ARLINGTON – For a number of years, Arlington County has been awarding grants to non-profit organizations in the community who help residents with disabilities. The grants are administered by Arlington’s Disability Advisory Commission, which has released the grant application packet for the 2015-2016 Regional Grants to Disability Groups.
Grants are awarded to non-profit groups providing services to Arlington residents with physical and sensory disabilities. Successful projects increase or maintain independence and community integration through empowerment focused services.
Previous grants have included:
These grant awards are for two fiscal years, FY2015 and FY2016. Average grants are approximately $20,000, but vary depending on the project. Grant proposals are due no later than Monday September 30, 2013. The Disability Advisory Commission will review proposals and make funding recommendations to the County Board in early 2014.
The Grant Proposal Application Packet may be downloaded on the Disability Advisory Commission’s webpage. Contact Anna Maynard at 703-228-7096 (v/tty) or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The Disability Advisory Commission is an Arlington County Board advisory group and its members are appointed by the County Board.
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