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American Rescue Plan Act Project

ODDS received approximately $160 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). When matched with Oregon General Fund, roughly $300 million has been allocated for one-time expenditures in response to COVID recovery needs.

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About ARPA funding

ODDS teams up with partners 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 ODHS 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, 2025. To meet that deadline, ODDS plans to spend this funding by March 31, 2025.

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 855-800-5046 or email

 Download the project plan spreadsheet if you would like to learn more about funding opportunities, timelines and completed awards. The project plan is updated approximately once monthly.

 Director's messages about ARPA

Below you can find a list of ODDS director's messages in English that are related to ARPA. For all messages, including messages in additional languages, visit the ODDS Director's Messages web page.

 Grant information


​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Self-Advocacy Innovative Projects is $1 million of funding meant to strengthen self-advocacy for people with I/DD receiving ODDS services. Part of the funding is for a self-advocacy reimbursement program for qualifying self-advocacy activities and events.

  • All details, requirements and qualifications are available in this Request for Proposals (RFP) for bid solicitation number S-10000-00006610. You must be logged in to OregonBuys to view the RFP.
  • Proposals are due Dec. 29, 2023 ​by 3 p.m.

The single point of contact for this funding opportunity is Procurement Specialist Louie Thomas. All questions must go directly to Louie at or 971-283-4755. 

ODDS previously 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.

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​​​​​​​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.

Download th​e ​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 $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 $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 funding is for home modifications to ODDS-licensed 24-hour residential home agencies, adult and child foster homes. These are not for home modifications that are covered under K-Plan or waiver services. The provider must own the home they are submitting an application for, and ODDS may request proof of ownership. These grant awards are to be used to improve accessibility of homes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) currently reside in or might in the future. The goal of these grants is to improve the lives of people with I/DD and increase their independence.

Grant applications are due September 21, 2023. Please read the following documents for more information about grant guidelines, timeline, how to apply, and more:

​​​​​​​​​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​

​​The Project SEARCH Grant Agreements for Transition-Age Programs funding opportunity​ is meant to support transition-age individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Specifically, it supports transition from school to getting competitive integrated employment.

The single point of contact for this funding opportunity is Procurement Specialist Russell Brammer. All questions must go directly to Russell at or 503-910-5020.​