The National Council on Disability (NCD) will seek proposals for a project which is intended to examine how, when and why persons with disabilities are institutionalized during and after natural disasters and provide recommendations to the appropriate federal agencies, states, local municipalities and
others to mitigate institutionalization of persons with disabilities in future disasters.
This report will illustrate the multiple scenarios in which persons with various types of disabilities are institutionalized instead of sheltered in the community or placed back into their community post disaster.
This report will examine the systemic issues which continue to cause institutionalization of persons with disabilities to occur, such as misperceptions of the abilities of people with disabilities (assuming they need more assistance than is required); lack of actual physical access to shelters, and lack of staff and expertise at shelters and biased intake procedures.
This report will also seek data to illuminate and quantify the occurrence of this issue.
The National Council on Disability (NCD) expects this report to discuss the grave short and long-term implications institutionalization wreaks on a person with a disability, physically, mentally, and monetarily, and the financial burden it places on the community versus supporting a person with a disability within the community.
The estimated contract period is 7 months.
NCD will distribute its Institutionalization During and After Disasters Notice of Funding Opportunity to interested parties on May 8, 201 8. NCD will expect interested parties to submit their responses by COB (close of business) June 5, 201 8. Copies of the Notice of Funding Opportunity will be available on grants.gov and ncd.gov and may be requested by mail or picked up at NCD on or after the issue date of May 8, 201 8. This presolicitation notice is issued solely for informational and planning purposes only.
It does not constitute a Notice of Funding Opportunity.
This presolicitation notice does not commit the Government to contract for any work or services whatsoever.
Further, the National Council on Disability is not at this time seeking proposals, and will not accept unsolicited proposals.
Respondents are advised that the United States (U.S) Government will not pay for any information or administrative cost incurred in response to this presolicitation notice.
Responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the U.S Government to form a binding contract.
It is the responsibility of the interested parties to monitor grants.gov and ncd.gov sites for additional information.
For more information, contact Amy Nicholas, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, D.C.
20004; 202 272-200 8.