Funding Sources

This section of our website provides a brief description of our federal grants and funding sources.

Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (PADD) was established to protect and advocate for the legal and human rights of individuals with developmental disabilities.

PADD is authorized in the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, 42 USC §§ 15041-15045 and 45 CFR §§ 1385-1386.

PADD is administered and regulated by:

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD)
370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW
Washington, DC 20447
Phone: (202) 401-6970
Fax: (202) 690-6904

Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) was established in 1986. Congress found that adults with significant mental illness and children with severe emotional impairments were vulnerable to abuse, serious injury and subject to neglect which included inadequate or inappropriate treatment, nutrition, clothing, health care and discharge planning and that State systems for monitoring compliance with respect to the rights of individuals varied widely and were frequently inadequate. In order to ameliorate these injustices, Congress passed the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Act.

PAIMI is authorized in the Protection and Advocacy for Mentally Ill Individuals Act, 42 USC 10801-10807, 10821-10827 and 42 CFR Part 51.

PAIMI is administered and regulated by:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 2-1091
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: (240) 276-1739
Fax: (240) 276-1770

Client Assistance Program (CAP) is the advocacy program for people with disabilities who are seeking or receiving rehabilitation services authorized in the Rehabilitation Act.

CAP is authorized in the 29 USC § 732, of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

CAP is administered and regulated by:
U.S. Department of Education (DOE)
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS)
Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 5017
Washington, D.C. 20202-2800
Phone: (202) 245-7468

Protection and Advocacy for Individuals Rights (PAIR) was established by Congress in 1993 under an amendment of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to protect the legal and human rights of individuals with disabilities.

PAIR is authorized in 29 USC § 749e of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

PAIR is administered and regulated by:

U.S. Department of Education (DOE)
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS)
Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
400 Maryland Avenue, SW Room 5017
Washington, DC 20202-2800
Phone: (202) 245-7331
Fax: (202) 245-7591

Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT) was established to assist in the acquisition, utilization, or maintenance of assistive technology devices or assistive technology services for individuals with disabilities.

PAAT is authorized in the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended, at 29 USC §§ 3011-3012.

PAAT is administered and regulated by:

U. S. Department of Education
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS)
Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) 400 Maryland Avenue, Room 5017
Washington, D.C. 20202-2800

Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) was established in 1992 to make protection and advocacy services available to beneficiaries of the Social Security Act. To do this, the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration makes payments in each State to the protection and advocacy system established pursuant to part C of Title I of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (42 U.S.C. §15001).

PABSS is authorized in 42 USC § 1320b-21, The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 and 20 CFR Part 441, 66 CFR § 67370

PABSS is administered and regulated by:

Social Security Administration
Disability and Income Security Programs (DISP)
6401 Security Blvd., 107 Altmeyer
Baltimore, MD 21235
Phone: (410) 965-8658
Fax (410) 966-1278

Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (PATBI) was created in 2002 to provide protection and advocacy services to individuals with traumatic brain injury.

PATBI is authorized in 42 U.S.C. § 300d-53, in the Children's Health Act of 2000.

PATBI is administered and regulated by:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Public Health Services (PHS)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 18A-30-PKLN
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: (301) 443-2250
Fax: (301) 443-1296

Protection and Advocacy for Voter Access (PAVA) was established to ensure full participation in the electoral process for individuals with disabilities.

PAVA is authorized in 42 USC § 15461-62 in the Help America Vote Act of 2002.

PAVA is administered and regulated by:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD)
HHS, Mail Stop HHH 453-G
370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW, Washington, DC 20447
Phone: (202) 401-6970
Fax: (202) 690-6904