Awarded Projects

The Department approved proposals from regional centers and community-based organizations that aim to increase equity in service access.

The links below provide summaries of approved projects as well as approved project proposals, arranged by Fiscal Year.

Fiscal Year 2020/2021

APPROVED SERVICE ACCESS AND EQUITY GRANT PROGRAM PROJECTS

APPROVED SERVICE ACCESS AND EQUITY GRANT PROGRAM PROPOSALS

Grant #OrganizationProject Title
20-C28So’oh-Shinálí Sister Project Indigenous Centered Practice Training
20-C20Family Resource NavigatorsTransition to Equity
20-ACRCAlta California Regional CenterMulticultural and Multilingual ACRC Services Client Video Modules
20-C36WarmLine Family Resource CenterMind the Gap: Peer Navigation to Support Access to Care in Under-Resourced Families
20-C27Autism Society of Los AngelesCross-Cultural Independent Facilitator Mentor Training Program For Self-Determination Program
20-C08Level Up NorCal - Act Now ProjectAccess, Collaboration, and Training Now (ACT Now)
20-C03Ally Comprehensive Services, LLC Ally's Access and Equity Initiative Program
20-C33Disability Voices UnitedThe Equity Leadership Development Project
20-C29The Arc of CaliforniaLatinos Aprendiendo Juntos
20-C53Heluna Health: ELAFRCEarly Start Transition Advocacy Training
20-ELARCEastern Los Angeles Regional CenterOngoing Service Coordination Reduced Caseload Project
20-C34University of Southern California UCEDD at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles - Self-Determination Program ProjectCulturally and Linguistically Competent Self-Determination Program for Communities Traditionally Favoring Interdependence
20-C14Fiesta Educativa, Inc.M.E.T.A Motivation, Education, Technology and Advocacy
20-C15Korean American Special Education CenterDevelopmental Screening and Parent-Empowerment
20-C10Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Parent Navigator ProjectParent Navigators in Pediatric Clinics to Support Service Access
20-C31Chinese Parents Association For The DisabledBilingual/Bicultural Chinese Family & Self-advocate Virtual Training Project
20-C16Vietnamese Parents With Disabled Children Association Promoting and Increasing Vietnamese Parents and Children with I/DD to Access Purchase of Service and Be Independent
20-C22University of Southern California UCEDD at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles - Peer Education ProjectTechnical Assistance and Peer Education Infrastructure for Parent-Run CBOs
20-FNRCFar Northern Regional CenterPeer Connections Cafe
20-C09Level Up NorCal - Project Eagle FeatherProject Eagle Feather
20-C40Support for Families of Children with DisabilitiesBuilding Bridges to Services for San Francisco's Underserved Language and Cultural Communities
20-C19PRAGNYA Engaging Neurodiverse Groups Through Allyship, Growthmindset and Empowerment (ENGAGE)
20-C05Creative Growth Art CenterCreativity for All—Reducing Language and Technology Barriers for Artists with Disabilities
20-HRCHarbor Regional CenterBilingual Spanish-Speaking Community Outreach Specialist
