Developmental Disabilities

For information on services for people with developmental disabilities,
please contact Developmental Pathways at 303.360.6600 or visit

Developmental Disabilities Mill Levy 

A one-mill property tax dedicated to services for persons with developmental disabilities was established in 2001.

The County distributes 94.5% of the Mill Levy funds to support the County’s Community-Centered Board, Developmental Pathways, while 5.5% is retained for a competitive grant.

Development Disabilities Mill Levy (DDML) Grant Program 

Just over $4.5 million in competitive grants have been awarded to organizations delivering local services supporting Douglas County residents with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The Douglas County Board of County Commissioners approved the distribution of 2020 grant funds on December 8, 2020.

DDML Application Process

The deadline to apply for 2021 DDML grant funds is Friday, July 16, 2021. A mandatory application workshop will be held in June. The date and details will be posted this Spring. View sample application forms below. To receive updates and be added to the notification list regarding this grant, please contact Melanie Grothe.

Sample Applications:

Direct any questions related to the DDML grant to Tina Dill.

Developmental Disabilities Mill Levy Advisory Council 

The DDML Advisory Council members review grant applications and make funding recommendations to the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners. The meeting schedule will be posted on the Douglas County meeting portal following the application deadline.

Current Advisory Council Members:

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