Each year, DD Resources awards over five million dollars in tax revenue to area agencies to provide independent living, community connection and employment services to St. Louis city residents with developmental disabilities.
Funding announcements and deadlines are made public October – January. Eligible agencies/projects seeking funding must follow the guidelines set forth in the Eastern Region Alliance Partner Funding Manual.
Funding requests are received by DD Resources staff and reviewed with the DD Resources Program Committee. All funding recommendations are made by the Program Committee to the full board of directors. The full board makes final funding determinations.
DD Resources administers public funds and by virtue of its funding sources is a public agency and therefore, is subject to constitutional limits as well as other regulatory elements. Moreover, it has certain oversight responsibilities for the actions of service providers that receive funds from DD Resources.
DD Resources must take the position of neutrality toward any and all political and/or religious practices, events, celebrations, and activities.
It is DD Resources' goal that individuals with developmental disabilities living in the City of St. Louis receive inclusive services. Therefore, agencies receiving funding from DD Resources must also act with neutrality to ensure that service delivery is free of any political and/or religious component.