The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) has funds available
to support translation and interpretation services to reduce linguistic barriers to access services and supports in Texas. These stipends may be useful for organizations that serve communities that have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
About the Stipends
TCDD support is available to translate printed materials or provide interpretation services for not-for-profit organizations or agencies to:
- support people with developmental disabilities (DD) and their families to understand and access services and supports, or
to inform people with DD and their families about their rights.
If your organization serves people with DD who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, translation and interpretation services stipends can help you serve more people. For example, if you developed informational materials in response to the hurricane, these stipends could be used to translate those materials into additional languages so more people can access services and supports. Another example is that interpretation services could be utilized if you are delivering a presentation to a group of people with DD about their rights.
Funds Available and Eligibility
Translation and Interpretation Services Stipends are limited to $3,000 and funds will be provided on a reimbursement basis. Organizations can apply, but individuals are not eligible. Note: Due to Hurricane Harvey, TCDD has waived the requirement for applications to be submitted 60 days prior to the use of the translated materials.