The Projects of National Significance program has funded projects which will: (1) Identify model programs that focus on self/familial advocacy and empowerment by persons with disabilities and their families; (2) projects that focus on individuals and ways in which recreation and leisure activities have aided their integration into the community; (3) projects that assess the needs of and focus on the provision of services for children at-risk of developmental disabilities; (4) collaborative projects that implement leadership models; (5) projects that demonstrate successful approaches to home ownership by persons with disabilities; (6) projects that assist families with children who have severe and profound developmental disabilities to maintain their children at home while at the same time insuring the well-being and integrity of the family unit; (7) projects to support families who have members with Developmental Disabilities; (8) projects supporting minorities who have Developmental Disabilities; and (9) projects to provide personal assistance services for persons with disabilities.
This section indicates the different types of projects which have been funded in the past. Only projects funded under Project Grants or Direct Payments for Specified Use should be listed here. The examples give potential applicants an idea of the types of projects that may be accepted for funding. The agency should list at least five examples of the most recently funded projects.