20-C02Autism Society Inland EmpireCLASE Community of Practice: Empowering Latino Stakeholders With A Voice For Advocacy
20-C01Genuine Animate Navigate Assist Succeed
Padres con GANAS
20-IRCInland Regional CenterCultural Competence - A Tool for Equity
20-C30University of California Riversidee-SEARCH: An Online Autism Resource Center For Individuals with IDD and Their Families
20-C23Heluna Health: Family Resource Centers Network of CaliforniaStrengthening Part B Transition for Black and Latino Students with Developmental Disabilities
20-C17Access Nonprofit Center Parenting Black Children - Connect, Support, Educate to Empower - Village Wrap Around project
20-C12Familias FirstFamilias First: Creating Leadership Among Parents
20-C25PathPointBuilding Cultural Competency to Support The Underserved in Central and Southern California—Phase Three
20-C39Napa Valley Child Advocacy Network, Inc., DBA ParentsCAN Napa County Promotoras Parent Education and Leadership Project
20-C26South Central Prevention CoalitionEquitable Access to Regional Center Services for Children and Youth in Foster Care through Parent Education and Youth Self-Advocate Empowerment
20-C48Integrated Community CollaborativeIntegrated Community Collaborative - ICC Community Integradoras
20-C11Helping Hands East BayBuilding Cultural Bridges to Improve Service Access for Cantonese, Vietnamese and Filipino Adults
20-C13La Familia Counseling ServiceLa Familia Disparity Funds Program
20-C24Friends of Children with Special NeedsAsian Outreach, Mentorship, Empowerment, Self-Advocacy, and Service Capacity Building
20-C07Boat People SOS for Community Advancement Education Training and Technology
20-RCOCRegional Center of Orange CountyDevelopmental Screenings
20-C32University of California Irvine HEALTH, The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental DisordersIncreasing Access Through Education and Screening
20-C42Parents Helping Parents, Inc.Improving Digital Access for Self-Advocates and Families
20-C04Special Kids ConnectGeneric Service Acquisition: Clearing The Path to Regional Center Service Authorizations
20-SCLARCSouth Central Los Angeles Regional CenterNavigator Program
20-C21Special Needs NetworkStepping Stones
20-C06Hub City Autism NetworkJasper’s DREAMS - Dads Reaching for Empowerment, Access and More Support Project
20-C43A Better Life Together, Inc.B.R.I.D.G.E. (Bridging Services into Diverse Groups Everywhere)
20-SDRCSan Diego Regional Center Adapting the PUENTE Program for Sustainment and Scale Up
20-SGPRC-01San Gabriel Pomona Regional Center - Asian Community Outreach SpecialistCommunity Outreach Specialist - Asian Communities
20-SGPRC-02San Gabriel Pomona Regional Center - Parent Mentor ProjectParent Mentor Initiative
20-C18Alpha Resource Center Proyecto: Acceso 2021 Alpha Resource Center
20-C37Mixteco Indígena Community Organizing Project MICOP ACCESO III: Empowering Mixtec / Indigenous Families to Disrupt Service Inequalities
20-C35Momentum WORK, Inc. (Formerly UCP WORK, Inc.) Self-Advocacy Strategies Focusing on Transition-Age Youth Video Project

