with developmental or psychosocial disabilities, and members of the LGBTI community are encouraged.
All programs, regardless of implementing partner, must verify significant involvement of persons with disabilities, especially women with disabilities in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project.
Activities that support and develop Public Private Partnerships are strongly encouraged.