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Grant Program 2018-03-09T19:16:53+00:00

Project Description

SPRING FORWARD FOR AUTISM GRANTS

How the program works:

Grants are designed to provide access to individuals and families in Brevard County, Florida affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Grants will be allocated on a quarterly basis based on annual fundraising activities. The Board of Directors will determine how many and the amounts of each grant at the beginning of each term. Applicants will need to apply each year for assistance. Grant approval may be expedited for applicants that are in immediate personal danger or harm, as we will try to provide immediate support based upon the need and the funds available within our grant program.

Once determined how much we can award each quarter, the board will review the following items when considering approval of a grant request.

  • Completion of grant application – Applicant can fill our application at www.Springforwardforautism.com or request an application to be emailed to them for print. The application must be completed in its entirety to be reviewed.
  • Amount of grant request – Grants will be awarded between $100 and $2,000 per family, unless an exception is approved by the Board of Directors
  • Household Income – Applicants with household incomes below $50,000 will be reviewed first; however all requests will be considered. (Applicant must provide verification of income)
  • Type of treatment requested – Awarded grants are to be used to fund effective treatments, assessments, special needs education, sensory equipment and other therapies that are beneficial to an autistic child’s progress. (Treatment must be supported by evidence of efficacy.)
  • Other financial assistance received – Applicant must provide a list of any additional approved grants received or any other financial assistance provided.
  • Required Volunteer Service – Grant recipients are required to complete a minimum of 4 hours of volunteer service with the organization within the first twelve months.

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GRANT APPLICATION CYCLE

Quarter Application Period Notify By
1st Quarter January 1-31 March 15
2nd Quarter April 1-30 June 15, 2018
3rd Quarter July 1-31 September 15
4th Quarter October 1-31 December 15

WHY SUPPORT?

Lifetime costs of someone living with Autism range from $3 to $7 million.

Few parents can afford to directly pay for the costs of continual, lifelong individualized treatment for a single autistic child.

The Cost of Living on the Spectrum
The cost for care of a child with autism must be estimated on both direct and indirect costs for the child’s medical, behavioral, and educational programs.

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