The Center for Disabilities Studies had an operating budget of $5,610,558 from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The vast majority of CDS funding is realized through external grants and contracts from federal and state agencies, nonprofit organizations, schools, foundations and businesses.
Included in the federal portion is the $517,294 from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) for our core funding as a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
This U.S. government organization is responsible for implementation of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000. Other sources of funding are the University of Delaware, gifts from individuals and fees charged for services.