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January 22, 2013

Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities Announces New Funding Opportunity

The Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities would like to announce the release of a new Call for Investment “Training & Technical Assistance for Ligas Class Members”. 
On July 28, 2005, a lawsuit (Ligas V. Hamos) was filed in Illinois on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities who were residing in private, State-funded facilities (Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Developmental Disabilities or ICF-DD) of nine or more persons or who were at risk of being placed in such facilities.  Plaintiffs sought placement in Community-Based Settings and receipt of community-based services.  On June 15, 2011 a Consent Decree was approved by the Court.
To assist with this endeavor, the Council has developed this Call for Investment (CFI).  The purpose of this CFI is to ensure that Ligas Class Members are educated on their rights and options and have the supports needed to make sure they receive the life they want rather than one that someone else feels is appropriate for them.
An informational conference call will be held on January 28, 2013 and proposals are due February 21, 2013.  To review and apply for the CFI, please visit our website at http://www.state.il.us/agency/icdd/.  .
Please share with others who you think might be interested in this funding opportunity.  For questions about the CFI, please contact Jennifer Harrison at (217) 782-9696 or jennifer.harrison@illinois.gov.

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