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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

​​​​​​​About ARPA funding

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The Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) has received approximately $160 million dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). When matched with Oregon General Fund, roughly $300 million dollars has been allocated for one-time expenditures in response to COVID recovery needs. ODDS teamed up with stakeholders to determine priorities for this funding, with legislature approval, and continues to work with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on some proposed projects.

The intent of this work is to expand capacity for home and community-based settings in a way that is aligned with the ODH​S Equity North Star​. ODDS is committed to spending this funding in a way that supports the Oregon Developmental Disabilities System's strategic plan.

The federal requirement is that all funding must be spent and reported by March 31, 2024. To meet that deadline, ODDS plans to spend this funding by June 30, 2023.

The application for most ARPA grants will go through OregonBuys, which is the state’s e-Procurement system. Please make sure you’re registered with OregonBuys. To help with registration, there is a registration quick step guide as well as full registration instructions. If you need additional registration assistance, please call the vendor help desk at 1-855-800-5046 or email

Download the project plan spreadsheet​ if you would like to l​earn more about funding opportunities, timelines, and completed awards. The project plan is updated approximately once monthly (updated Aug 10​​, 2022).

​ARPA Director Messages

The following is a list of ODDS director's messages in English that are related to ARPA. For all messages (including messages in additional languages), please visit the ODDS director's messages webpage.​

Grants coming soon​​

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​​​​​This $15 million of grant funding will have a significant impact on our system. This grant is intended to support a wide range of projects such as:
  • Start-up and rebuilding funding for Employment/day support activities providers
  • Start-up funding, training and technical assistance for culturally and linguistically specific providers for all services
  • Funding to enhance and grow all services for individuals with the highest support needs
  • Focused funding for capacity expansion in rural areas
  • Start-up funding for all types of provider agencies
  • Funding is based on an expectation of supporting appropriate wages and benefits for direct support staff.​

ODDS collected input through a survey to help create the funding design. ​Download the survey results summary​.​

ODDS surveyed those who provide or receive ODDS funded nursing services on how to prioritize $1 million of the Capacity Restoration and Expansion grant funding. Download the nursing survey results summary.

​​This is an $8 million grant to help providers and families in the system get access to emergency supplies and equipment in an effort to help prepare for possible emergency situations. Some examples of potential projects include purchasing generators for residential homes or family homes where continuous access to power is necessary or providing emergency kits for people in services. 
​​​This $6 million of funding will be used to reach, engage, partner with and provide support to those who have experienced barriers in accessing services and supports. This grant aims to strengthen advocacy capacity for people who have experienced such barriers.

​This $10 million of funding will help case management entities and providers continue offering services or supports that will require HIPAA compliance once the public health emergency ends.​

Download th​e ​ survey results summary​

​​​​​​​​​This is $500,000 of funding to help strengthen self-advocacy in Oregon. ODDS conducted a survey that collected input from self-advocates, families, partners, and more to help in developing the funding design. Download the survey results summary​.

​Grants closed

​​​​​​​​ODDS will have $3 million available to help develop infrastructure and provide resources for Oregon's 45 Community Developmental Disabilities Programs (CDDPs) and Brokerages. ODDS surveyed partners to gather input on how best to design this grant opportunity. Download the survey results summary​.

This grant is open for applic​ations through July 18, 2022 at 5 p.m. 



If you have questions about the ARPA grants, please email​​​​​