VOTING RIGHTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
NMPASI, a local non-profit organization, administers grant programs from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD), and the Human Resources Services Administration (HRSA), the U.S. Department of Education (DOE)/Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), and the Social Security Administration (SSA).
To provide legally-based advocacy services on behalf of individuals with disabilities and their families in the CNMI.
Facilitate appropriate advocacy and provide direct representation for eligible individuals with disabilities in the community (at least one more than the previous fiscal year).
Facilitate sufficient technical assistance to individuals with disabilities, family members of individuals with disabilities and other members of the general community at large.
Facilitate appropriate representation for un/underserved individuals with disabilities (including but not limited to those living in institutions or other housing facilities).
To advance the understanding of and appreciation for Protection & Advocacy services and disability-related issues in the CNMI.
Facilitate opportunities for the community to engage in learning about disability-related issues.
Promote the understanding of local and federal disability laws.
Foster local capacity in self-advocacy for individuals with disabilities.
To enhance the quality of protection & advocacy services and the efficiency of the organization's operations.
Maintain an efficient, effective and legally compliant administrative operation.
Maintain an effective, diverse and knowledgeable staff and board of directors.
Ensure sufficient and sustainable funding in support of organization's mission.