Fiscal Year 2019/2020

APPROVED DISPARITY FUNDS PROGRAM PROJECTS

APPROVED DISPARITY FUNDS PROGRAM PROPOSALS

Grant #OrganizationProject Title
19-C01Hmong Youth & Parents UniteThe Hmong Story Cloth - A Disparity Prevention Project
19-C02Autism Society Inland Empire, IncExpansion of the Colaboración, Liderazgo, Abogacía, Servicio y Educación (CLASE) Community of Practice
19-C03The Ventricular FoundationLatinos Unidos Navegando Autismo y Servicios (LUNAS)
19-C04Special Kids ConnectRespite Education and Orientation Program to Increase Respite (In-Home) Service Utilization Among Monterey County's Hispanic Regional Center Consumers
19-C05San Diego State University Research FoundationCollaborative Development of Culturally Appropriate Resources for Parents of Individuals with Disabilities
19-C06Behaviorally Enhanced Respite in Ethnically Diverse CommunitiesBehaviorally Enhanced Respite in Ethnically Diverse Communities
19-C07BPSOS Center for Community AdvancementParent Education and Training Program
19-C08Level Up NorCalNuestra Comunidad - Bridging The Disparity Gap in the Latinx Community
19-C09Level Up NorCalBuilding Bridges - Connecting Southeast Asian Minorities with Regional Center Services
19-C10CHLA/USC UCEDDParent Navigators in a General Pediatrics Clinic to Reduce Purchase of Service Disparities
19-C11Helping Hands East BayImproving Long Term Care Planning for Adult Consumers from Cantonese, Vietnamese and Filipino Families
19-C12Community GatepathOutreach and support services reaching underserved East
Palo Alto, Coastside and Spanish-speaking families
19-C13La FamiliaLa Familia Disparity Fund Program
19-C14Care Parent NetworkAdult Transition Support and Outreach for Families
19-C15Diversity in Health Training InstituteAsian Resource Network
19-C16Vietnamese Parents with Disabled Children AssociationExpanding the Capacity of Vietnamese Parents to Shape DD Service to Promote their Children's Maximal Independence, Productivity, and Integration into Community Life
19-C17Access Nonprofit Center Parenting Black Children a project of Access Nonprofit Center
19-C18Alpha Resource Center of Santa BarbaraProyecto: Acceso
19-C19Modern Support ServicesModern Outreach Program
19-C20Family Resource NavigatorsMultilingual Peer to Peer Family Navigation
19-C21Special Needs NetworkParent Advocacy Mentor Program
19-C22USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Children's Hospital Los AngelesTechnical Assistance and Peer Education
Infrastructure to Increase Impact of Parent-Run CBOs Providing Social-Recreational Services
19-C23Exceptional Parents UnlimitedParent to Parent Orientation
19-C24Friends of Children with Special NeedsAsian Mentorship: Empowerment, Education and Access to Services
19-C27Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Inc. ("Housing Choices")Navigator de Vivienda - Santa Clara County
19-C33Exceptional Parents UnlimitedNavigating Systems with Families
19-C39Napa Valley Child Advocacy Network DBA ParentsCANNapa County Promontoras: Parent Education and Leadership Project
19-C40Support for Families of Children with DisabilitiesBuilding Bridges to Services for San Francisco's Underserved Language and Cultural Communities
19-C42Parents Helping Parents, Inc.POS Equalization Effort Expanded
19-C43A Better Life TogetherThe B.R.I.D.G.E Project
19-C45Public Health Foundation Enterprises,Inc./Carolyn Kordich Family Resource CenterKnowledge is Power/El Conocimiento Es Poder
19-C48Integrated Community Collaborative (ICC Integradoras)ICC Integradora Community Outreach
19-C55The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders (UCI)Empowering Families and Increasing Access Through Education and Screening
19-C56Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing ProjectProyecto Acceso: Addressing Service Disparities Among the Mixteco/Indigenous and Young Latino Community
19-C57Native American Training and Technical Assistance (NATTA)Our Wounded Eagles
19-C60Warmline Family Resource CenterService Navigator

