National Organizing Project

The National Organizing Project (NOP) is a project of NCIL and ADAPT funded by the Ford Foundation. NOP began in 2018 and is now in its second round of funding, which runs through April 2020. The National Organizing Project aims to build the capacity of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and ADAPT chapters, combat institutionalization, and educate the public and legislators about community integration.


Over the course of the grant, we will be developing new and updated resources that will be posted on this page. These include additional documents on community integration and related topics.

Youth and CIL trainings:

An additional deliverable from this round of the grant includes training CILs and groups of youth on community integration and effective advocacy tactics. At the end of the grant period we will post an update from our Community Living Advocate about these efforts.

ADAPT Group Trainings:

We are pleased to announce the following grant awardees:

  • ADAPT of TX
  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, GA
  • Detroit, MI
  • Desert ADAPT
  • Gulf Coast ADAPT
  • Kansas ADAPT
  • Montana ADAPT
  • Savannah, GA

See the resources developed during the first round of the NOP grant.