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The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation announces


The Public Policy Fellowship application is now available.  The plans are for two fellowships for 2017, one of which will be reserved for a self-advocate.  The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation is seeking exemplary professionals, and/or persons experiencing disability and/or family members of persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are currently working or volunteering in the field of inclusive services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Public Policy Fellowship is a one year intensive immersion experience in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the Fellowship is to prepare emerging leaders to assume leadership roles in the public policy arena at the state and/or national levels. During this one year Fellowship, the successful applicant will learn how federal legislation is initiated, developed, and passed by the Congress, as well as how programs are administered and regulations promulgated by federal agencies.   Fellows also learn how the organized disability community works to shape public policy impacting people with disabilities, and their families.



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Guidelines for Funding and Resources

  • The Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation does not provide grants other than those that are internally generated. There applications and letters of intent or inquiry are not accepted.

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