Fiscal Year 2018/2019

APPROVED DISPARITY FUNDS PROGRAM PROJECTS

APPROVED DISPARITY FUNDS PROGRAM PROPOSALS

Grant #OrganizationProject Title
18-C02Autism Society Inland EmpireColaboración, Liderazgo, Abogacía, Servicio y Educación (CLASE) Community of Practice
18-C08Korean American Special Education Center (KASEC)Developmental & Health Screening and Educational Seminar
18-C09Level Up NorCalBridging the Gap: Connecting Southeast Asian Ethnic Minorities with Regional Center Services
18-C10PathPointBuilding Cultural Competency to Support the Underserved in Central and Southern California - Phase Two
18-C12Helping Hands East BayImproving Understanding and Utilization of Services for Cantonese, Vietnamese and Filipino Adult Consumers
18-C13La Familia Counseling Service (La Familia)La Familia Disparity Funds Program
18-C16Napa Valley Child Advocacy Network, Inc. DBA ParentsCANNapa County Promotora & Parent Education Project
18-C20Special Kids Connect (formerly Special Kids Crusade)Increasing Service Equity for Monterey County's Hispanic Population through Education, Empowerment, and Self-Advocacy
18-C23Special Needs NetworkSNN's Military Parent Advocacy Mentor and Navigator Program (MPAMN)
18-C24Friends of Children with Special Needs (FCSN)Asian Mentorship: Empowerment, Education and Access to Services
18-C26Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Inc. ("Housing Choices")Navegador de Vivienda - San Mateo County
18-C27Autism Society of Los AngelesCross-Cultural Independent Facilitator Trainings and Ongoing Support for the Self-Determination Program
18-C29Tri-County Respite CareEnhanced Respite Services to the Hmong and Punjabi Populations of Alta California Regional Center
18-C30Regents of the University of California, RiversideIncreasing Awareness and Support for Parents of Youth with ASD in the Desert and Coachella Valley
18-C31Family Resource Navigators (FRN)African American Community Empowerment (AACE)
18-C33Exceptional Parents Unlimited, Inc. (EPU)Navigating Systems with Families
18-C34State Council on Developmental DisabilitiesBuilding Capacity in Cultural and Linguistic Competence as an Approach to Reducing Disparities in the DD System
18-C36Multi-Ethnic Collaborative of Community AgenciesParent Support Program for Multicultural Communities
18-C38Care Parent NetworkMulticultural Peer-to-Peer Outreach, Training and Support
18-C39The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders, University of California, IrvineEmpowering Families & Increasing Access through Education & Screening
18-C40Support for Families of Children with Disabilities (SFCD)Building Bridges to Services for San Francisco's Underserved Language and Cultural Communities
18-C41Learning Rights Law CenterTraining, Information, and Advocacy Project
18-C42Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc./ Carolyn Kordich FRCKnowledge is Power "El Conocimiento es Poder"
18-C43A Better Life Together, Inc.Bridging Resources into Diverse Groups Everywhere (B.R.I.D.G.E Project)
18-C46Exceptional Parents Unlimited, Inc. (EPU)Central Valley Outreach and Education
18-C48Integrated Community Collaborative (ICC Integradoras)ICC Integradora Community Outreach
18-C50Esperanza Community Housing CorporationA Strengths-Based Approach to Supporting Families, Thriving Children, and Healthy Homes
18-C52Pediatric Therapy NetworkEarly Identification and Referral Through Developmental Screenings
18-C53Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc./ Eastern Los Angeles FRCGrass-Roots Organizations Working Network (GROWN): Supporting Community-Based Infrastructure Serving Children and Youth with Developmental Disabilities in Los Angeles County
18-C54Familias FirstParent Empowerment Project (PEP): Discussing Accessibility of Services for Our Diverse Communities
18-C55Community Initiatives for Collective Impact/Hlub Hmong CenterFamily-Driven Cultural and Systems Change
18-C56Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP)Proyecto Acceso: Addressing Service Disparities Among the Mixteco/Indigenous Community
18-C57Native American Training and Technical Assistance (NATTA)Our Wounded Eagles
18-C58Healthy African American FamiliesIn collaboration with the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and community faith-based organizations, engage communities through focus groups, workshops, symposia and conferences. Develop materials and distribute them in the community. Convene a leadership council to plan the next steps in raising community awareness of autism and regional center services.
18-C59UCP Family Respite ServicesEnhanced Respite Services to the Underrepresented Ethnic Populations of Alta California Regional Center
18-R-ACRC1ACRCEnhanced Respite Services to the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Target Populations
18-R-ACRC2ACRCACRC Staff, Providers, and Parent/Family Workshops
18-R-FDLRC1FDLRCMulti-Media Outreach Project
18-R-GGRC1GGRCCongresito - Outreach and Education Conference (2 Conferences)
18-R-NLACRC1NLACRCParent Mentor Project
18-R-RCEB1RCEBFamily Home Agencies
18-R-SGPRC1SG/PRCThe Developmental Journey of Children in the African American Community
18-R-SGPRC2SG/PRCWebinar development and hosting for parent training
18-R-TCRC1TCRCInterpreter Training and Language Access Assessment

