Service Access & Equity Grant Program

Assembly Bill X2 1 (Chapter 3, Statutes of 2016) established the Disparity Funds Program, which awards $11 million annually to Regional Centers and community-based organizations to implement strategies to reduce disparities and increase equity in regional center services.

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Independent Evaluation of the SAE Grant Program NEW

The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) contracted with the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence and Mission Analytics Group for an independent evaluation of the Service Access and Equity (SAE) grant program. DDS created the SAE grant program in 2016, an annual allocation of $11 million to support projects designed to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) from diverse backgrounds to get the same access to services as everyone else. The evaluation focused on California’s regional centers and community-based organizations funded by the SAE grant program in 2018 through 2020.


Last modified: May 14, 2024