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Grant Deadline Near For Not-For-Profits Serving Autism Community

OSWEGO, NY –  The Oswego County Autism Task Force is still accepting grant applications until March 1 for the allocation of funds to  not-for-profit organizations serving or seeking to provide new opportunities to individuals and families touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

As a result of ongoing survey and community feedback, at this time proposals that allow for opportunities for youth during non-school hours, including after school, evenings, weekends, breaks, and summer programs are encouraged.

In addition to being a not-for-profit organization in the Oswego County area, projects may serve any range of youth or their families.

All proposed projects should address the diverse interests of individuals with autism and their families including but not limited to: artistic expression, recreation, leisure time, educational, and social skills development and should have clear and measurable goals.

While applicants are encouraged to partner with other local service organizations, priority will be given to grants that serve as seed money for future activities, and those projects that have a long lasting impact.

Requests from a single agency may not exceed $1,000 and cannot be used for equipment, capital improvement, to off-set wages of existing staff, or to cover administrative overhead.

For more information, or to receive an application please contact Tammy Thompson at 349-3510.

Deadline for all applications is March 1,