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Developmental Disabilities Mill Levy (DDML)

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County Commissioners observe March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and recognize the County’s Developmental Disabilities Fund for 20 years of programs and services delivery.

A one-mill property tax dedicated to services for persons with developmental disabilities was established in 2001.  The County distributes 94.5 percent of the Developmental Disabilities Mill Levy (DDML) funds to support Developmental Pathways, the County’s Community-Centered Board while retaining 5.5 percent for a competitive grant program.

Development Disabilities Mill Levy (DDML) Grant Program

As a result of the 2001 voter-approved DDML, competitive grants totaling $5 million have been awarded to organizations delivering local services that support Douglas County residents with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD).  Grant information will be posted when the 2022 DDML grant process begins.  This is estimated to occur in Summer 2022.  For information, please contact Steve Dodrill at 303-660-7460.

2021 Grant Awards

The Board of Douglas County Commissioners approved the recommendations of 2021 grant funds on Dec. 21, 2021.  View the 2021 Awards by category.

Developmental Disabilities Mill Levy Advisory Council

The Developmental Disabilities Mill Levy Advisory Council members review grant applications and make funding recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.

Advisory Council members:

  • Carol Kumpost
  • Jenny Skinner, Community Centered Board Representative
  • John Groom
  • Saeed Siddiqui
  • Tauni McRae-Couch
  • Laura Larson
  • Marjorie Bezdeck