Autism Speaks Seeks Applications for New Round of Family Services Community Grants
Autism Speaks, North America's largest autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that it is seeking applications in the U.S. and Canada for its sixth round of Family Services Community Grants to promote services that enrich the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Grant proposals are being solicited that address one of the following areas of need: Education, Recreation/Community Activities, and Young Adult and Adult Services.
For more information about the Family Services Community Grants offered in the U.S., visit Family Services Community Grants
. Successful applicants will apply grant funding to support new programs or the expansion of existing projects. Letters of Intent will be accepted on a rolling basis through April 8, 2011, and all proposals will be due by May 9, 2011.
To date, Autism Speaks has allocated $2.4 million in funding for Family Services Community Grants in the U.S. to help community organizations across the country expand existing programs and create new ones that demonstrate true innovation. In the last grant cycle, in which over $500,000 was awarded to 24 organizations, Autism Speaks received over 650 applications from organizations throughout the U.S. Information about the grant recipients can be viewed here: Family Services Community Grants recipients
This is the second year that Autism Speaks Canada will implement a Canadian Community Grants Program to support the field of services for individuals with autism and expand the capacity to effectively serve this growing community in Canada. In its inaugural year, over $550,000 was awarded to 26 grantees from across Canada.