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This Request for Proposals is issued for the purpose of obtaining proposals for ADA-related training that meets the needs of employers, human resource managers, business entities, the hospitality industry, architect and design professionals, post-secondary education institutions, emergency response personnel and/or state and local governments.



There is a total of $13,000 available.


Proposal Format:

  1. Summary
  2. Organizational Capacity - include information on partners, if applicable
  3. Qualification of Personnel - include contact person
  4. Plan of Work - activities, objectives, presenters, anticipated audience, etc.
  5. Timeline
  6. Means of Measuring Outcomes - i.e. evaluation; pre/post test of participant knowledge; post-event survey
  7. Budget Breakdown - detailed estimate; amount of contribution


Activity Requirements:

  1. All activities must be completed by September 20, 2017.
  2. Any event must be held in an accessible location and any product developed must be made available in alternative formats and must be demonstrated to be an effective form of communication.
  3. The organization shall provide funds or in-kind contributions of at least 10% of the total cost of the activity.
  4. All activities must have measurable outcomes, and activity outcome data (i.e. evaluation form results) shall be submitted to ADA Michigan by September 22, 2017.
  5. Any product (handouts, DVDs, presentations, evaluations, etc.) developed pursuant to this grant shall be submitted to the ADA Michigan.  (The committee has the right to use, distribute and/or alter materials as it sees fit.)
  6. Any product shall include the following notation: "Funded in part by the ADA Michigan, an affiliate of the Great Lakes ADA Center, through grant #90DP0091-01-00 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research."
  7. The organization shall submit a follow-up report, which includes a compilation of outcome (i.e. evaluation) data, a final breakdown of expenditures and the number of participants to ADA Michigan no later than September 29, 2017.


Proposal Evaluation Criteria:

Proposals will be reviewed based on the following criteria: 


1. Quality of Proposed Activity

     a. The activity will provide valuable information;

     b. The activity will reach a large number of people;

     c. The schedule appears workable in terms of completing activities within the grant period; and

     d. The budget appears reasonable for the task.


2.  Individual & Organizational Expertise       

     a. The organization has a background on disability issues;

     b. The individuals developing the project hold the expertise to produce the project;

     c. The presenters listed have proven speaking ability and disability expertise; and

     d. Any additional partners listed are suitable for the activity have demonstrated expertise in the field of ADA issues.



Successful proposals in the past have included the following:

  • Workshops regarding what to do when an employee discloses a disability;
  • Training for hotel staff on working with customers with disabilities;
  • A workshop on readily achievable barrier removal; and
  • A forum on the employment provisions of the ADA.


Proposals must be received by the ADA Michigan coordinator, Dan Cooper, by May 19, 2017.  Please submit your proposal electronically to dcooper@mpas.org or via U.S. Mail to the following address:



Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc.

4095 Legacy Parkway, Ste. 500

Lansing, MI 48911-4263


The committee expects to notify applicants by the end of May 2017.


This Request for Proposals (RFP) is available upon request in alternative formats by contacting Dan Cooper at 1-800-288-5923 (voice/TTY) or dcooper@mpas.org.  Inquiries related to this proposal should also be directed to the above named person.


Contact the ADA Michigan coordinator with questions or comments about the information on this site

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