(June 2, 2014) - Autism Speaks is excited to announce the opening of applications for the Chapter, Regional and Neighborhood Grant Programs! Through these programs, grants of up to $5,000 are available to service providers across the country.
In the first two years of these programs, Autism Speaks has awarded close to $800,000 to 161 programs. Similar to that of the annual Family Services Community Grants program, the focus of these programs is threefold:
- to promote local services that enhance the lives of those affected by autism
- to expand the capacity to effectively serve this growing community
- to increase the field of service providers in the four chapters
Autism Speaks places a significant focus on the end product or deliverable of each proposal that will benefit the autism community beyond those participating in the program. Deliverables include videos, manuals and curricula will be shared on the Autism Speaks website for the broader community. In addition, Autism Speaks seeks to ensure proposals provide opportunities for individuals with varying functioning levels. Careful consideration will also be given to proposals that specifically address the needs of underserved communities.
*Note: Grants are divided into Chapter, Regional and Neighborhood Grants depending on the location of the service providers. Service providers across the United States are eligible to apply for the local programs and applications will be sorted internally depending on location.