Program, Organization, and Community Capacity Building

Program, Organization, & Community Capacity Building focuses on developing the capacity of programs and organizations to better meet the needs of the persons they serve and to adapt to changing values and policy environments. Projects also address capacity building of communities as a whole. Issues addressed include: providing program and strategic planning assistance; program evaluations, policy analysis, and needs assessments for local, state, or national organizations and providers; and assisting in implementing new or more value-based program standards and criteria for state and national policy makers.

This priority area focuses on developing the capacity of programs and organizations to better meet the needs of the persons they are serving and to adapt to changing value and policy environments. It also includes development of the capacity of communities as a whole. The range of issues includes providing program and strategic planning assistance; program evaluations, policy analysis, and needs assessments for local, state, or national organizations and providers; and assisting in implementing new or more value-based program standards and criteria for state and national policy makers.

Program, Organization, and Community Capacity Building Project Profiles:

Add-Us-In Kansas City

Alianzas (Alliances)

Community of Practice: Focusing on Life Span Supports for Self-Advocates and Their Families

Determining the Efficacy of the Self-Determination Career Development Model (SDCDM)

Kansas City Hispanic Needs Assessment

Missouri Money Follows the Person Demonstration Project

Missouri Traumatic Brain Injury Implementation Partnership Project

National Gateway to Self-Determination 

Show-Me-Careers: Missouri’s Transition to Employment Collaborative 

Supporting Families with a Member with Developmental Disabilities

Women’s Leadership