Federal law requires the State Council to identify ways to improve and increase services for individuals and their families, and to submit these ideas to the federal government in the form of a State Plan. Effective with the passage of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, the Plan covers a five-year period.
The 2017-2021 State Plan covers the time period from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2021. It addresses specific information required by the federal Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and includes the Council’s determination of areas of emphasis and resulting goals and objectives for the five-year time period. It also includes a comprehensive work plan with activities and projected outcomes. The Council must spend a minimum of 70% of its federal funding to address the State Plan objectives. All programs and projects of the Council are to be conducted in a manner that respects individual differences and cultural diversity.
Archived State Plans
- Revised 2011 – 2016 State Plan (PDF)
- 2014 – 15 State Plan Amendment (PDF)
- 2011 – 2016 State Plan Plain Language (PDF)
Each year the Council reports its activities that implement the State Plan goals. The Council’s 2015-2016 Program Performance Report (PPR) was submitted to the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD), pursuant to 42 USC 15025 (c) (7), documenting in detail the work of the Council to implement its five year State Plan. The PPR is submitted electronically to the AIDD in a format that they request from the Councils in all 50 states and US territories.