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Upcoming Area Board 5 Meetings

Board Meeting
June 25, 2014

7:00pm - 9:00pm

RCEB Concord
2151 Salvio Street, 3rd Floor
Concord, CA 94520  [map]

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Board Meeting
September 24, 2014

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Marin County Office of Education
1111 Las Gallinas Avenue
San Rafael, CA

2014 grants Cycle 37


  • Community Gatepath
    Amount requested $20,000
    Goal – #9/Objective #9a
    Project Summary

    The goal of this project is to build the capacity of service providers to implement job development programs more effectively. Community Gatepath (Gatepath) will accomplish this by creating an employment toolkit with resources for educating employers about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. Our Business Development Manager will pilot use of the toolkit. We will then share the toolkit with other service providers and offer three training sessions. As a result, service providers throughout the Bay Area will be able to establish partnerships with new businesses, and more people with developmental disabilities will become employed.

Grant Awarded - Cycle 36

  • Housing Coalition of the East Bay (HCEB)   •  Awarded $10,000   •  Alameda & Contra Costa County

    HCEB will ensure the housing needs and goals of individuals with developmental disabilities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties are included within jurisdictions' upcoming Housing Elements updates. Major activities will include 1) working collaboratively with Area Board 5 and the Regional Center of the East Bay to update the housing need numbers initially established in 2009; and 2) advocating with and on behalf of people with developmental disabilities to ensure that housing needs data and guidelines are included within jurisdictions' Housing Element updates per the requirements of SB 812.

    The impact of this work will be an increased presence of the housing needs of people with developmental disabilities in local housing plans, and the potential to increase funding for affordable housing that is specifically for people with developmental disabilities. It can be replicated and used in other areas, and maximizes the number of jurisdictions that can and will implement the requirements of SB812. Grant notice

View all grants awarded in Cycle 36 (FY 2013-2014)


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Area Board 5 Mission

The Mission of Area Board 5 on Developmental Disabilities is to ensure that persons with developmental disabilities and their families have the same rights and opportunities as the general population.

These include:

  • The right to be protected from abuse, neglect and harm
  • The right and opportunity to be as independent and productive as possible
  • The right and opportunity to receive services and supports in the community
  • The right to live and be served in the least restrictive environment
  • The right to receive services and supports in a way that is sensitive and reflective of their own cultural preferences

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          Oakland, CA 94612

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