Fiscal Year 2017/2018

APPROVED DISPARITY FUNDS PROGRAM PROJECTS

APPROVED DISPARITY FUNDS PROGRAM PROPOSALS

Grant #OrganizationProject Title
17-C7Boat People SOS-Center for Community AdvancementParent Education and Training Program
17-C9Children's Hospital Los AngelesBuilding the Capacity of Vietnamese Parents of Children with DD to Access Regional Center Services
17-C10Children's Hospital Los AngelesParent Navigators in a General Pediatrics Clinic to Reduce Purchase of Service Disparities
17-C12Community GatepathOutreach and support services reaching underserved East Palo Alto and Spanish-speaking Families
17-C13Creativity ExploredCulture Shift
17-C14Designated Exceptional Services for Independence"Puente al Centro Regional" (Bridge to Regional Center)
17-C17Esperanza Community Housing CorporationA Strengths-Based Approach to Supporting Families, Thriving Children, and Healthy Homes
17-C20Family Resource NavigatorsMultilingual Family to Family Navigation
17-C21Friends of Children with Special NeedsAsian Empowerment, Education and Services
17-C25Helping Hands East BayStrategic Engagement of Cantonese, Vietnamese, Filipino and Polynesian Families of Adult Consumers who have low or no Purchase of Services
17-C26Heluna Health/Eastern LA FRCEarly Childhood Person Centered Practice Training
17-C27Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Inc.Navegador de Vivienda
17-C30Institute for Maximum Human PotentialCommunity Integrator Project
17-C31Korean American Special Education CenterFree Developmental & Health Screening Fair in catchment area of ELARC
17-C32Korean American Special Education CenterFree Developmental & Health Screening Fair in catchment area of SG/PRC
17-C33Korean American Special Education CenterFree Developmental & Health Screening Fair in catchment area of FDLRC
17-C34Korean American Special Education CenterFree Developmental & Health Screening Fair in catchment area of RCOC
17-C35La Familia Counseling ServiceCulturally and Linguistically Responsive Training and Peer Support Services for Hispanic Regional Center Consumers
17-C36Learning Rights Law CenterCommunity Support Groups
17-C39Napa Valley Child Advocacy Network, Inc. DBA ParentsCANNapa County Promotora Project
17-C40Native American Training and Technical AssistanceOur Wounded Eagles
17-C41New HorizonsSuccess Access Team
17-C42Parents Helping Parents, Inc.POS Equalization Effort
17-C43PathPointBuilding Cultural Competency to Support the Underserved in Central and Southern California
17-C44Pediatric Therapy NetworkParent Engagement Through Education and Support
17-C45Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc.Knowledge is Power - El Conocimiento es Podar
17-C46Special Kids Crusade, Inc.Centro de Recursos Familiares del Sur el Condado (South County Family ResourceCenter)
17-C47Special Needs Network Inc.SNN's Parent Empowerment Program
17-C48St. John's Well Child and Family CenterParent/Caregiver Education and Advocacy
17-C52Team of Advocates for Special KidsIncreasing Access to Inland Regional Center Services for Riverside County Families who are Hispanic and/or Spanish-speaking and/or Have a Family Member with Autism
17-C54The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders, University of California, IrvineOutreach, screening and linkage to Early Start services at RCOC for Hispanic and Vietnamese families
17-C55The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders, University of California, IrvineImproving Community Access through Education and Training
17-C56The Regents of the University of CaliforniaThe Family Mentor Partner Program: Valuing and Connecting Hispanic and Chinese Families with Regional Center Services
17-C59UC DavisAccessing Intervention Services: Culturally Inclusive Parent Video Modules
17-C60Warmline Family Resource CenterParent Navigator Program & Outreach

Fiscal Year 2016/2017

APPROVED DISPARITY FUNDS PROGRAM PROJECTS

APPROVED DISPARITY FUNDS PROGRAM PROPOSALS

REGIONAL CENTER PROPOSALS
The following is a list of regional center proposals reviewed by the Department for Fiscal Year 2016/17. Proposed activities and requested funding amounts may have changed as a result of subsequent discussions between the Department and the regional centers.


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