The North Dakota State Council on Developmental Disabilities (NDSCDD) is responsible for preparing and issuing competitive solicitations based on established goals and objectives with intended outcomes that support the NDSCDD Five Year Plan through its funding, NDSCDD works to increase the capacities and resources of 
public and private non-profit entities and others to develop a comprehensive community system that responds to the choices, capabilities and needs of persons with developmental disabilities and their families. The purpose of Council grants are to support new and innovative projects; as well as to expand best practices and contribute to system wide changes that support the rights of people with developmental disabilities and their full inclusion as community members.

The NDSCDD is authorized to grant funds to public, non-profit entities, and for profit organizations.

The funding of projects is contingent on the NDSCDD’s receipt of sufficient federal funds. Changes in the level of federal appropriations to the NDSCDD may result in the withdrawal of some or all projects or reduction in funding after the announcement of a grant award. The NDSCDD assumes no responsibility for the costs incurred by applicants prior to formal awarding of a grant and reserves the right not to fund a proposal requested in the project area.